Welcome to the Hayden Heritage Center!


Located in the historic Moffat Railroad Depot Building since 1972, the Museum (established in 1964) has exhibits on local area history from cowboying and homesteading to coal mining and farming. Experience the authenticity of the homesteaders and the lives they carved out in this rugged corner of Northwest Colorado.


The Museum is home to the Leslie Memorial Research Library, a fantastic resource for research whether it is subject based or genealogical. We have numerous books on local and regional history, as well as various subjects including Railroad, Quarter Horse Collection,  out of print books, unpublished manuscripts, family files as well as subject catalogue files and more! You can also access the Museum collection database and look at the Museums wonderful collection of photos at one of the two public computer stations (with internet access) in the research library, which is located conveniently on the first floor. 


The Museum has a gift shop with books on local, regional and Colorado history with children's books and toys as well as unique gifts!


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 11 am - 4 pm

October 4, 2021 - April 30, 2022

Face Masks not required if you have received the Covid shot



Donations greatly appreciated!!!


​2021 Museum Events

Join us

for the

Annual Hayden Holiday Stroll

Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Hosted by

Hayden Heritage Center &

Historic Hayden Granary

1 -4 pm

  • Wagon rides between the Museum and the Historic Granary

  • Museum will be decorated for the Holidays with:

    • Free -'To go" children's craft bags​

    • hot cocoa & cider

    • Meet Belle Zars and purchase her new book, "Only Connect" about the Elkhead area and families!

    • get that special gift of history, books, stocking stuffers, toys, ornaments more!!!

  • The Historic Granary and Wild Goose will have:

    • artisan crafter tables​

    • special deals

    • pics with Santa

    • chestnuts roasting on an open fire!

Free Family Friendly Event!

For more information call 970-276-4380

for vendor information call 970-276-4250

Funding has been provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Small Business Association Payroll Protection Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020


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