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Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers Museum

The Big Timbers Museum was named after the large cottonwood trees that used to line the Arkansas River, which were a welcomed sight to travelers prior to the railroad age. The museum features a WWI Poster Collection, Western and Native American Artifacts, Sand Creek artifacts, a 10-star First National Confederate Flag, artifacts related to the D.A.R. Madonna of the Trail Monument, a variety of artifacts related to the Fleagle Gang robbery of the First National Bank in Lamar and a Transportation Museum featuring antique wagons, cars, and trucks.

The museum also houses newspapers from Prowers County for the last 100 years, in addition to several textile garments including a wedding dress from The House Of Worth, a 19th century designer company credited with being the first to sew labels onto clothes identifying the designer. 

Group rates are available, bring cash or check. They offer guided tours and self-guided tours. 

Big Timbers Museum, the cost is $3.00 per person or $5.00 per family; All children and students, pre-school to collage age are free; Donations welcomed. Location is 7515 US-50, Lamar, CO 81052. For further information contact bigtimbers@prowerscounty.net or 719-336-2472. They are closed Sunday and Monday. Their winter hours are September 1st to May 31st and their open 1pm to 4pm. Summer hours June 1st to August 31st, open 10am to 5pm. 

Other Links Used: 

http://www.colorado.com/history-museums/big-timbers-museum , http://www.prowerscounty.net/residents/big_timbers_museum/index.php , http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/9816

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