Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum - Berthoud, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member boB B giB
N 40° 18.319 W 105° 04.596
13T E 493490 N 4461648
Quick Description: From Blacksmith Shop to History Museum.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 4:26:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM7TJK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3
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 Bimson Blacksmith Shop - Berthoud, Colorado - posted by boB B giB

Long Description:
Alfred G. Bimson constructed this one-story blacksmith shop of rough-cut, random coursed pink sandstone in 1893. Active in community affairs, Bimson regularly used his blacksmith shop as a community gathering place.

Saved by local residents in 1976, blacksmith A.G. Bimson’s Stone Shop was opened by the Berthoud Historical Society as the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum in 1978. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Exhibits in the blacksmith shop built by A.G. Bimson in 1893 and the garage building erected by mechanic Elmer Carlson in 1940 explore the early history of Berthoud and the surrounding rural districts of the Little Thompson Valley.

Its exhibits include: a depiction of an early 1900s Berthoud drug store, schoolroom, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, and evolution of women's clothing from 1880s through the 1920s.
Located in A.G. Bimson’s historic blacksmith shop and Elmer Carlson’s garage building, the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum brings Berthoud’s heritage to life. An array of exhibits reveals the town and surrounding rural districts as a bustling agricultural center of Colorado since the 1880s.

Street Address:
Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum 224 Mountain Ave Berthoud, Colorado 80513

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Open year round Wed.—Sun. 1-5 p.m. or by appointment

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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