About The Foundation

Our mission is to stimulate broad-based support for local history and the Louisville Historical Museum and to encourage the development of the Museum through fundraising, advocacy, and education. 

A dedicated group of Foundation Directors, or Board Members, meet monthly in support of the Louisville Historical Museum.

The Foundation sponsors community events featuring the Museum collection, programs or services and promotes these and other Museum efforts through our network and communication channels. 

Our primary goal is to support the Museum through fundraising efforts. All memberships and donations direct advance the mission, purpose and programs of our Museum.


Our Purpose

How We Got Started

The Louisville Historical Commission previously led fundraising for the Louisville Historical Museum. In 2014, the City of Louisville adopted a new commitment to separating the official advisory functions of City commissions from fundraising and advocacy functions. To continue fundraising for the Museum, the Louisville History Foundation was created.

Where We Are Now

The Louisville History Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that serves as the fundraising organization for the Louisville Historical Museum.

Become a Member Today

Individual and family Museum memberships are a great way to support the Louisville Historical Museum. Memberships support Museum programming and members receive quarterly issues of The Louisville Historian newsletter  

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Sharing the history of Louisville






Would you like to see a new building on the vacant lot on the Museum campus? 

The City of Louisville has funded planning for a new building on the Museum campus. This building would be built on the vacant lot directly north of the Jacoe Store on Main Street. We’d love your input on the process and outcome of this substantial improvement to the campus. 

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Make a difference to Louisville! If you would like to get involved, join the Museum as a member or business sponsor, or donate your time, resources or finds. Contact us via the form below.

Museum Address

1001 Main Street
Louisville, CO 80027

Mailing Address

749 Main Street
Louisville, CO 80027