Local History

Buena Vista Heritage Museum

This nonprofit organization exists to preserve and share the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County for the education and enjoyment of the public.

Buena Vista Historical Preservation Commission

A local commission working to preserve the architectural history of Buena Vista.

Plains to Peaks Collection

Wyoming and Colorado hisotrical database. This online collection brings together unique objects and their stories, allowing visitors to freely explore photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, artifacts, and videos found at a variety of cultural heritage institutions in both states.

Library History

The Buena Vista Public Library was established in 1898.  The original Library was next to Town Lake, just across the street from its current location.<

Picture of original library next to Town Lake