Old Town Museum, Burlington Colorado
This six acre historical complex offers exhibits and programs that reach about life on the prairie at the turn-of-the-century. The complex includes nearly two dozen historic buildings that have been preserved and moved to this location. In addition to artifacts and staff members that demonstrate skills related to late 19th century agriculture, the museum complex includes a variety of activities for children. The museum also holds a monthly Wild West Dinner Theater experience which includes a chuck-wagon supper and show.
Backstory and Context
The community grew with the arrival of the railroad and country seat, but it did not become a leading regional center of commerce as several other communities in the area became the terminus of multiple rail lines which made it possible to sell grain, livestock, and produce to competing markets, often for more favorable terms.