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Blacksmith Shop

Pagoda Store

Junior

Lou Wyman

Welcome to the Wyman Living History Museum

Wyman Museum is the result of years of collecting beginning in 1949 when Lou wyman discovered an abandoned 1932 Lincoln automobile in Elk Springs, Colorado, while he was filling water barrels to take to his sheep herders. He paid $15.00 for it and has been collecting ever since.

He has gathered an absolutely unique collection from throughout the west and beyond. His assortment of items gives museum guests an experience spanning one hundred years of American life, ingenuity and advancement.

Lou has brought in several historical building, including a hay barn where visitors can see how hay was stored in the upper reaches of the barn. You will want to check out the working blacksmith shop from a homestead in Walden, Colorado. Come and explore the Pagoda store, opened by J.W. Hugus, a man who fancied himself as the J.C. Penny of the west. The store is filled with period items as well as a gift shop with local handmade items. It is a step back into the past!

The Wyman Museum has something for everybody!

Explore our Outbuildings

From the main museum building you can head out and explore our old store, barn. blacksmith shop, one room schoolhouse, and more.

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Meet Lou Wyman
Meet Lou Wyman

The Wyman Museum was founded by Lou Wyman and opened in 2006.

Lou has gathered an absolutely unique collection from throughout the west and beyond, giving museum guests an experience spanning one hundred years of American life, ingenuity and advancement. We guarantee there will be something you’ve never seen before! If you are lucky enough to catch Lou in the museum you may also hear tales and memories that are as genuine and interesting as the collections he shares.

Visit Junior the Elk
Visit Junior the Elk

Sure our museum staff will welcome you warmly...but Junior is the real ambassador to the Wyman Museum! Come visit Junior up close!

Upcoming Events

There are so many things to do and see at the Wyman Living History Museum. Keep an eye on the page for upcoming events and activities.
You can also rent the Wyman Museum for your events - Give us a call for more information 970-824-6346.

Bring the Kids!
Bring the Kids!

Looking for something to do with the kids? Come visit us at the Wyman Museum. We have many new items and new displays, including the railroad display. Kids can ask for a scavenger hunt to do while touring the museum.  Keep an eye on our calendar for kids programs and special events too. Your museum adventure awaits!