Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum

Nestled on 35 pristine acres of mountain and meadows, the Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum offers a tranquil setting for visitors. Inside the historic homestead, now a museum, the Humphrey family’s treasures are viewed just as they lived with them. Each item that belonged to the family is still housed here nearly exactly as the last resident, Hazel Lou Humphrey left them. The Humphrey family bought the ranch in 1920, and continued to occupy the home until Hazel Lou’s death in 1995.

During her lifetime, Hazel Lou attained national historic status for the buildings and envisioned that one day, her ranch and home would become a museum for the community to enjoy.  She left a trust fund and will that created what is now the Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum. The Park and Museum represents one of the finest examples of ranching life in late 19th and early 20th Century Colorado. The ranch buildings are indicative of Old West architecture. In addition to the architecture and setting, the museum contains many of Hazel Lou’s grandmother’s treasures from her travels around the world, including art, textiles, china, porcelain, furniture and other collectibles.

Hazel Lou Humphrey was an accomplished horsewoman and was very civic minded, participating in many clubs and organizations during her lifetime. Many Evergreen residents remember that she was one of the founders of the Jefferson County Historical Society and helped save what is now the Hiwan Homestead Museum from being torn down for development. The museum and park are an ildyllic getaway, right in the heart of Evergreen, and many events are sponsored by the museum throughout the year. If you aren’t familiar with the Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum, you can get information here to plan a visit and step into Colorado history.


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