Buena Vista Heritage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to preserve and share the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County for the education and enjoyment of the public. Our projects include the restoration and operation of the Buena Vista Heritage Museum, the Turner Farm, St. Elmo Schoolhouse and the Buena Vista Depot. We rebuilt the St. Elmo Town Hall/ Jail.
Over the 40 years that BV Heritage has been in existence, our organization has become an integral part of the community, building a solid reputation by focusing on our mission and by providing educational and heritage tourism opportunities in the most cost-efficient way possible. Our history can be summarized as typical early struggles, followed by two decades of calm, then rapid growth.
Header photo by Paul J. Robinson