Welcome to the Ouray County Ranch History Museum

The mission of the Ouray County Ranch History Museum (OCRHM) Is to preserve Ouray County ranching history and heritage and the genealogy of families who settled this area. Through education, historical exhibits, and ranch/farm- oriented events, we increase awareness and appreciation of the rural lifestyle and our local economy as it relates to ranching.

Museum now open for the summer May – September

The museum is open Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. from Memorial Day through mid-September and by appointment. Sunday, May 25th is our seasonal opening – from noon to 4 p.m., when we debut our new Brand exhibit. Watch our calendar for monthly exhibits and events. OCRHM will also be hosting events at the Ridgway Town Park, Sunday, June 15, as part of the community’s 2nd annual Heritage Days.


Historic Hay Wagon


Lewis Family Exhibit




The Ouray County Ranch History Museum (OCRHM) is proud to announce that as of January 2014, the museum has approval from State as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project. This means donors to OCRHM have become eligible for State Tax Credits for cash or in-kind donations made to the organization under the guidelines of the Enterprise Zone.



How to reach us.
Click the Contact button above to send us an email, or just call us direct: 970-318-1190.
We'd love to hear from you!

How you can help.
marketplaceShop the Museum Marketplace. At the museum or Online with your credit card. Every purchase helps!
Your tax deductible monetary contribution helps sustain and preserve our building and everything in it.
If you have historical tools, maps, books, equipment, photographs, or other items, please consider donating them to the museum.
Please let us know how you can help or if you are willing to serve on a committee or on our advisory board.
Become a member of the museum and receive our annual Newsletter and invitations to special events and programs.