Whether you’re interested in the Gold Rush, the history of skiing, the construction of the Dillon Dam, the history of agriculture or the traditions and heritage of Summit County’s Native Americans and early settlers, the Summit Historical Society is the place to go. Since 1966, this nonprofit has been a leader in the area for the discovery and preservation of Summit County’s history.

The Summit Historical Society shares the history of the Town of Dillon and Lake Dillon in a boat tour, co-hosted by the Dillon Marina (townofdillon.com/marina/boat-tours). Or take a tour of historical buildings and mine sites around Exit 205, like the popular Dillon Schoolhouse Museum. Built in 1883, the schoolhouse has been carefully preserved to take you back in time when you visit. See the original desks, a flag circa 1892, a rare black celestial globe, and many more interesting artifacts preserved over the past century.

You can also join the Summit Historical Society to support their important work, receive invitations to events and enjoy other benefits. summithistorical.org

-Jackson Rinehart