History Museum

The Palisade History Museum is open four days a week!

Located at 3740 G Road – the north frontage road of U.S. Highway 6 just east of Elberta Avenue in Palisade –  The History Museum is now open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Stop to see interesting displays and learn about Palisade’s unique agriculture and coal mining history.

Ribbon Cutting and Official Dedication held August 18

Palisade’s first history museum held an official grand opening week August 16 – 20 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 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 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 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.