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Our Museums:

Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum

224 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud
Open Wednesday-Saturday (June - September)

And every last Sunday (June - September)
1-4 p.m.

Admission Charges:
Adults - $5
Seniors and Youth (12-18) - $3
Children (11 and under) - Free
Members always free

McCarty-Fickel Home Museum

645 7th Street, Berthoud 
Open by Appointment

And every third Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (June - August)

Admission Charges:
Adults - $5
Youth (12 -18) - $3

Children (11 and under) - Free


Come visit Berthoud!
We would love to see you.

Please consider helping the historical society by making a donation:



Dedicated to a rich rural heritage, the Berthoud Historical Society (est. 1977) discovers and preserves the history of the town of Berthoud, the Little Thompson Valley area, Colorado and the surrounding region.


Exciting events, the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and the McCarty-Fickel Home house museum combine to educate and entertain members and visitors about the area’s original and ongoing development.

Berthoud, the original settlement of the Little Thompson Valley, is located in Northern Colorado’s Larimer County. The community is named after Capt. Edward L. Berthoud who engineered an extension of the Colorado Central Railroad route from Longmont to Cheyenne in 1877. Influential in the politics of the Colorado Territory, Capt. Berthoud never made his home in the community that now boasts a population of nearly 10,000 residents in the town and outlying rural areas.


Barn Social & Hoedown

Come to the Levy Barn on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the Berthoud Historical Society’s Annual Meeting of the Membership and enjoy a delicious picnic-style dinner with dessert, a short program updating the membership about 2016 accomplishments and the 2017 event season, and a full-on country dance afterward. Tickets are $15 to off-set the food costs and to donate to the Colorado Rocky Mountain Oldtime Music Association to benefit their summer festival July 5 – 9, 2017 at Parrish Ranch. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m. or whenever the last four couples leave the floor! Call the museum 970.532.2147 to reserve your tickets, or beginning May 15, purchase them with cash, check, or credit card during museum hours: Thursday – Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Yee Haw!