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 Our Museums:

Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum

224 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud
Open Wednesday-Sunday

1-4 p.m.

McCarty-Fickel Home Museum

645 7th Street, Berthoud 

Open by Appointment or

Our Summer Season - 3rd Saturday 1-4 p.m.

June, July, August


Come visit Berthoud!
We would love to see you.

Please consider helping the historical society by making a donation:

The 2015 "Berthoud at Work" Calendar is now available! Click the image below to purchase and for more information:

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.


Tails and Trails Tour Cancelled

Due to the torrential down pours we are experiencing in Berthoud, we have cancelled the driving tour scheduled for tomorrow morning - 9th May.  We will re-schedule this tour when the weather is more in our favor. Our tours for June 9th and July 13th will continue as planned.