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 what year were Howard’s charcoal kilns dismantled?






The kilns were dismantled by D&RG in 1988 for liability reasons.


Building Renovation

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@westfremonthistory.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 p.m.)

The Cotopaxi-Mullins History Center

Located at corner of Plum Street & CR 12, Cotopaxi, Colorado

The Cotopaxi-Mullins History Center is open the second Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Watch for the “Open” sign at other times during the week and stop by.  Please feel free to call if you need an appointment.

Please call Shari Mohr at 719-942-3355 or Betsy Denney at 719-942-3679 for further information and appointments.