The mission of the educational programming department of the Colorado Railroad Museum is to:
Foster an understanding of the role of railroads in the development of the state of Colorado
Railroads are a rich part of our heritage—the railroads played a critical roll during the period of Western Expansion, and the Colorado Gold Rush. The Museum brings this information to the forefront in awareness through focused exhibit development and curriculum for school groups.
Develop an understanding of the vital function of today’s railroads
While total trackage in the United States has declined, the role of railroads in today’s world and the amount of rail traffic is still immense. The railroads are an integral part of our nation’s transportation network.
Provide railroad-specific educational resources to the public
The Museum plays a unique resource roll to many different sectors of the public—from casual questions about a specific rail car to an in-depth request from a noted author. Our Museum staff and experienced volunteers have the ability to provide information on many different levels.
The Colorado Railroad Museum is a great destination for guests of all ages to discover everything about Colorado’s rich railroad history.