AHS Archives | Maps Through the Decades display
Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment only, limited to one person at a time, for one-hour sessions.
(closed November 25 & 26; December 24 – January 3; January 17; February 21; May 30)
For access to the AHS Collection or for research assistance, book an appointment with the Archives Department at 970.925.3721 x 103 or email [email protected].
Aspen Historical Society operates one of the largest public archives in the region. This includes a photographic collection featuring more than 50,000 images, 12,400 archival records, 1,150 books in our specialty library, and more than 7,600 physical artifacts. Research assistance is available by appointment, and the public can access and search a large portion of the Collection online at www.archiveaspen.org, including images that can be ordered as prints and are also available on a fee-basis for commercial or editorial use.
On display in the Archives Building’s Community Gallery is a curated selection of maps from the extensive AHS Collection. From mining claims to trail maps, the AHS Archives is home to historical maps of many varieties. The display features maps as functional works of art from 1870 through 1970, celebrating the creation process of maps such as the Hayden Geological Survey and illustrating how maps shaped the evolution of the area from wildlands to mining camp to modern mountain town.
Community Gallery open during Archives Office hours; however, it is best to call ahead to confirm access