Western Fremont Historical Society

Preserving the history and heritage of the settlers of western Fremont County, Colorado.

Who We Are

WFHS explores the history of Western Fremont county from Parkdale through Wellsville


 Betsy leads a tour of ‘rails to kiln’


This Month’s Fun Fact

In olden times, the community now known as Coaldale had gone through several name changes.  What were some of Coaldale’s previous names?

The post office underwent several name changes–Hayden Creek (1878); Palmer (1880-1887); and Hendricks (1878-1891).  On February 16, 1891, the post office name was changed to Coaldale–attributed to the charcoal kilns located there in early days.

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Contact Us…

History Center Map

0070 County Road 56
Howard, CO 81233



Mailing Address

Western Fremont Historical Society (WFHS)
P.O. Box 181
Howard, CO 81233

Email:  wfhsinfo@gmail.com

History Center Address

0070 Co Rd 56, Howard, CO  81233


The History Center is open during Society programs and by appointment.  During the months of April through October, the center is open the last Sunday of each month (1:00-4:00 pm).

Please call Shari Mohr at 719-942-3355 for further information and appointments.