History Museum

Palisade History Museum 3740 G Road – near Elberta Ave. on Highway 6 North Frontage Road.

The Palisade History Museum is open four days a week all year round!

Located at 3740 G Road – on  the north frontage road of U.S. Highway 6 just east of Elberta Avenue in Palisade –  The History Museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Nearly 2,000 people have visited Palisade’s first History Museum in its first three years of operation! Stop in to see interesting–and ever-changing–displays and learn about Palisade’s unique agriculture and coal mining history and more!

Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

See What’s Inside the History Museum

The Palisade History Museum packs a lot of interesting history into a small space. For a quick view of what’s inside, three videos will give you quick summaries of what you can see & how it came to be a museum.


For more information about fun and interesting things to see and do in Palisade go to https://visitpalisade.com/

Palisade Podcast about the Historical Society and what’s inside the History Museum

Will McGough talked with Historical Society Chair Priscilla Walker on June 5, 2023 at the Palisade History Museum:

Ribbon Cutting and Official Dedication was held August 18, 2021

Palisade’s first history museum held an official grand opening week August 16 – 20, 2021 with the ribbon-cutting and official dedication honoring major donors and volunteers on Wednesday, August 18 at 10 a.m. The ceremony drew about 60 guests who were able to tour the Museum and enjoy snacks and beverages from GJ Fusion Food Truck and pianist James Baird from 4 until 7 p.m. The museum is now open four days a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and we continue to recruit and train additional volunteers to keep the History Museum open more days.

Palisade History Museum -3740 G Road

This pre-1939 log building, located just east of Elberta Avenue on the north Highway 6 frontage road at 3740 G Road, was formerly George Bunte, Jr’s office and shop for his Grand Junction-Palisade Freight Hauling business.

We are grateful for our many Legacy Donors who contributed more than $129,000 in cash to renovate the building. These donations are from individuals, families, the Town of Palisade, and grants from local organizations. Several in-kind donations have also made this Museum possible.

Donors who contributed more than $500 have their name – or someone they wished to remember – on a permanent donor plaque on the building.