Welcome to Historical Eaton, Colorado, and the Eaton Area Historical Society.
The Eaton Area Historical Society was established in 1991 by the Eaton Pioneers Society. It has as it’s mission the preservation and sharing of the history of the region and it’s pioneers, and to provide a secure locale that contains historically accurate items, which are preserved for the future. (Read Tommie Steele’s first-hand account here).
The Eaton Area Historical Society was able to acquire local historical landmark the A.J. Eaton House and opened it as the local museum in 2004. A unique arrangement with the City of Eaton, the Steve and Pat Simonds family, and the Shelton Fund has allowed the Historical Society volunteers, along with generous donations of memorabilia, pictures, artifacts, records, scrap-books, household pieces, and much more, to preserve the history and life of the early Eaton, Colorado pioneers. Historic designation for the house with the National Register of Historic Places was applied for in January, 2006 and granted in April, 2006. The gate that greets visitors at the driveway to the museum was the original gate at the Eaton Cemetery, modified for that location.
Among our many other activities, the EAHS commissioned the statue of Benjamin Harrison Eaton in Eaton Commons park, which was dedicated in 2002. Follow this link to read the story of Benjamin Eaton and statue artist Maxine White Swartz
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