At the Historical Society, we dedicate ourselves to protecting and documenting Arvada’s history and the special people and places associated with it. Below are our current special project websites where you can learn about what we do to preserve Arvada’s unique history.


Our hub for all of Arvada’s history, including artifacts, photographs, archives materials, historic properties and a variety of other resources available for all visitors and researchers.


Come take our online virtual tours to experience our history from the comfort of home.  These tours feature walking along the old tramway routes, exploring historic neighborhoods and much more.


One of our most recent projects is our .04 trolley car restoration project.  Once restored, this trolley that served Arvada will be publicly displayed in or near Olde Town Arvada – for all to see and experience a key artifact of Arvada’s history.


Our site dedicated to the history of one of the key communities that helped Arvada grow into the City it is today.  We continue to expand our online resource collection about this tiny mining town that once served the largest coal mine in Colorado. Learn more here.