Welcome to the Berthoud Historical SocietyUSA.Colorado.Berthoud.3rdStPano.Cropped

 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.


Volunteer Opportunities for the Coming Season

The Berthoud Historical Society has many events and programs for the upcoming season and we need you! We are looking for volunteers to help with particular events and programs and for volunteers to be Museum Guides at the Pioneer Museum and the McCarty Fickel Historic Home during the summer season.

If you are interested in helping to plan and organize an event please contact Diane Levy, Board Director and Events Coordinator at dtlevy.9@gmail.com. Diane will be able to give you a list of the fun events coming up to see which ones would match your interests. Helping plan a Historical Society event is a great way to meet more members of the Society and to get involved with local history.

For all other volunteer opportunities contact Karen Lloyd D’Onofrio, the Museums Director at museumsdirector@berthoudhistoricalsociety.org.