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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.


Bimson Gates Dedication Ceremony

You are invited to the dedication ceremony of the hand-forged Bimson Gates at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum on 8th July at 4 pm.  Join us and descendants of Alfred G. and Margaret Bimson as we dedicate the gates and honor the Bimson family heritage in Berthoud. Light refreshments are available for this community celebration of our volunteers and donors.