Preserving, Recording and Celebrating the
  Historical Heritage of Mancos Town and Valley
Mancos Valley
   Historical Society



In November of 2013, the Mancos Valley Historical Society was reorganized. In just a few months, our membership has grown to over 60 members. The monthly meetings feature historical aspects of our Town and Valley. The Society was chosen as the recipient of funds raised by the 2014 Mancos Melt. These funds will be used to fund Society projects. A display of historical photos and antique items was created for the event and two walking tours were organized.

The Society is planning several projects to insure that the historical heritage of our Town and Valley is recorded and preserved. Current projects include reestablishment of a Historical Society Museum; support for the Restoration of the Opera House; support for the Restoration of the Times Building and the Mancos Common Press; and conducting a more complete inventory of the historical buildings in Town and Valley.

Another goal of the Society is to increase interest of our youth in the history of Town and Valley. This includes the support of the art and music programs in Mancos Schools.

The Executive Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Mancos United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall  to deal with the business of the Society. This meeting is an open meeting and all members are encourage to attend.

Additional Contact Information:

Dr. Linda Simmons, President
P.O. Box 465
Mancos, Colorado 81328


Monthly Meetings

The Monthly Meeting - open to all membership -- meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Grand Ave. and Oak Street.

2nd Annual Turkey Shoot!

Our 2nd Annual Turkey Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at the Simmons Gravel Pit, about 2.5 miles west of the Mancos stoplight on the north side of Highway 160 starting at 9:30 am. Watch for signs! We will have coffee, hot chocolate and "goodies" for sale in our concession stand. We had a lot of fun last year in spite of the mud. Please put this event on your calendar and maybe you can win your Thanksgiving turkey, which you will pick up at P & D.