The Library’s Local History Center is an archive of Custer County historical books, documents, photographs and oral history interviews.

Past Perfect Online
Past Perfect Online is our digital local history archive. Use it to view historic photographs. Click here to explore.

Oral History Interviews
The library hosts digitized oral history interviews that tell the story of the area’s past. These invaluable recordings, dating back to the 1960’s, feature people who lived in all parts of the county and cover topics such as ranching, farming, mining, railroads and everyday life of the pioneers and their families. Many of their descendants still live in the valley. Take a listen here.

Diverse genealogy database providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Access with your library card here.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Online
Search or browse local newspapers such as the Wet Mountain Tribune, the Rosita Index, the Silver Cliff Rustler and more than 200 other Colorado newspapers from 1859 to 1923.

Custer County Then & Now Walking/Driving Tour
Grab one of these free brochures from the library and then take a walk (or drive) through the history of the county. Features a map and information on each of the historic sites.