Homelake Veterans' History Museum - Monte Vista, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member IJAdventures
N 37° 34.546 W 106° 05.809
13S E 403149 N 4159311
Quick Description: This museum, located at the Colorado State Veterans Center, provides insight into the oldest veterans' home in Colorado. It has seen veterans from every major U.S. conflict since the Civil War.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2012 1:02:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMF8JM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Colorado State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, established in 1889, provided a place to care for the aging and disabled veterans of the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. Now the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake, the center still cares for and honors veterans of every major war in U.S. history.

The museum (est. 2003) is located in the former kitchen and dining hall and houses memorabilia from veterans that fought in the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. According to the museum website, the goal is to "provide a venue to curate and display the artifacts and memorabilia of the residents of Homelake and veterans of the San Luis Valley." The museum also contains genealogy records for the center dating back to the Civil War.

Homelake Veterans' History Museum
P.O. Box 97
Homelake, CO 81135

For an appointment or more information, call (719) 852-5118
Sources: Homelake Veterans' History Museum & San Luis Valley Heritage

Military Veterans History

Street Address:
3749 Sherman Ave. Monte Vista, CO 81144

Food Court: no

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 9 am – noon & 1 pm - 3 pm

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Gift Shop: Not Listed

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