Museum of Northwest Colorado

Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig
The Museum of Northwest Colorado is housed in the historic Moffatt County Armory. | Photo by Jimmy Emerson / flickr.com

Staff writer

The top exhibit at the Museum of Northwest Colorado is a collection of nearly 1,000 cowboy and gunfighter artifacts that takes up the building’s second floor. The museum also has a small group of historic items from the Denver Northwest & Pacific Railroad, memorabilia from Edwin Johnson, a former Colorado governor and U.S. senator, and an 11- by 16-foot painting of Craig in 1896.

The museum is housed in Craig’s State Armory building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The two-story building opened in 1922 and was designed by John J. Huddart. It has a stepped parapet and vaulted roof and was constructed with wire-cut yellow brick, trimmed by red brick and terra cotta.

Details
Museum of Northwest Colorado
590 Yampa Ave.
Craig, Colorado 81625
(970) 824-6360
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