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THE JOHNSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

And

"THE HISTORICAL PARISH HOUSE MUSEUM"

Parish House Museum Hours:

  • Wednesday from 9:00am - 12:00pm,
  • And by appointment.

Address & Phone:

701 Charlotte St.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
970-587-0278
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Historic Parish House

On the corner of Charlotte and Fremont Streets, visitors can find the Historic Parish House, Johnstown’s museum. The house, which was built by the Town Founders Harvey J. and Mary Parish, is a wonderful example of the Arts and Crafts style bungalow. You can walk through the main level of the furnished house to get a glimpse of life in the early 1900s. On the lower level you will view displays featuring facets of life in Johnstown and this area.

Please note: Displays and exhibits are rotated or changed periodically so that regular visits to the museum will enable you to view our extensive collection of historical items.

History Alive

Educational programs are presented by the Johnstown Historical Society. These History Alive programs do just that -- make history come alive. Guest speakers are featured at the quarterly members’ meetings in February, May, August and November.

(see Upcoming Events)

Preserving The Past For The Future

The Johnstown Historical Society ensures that many of the stories and events of the area aren’t lost. Brought together by an interest in local history, the Society members strive to preserve the past for future generations. In pursuit of this goal, volunteers log hundreds of hours a year collecting and preserving items of historical value, preparing exhibits, recording oral histories and giving programs and tours that share this unique history with the public; they maintain the museum and work to protect other historical sites. Volunteer members spend much of their time cataloging artifacts as well as maintaining a substantial archival collection and welcome donations to add to this collection. Without this donation of time and resources, as well as the donations from supporters, Johnstown’s past would be lost.