Our Wish List

There are items we'd like to have that would expand our reach, improve our exhibits and events or just plain make our jobs easier. If you have any of these items to donate, or want to donate money so we could buy them, just give us a call at 719-395-8458.


* Easy-to-use label maker

* Costumes for our historical re-enactors
* Sound system
* 8-foot folding tables
* gently used laptop or desktop computer

Your inkind donation will be acknowledged with grateful smiles and a receipt for your taxes.

Donate Now       

Our organization is operated in large part by individual generosity. Your support is very much appreciated as it helps us preserve the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County.

We depend on income from a number of sources. The most obvious are membership and admission. However, they never have and never will cover the total expenses for keeping our properties open and maintained, let alone providing exciting new displays and events. That’s why donations are so important. In addition, when we apply to foundations and corporations for funding, they look for community support as measured by both volunteer hours and financial contributions by individuals.

There has never been a better time to make a gift to Buena Vista Heritage. Restoration work is progressing on our properties, and we are eager to launch a number of new educational programs. Your support also enables us to sustain our legacy as a respected voice for preservation and as a vital player in the local economy as heritage tourism increases.

Please consider giving a donation for operating support or the project closest to your heart.

If you have an item to donate to our collection, please e-mail or call staff, or drop by the museum (506 E. Main St.) during business hours.

Thanks again for your support of Buena Vista Heritage!