Help us.... Cover the Wagons!
The Museum is working towards a much needed expansion which will include more exhibit space for our growing collection, room for activities, and collection storage.
The Holderness Granary
The museum is looking to the future and gearing up to raise $600,000 to reconstruct the granary. The reconstructed granary will include repurposing of the interior for display and public use, including ADA restrooms, while the exterior will retain the majority of its historical look and context.
If you are interested in donating to this exciting project that combines historic preservation, sustainable building, and education...
Please mail your donation to the Museum: Hayden Heritage Center, P.O. Box 543, Hayden, CO 81639
Or drop off at the Museum (physical address): 300 W. Pearl St., Hayden, CO
or make a donation online through paypal below
Be sure to take advantage of the Colorado Enterprise Zone Credit!!!
Cash donations may be eligible for a 25% tax credit!!!!!
(for example $200= $50 tax credit!)
Talk to the Museum curator Laurel Watson to get the necessary paperwork- one sheet form- which is very simple to complete!!!!!
The Hayden Heritage Center is a 501c3 nonprofit entity
Thanks to the Routt County Museum and Heritage Commission the Museum was awarded a MAHFAB matching grant to get the Granarys' reconstruction documents completed. Local architects Kevin and Wendy Lind of Axial Arts are currently developing the plans.
The Expansion project became an approved Enterprise Zone Project in which cash donations may be eligible for a 20% tax credit!!!! Please make sure to talk with Museum curator Laurel Watson about this great opportunity and to get any needed paperwork!!!!
- Thanks to generous donors and The Babson Carpenter Foundation in Hayden, the Museum completed Phase 2 of the Museum Expansion project summer of 2016
Phase two included the DeConstruction and moving of the Historic Holderness Granary materials to the Museum property to be reconstructed.
The Museum collaborated with The National Center of Craftsmanship (NCC) to deconstruct the aprox. 1800 sq ft structure which was built between 1928-1940 by local Jack Holderness. The building is a remnant of Routt Countys bountiful agricultural past- when West Routt County grew various grain crops in abundance. The NCC is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and sustainability of high quality craftsmanship through their DeConstruct program where they train a targeted group including youth, women, minorities, and at-risk and disadvantaged populations for high skilled, craftsman vocational occupations.
Aug 2 Update!- The DeConstruction of the Granary was completed ahead of schedule !! Thanks To Neil Kauffman NCC ED and the incredible team!! Thanks to our community for helping out and donating!!
Allowing access/ gates open:The Holderness Family, The Deepes, Hidden Springs Assoc.,Frentress Family
Mowing path and around job site : Albert Deepe
Trucking materials and use of flat beds: Don Hayes Trucking
Equipment: Steamboat Rental
Portojohns: Luke Tellier and Royal Flush
Water jugs: Ace at the Curve
Ciny Withers and HRC
Trash container: Twin Enviro
Thank you to the parents of the students for dropping their students off and picking them up and all of the support!!
Ben Grush RoCo Building Dept.