Want to know what we’ve done in the last six years?  We’ve donated  $16,400 !  


The money has been donated to the following:  Arvada Flour Mill - 2 times; Boggsville Historical Site; Breckenridge Heritage Alliance; Carousel in Nederland; Cumbres & Toltec Railroad; Elitch Gardens Theater; First Congregational Church, Silverton; Fort Logan; Galloping Goose,  Dolores; Granada Relocation Camp; Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum -Evergreen; Kauffman House, Grand Lake; Lake County Civic Center; Mayan Theater, Denver; Saguache County Museum; San Juan Historical Society-2 times; South Platte Valley Historical Society- 5 times; Steelworks Museum of Industry & Culture-, Pueblo-2 times; Summit County Historical Society; Walk Through History Park, Fraser.  Out of State:  Austin,  Nevada Historical Society; Caliente Box Car Museum, Caliente, Nevada; Grand Encampment Museum, WY; Shakespeare NM Ghost Town-4 times; St. Stephens Indian Heritage Center, Wyo. 



What is the Ghost Town Club of Colorado's Preservation Fund and how can I help?


The Ghost Town Club of Colorado is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of ghost towns, mining camps and historic sites. To accomplish this goal, the club created a Preservation Fund to help support numerous preservation projects. Because we are a non-profit organization, we are able to earmark 100 percent of all donations directly to qualified projects protected by a non-profit preservation society.


The Ghost Town Club of Colorado also contributes to the preservation of historical sites by direct involvement in work days. All members who are interested in working on preservation projects have the opportunity to have a "hands on" experience by volunteering their time and labor to help preserve historic sites.              


If     If you would like to join the Ghost Town Club of Colorado in its effort to save important historical sites, please make a donation to the Ghost Town Club of Colorado Preservation Fund by clicking on the Donate button to the left on your screen or contact the Ghost Town Club of Colorado directly by email at          



Only four sites were chosen by Colorado Preservation Inc. this year.  Those are:


Tabor Opera House in Leadville. Built by H.A.W. Tabor, it opened in 1879.  Threatened for demolition in 1955, Evelyn Furman heroically bought it. The family has made gallant attempts at continuing to operate and restore it, but it is now for sale.  Ghost Town Club has visited the Opera House many times.  It should be preserved !


Great Western Sugar Factory in Brighton (1916).  GW operated 13 sugar beet processing factories in Colorado.  Remnants of six remain.  Amalgamated Sugar purchased the Brighton factory in 1985, and some sections are still used for storage and distribution. However, safety concerns and structural integrity may force demolition of some buildings at the site.  The City of Brighton is attempting to find a way to save the building and is actively seeking investors for a possible rehab project.    


Glen Huntington Bandshell in Boulder (1938) is an example of the work of Glen Huntington a modernist architect. He also designed the Boulder County Court House and Boulder High School.  New master plan for the park site around calls for moving or demolishing the structure along with other changes. 


Belvidere Theater in Central City, built in 1875 following Central City's Great Fire. It also housed Beaman's Central Bottling Works between 1886 and 1904.  Gilpin County purchased it in 2015 with the hope of restoration and redevelopment.


Tabor Opera House-Leadville, CO

Ghost Town Club members reconstructed the Hose House in Eureka Colorado. Above is the Before, During and After Photos. To the left is the original building in the early 1900’s.