inside the Historic Thompson House in Carbondale, Colorado...you'll be standing inside an authentic home built in the
1880s, containing all the original artifacts, furniture and tools used by Oscar Holland and his wife, Hattie Thompson Holland.
Experience the story of Carbondale’s past, its development as a place known for closeness to the land, spirit of community
and magnificent scenery. The home is one of a few authentically-furnished Colorado residences that is open to the public.
Take a deep breath...and step back in time at the Historic Thompson House.
was a town that supplied the surrounding communities with the labor and materials that allowed them to thrive. Nearby
Aspen and Glenwood needed the labor, coal, and potatoes produced in Carbondale to run their industries. Connected by
rail, each town had its own individual character. Carbondale was the quiet place, less opulent, but with a collection of pioneer
characters that set the stage for the independent attitudes that prevail here to this day.
To preserve the Thompson
House and other Mount Sopris Historical Society assets and to educate the public by bringing to life the stories of families,
ranchers, merchants and miners who built their lives in the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valleys.
To collaborate with regional
groups in promoting cultural heritage tourism.
To celebrate the legacy of our community heritage.
To preserve and communicate the enduring story of the people drawn to live
in the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valleys.
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Thompson House Museum in Carbondale, Colorado