Research and Collections Donations

Submitting a Research Request 

The Telluride Museum is home to a large collection of historical artifacts, archives, and photographs. We are happy to assist with research questions pertaining to San Miguel County history and our mission. Research requests can be made by emailing Theresa at

Response time and availability is dependent on staffing and our museum program schedule so we appreciate your patience in answering your requests. We provide basic look up services free of charge, while assistance with more in depth topics and research requests may be available for a service fee. In your request please include as many specifics as possible including spellings, dates, and previous sources you’ve searched. 

To help you start your research here is a  list of sources you can search yourself: 

Donating Items to our Collections 

Donation Procedures: 

Thank you for thinking of the Telluride Historical Museum (THM) in making a decision to find a new home for your historic items. THM is the owner of any donated materials and follows specific guidelines before we accept any donation into our museum collection, known as the accessioning process.

Email our Curator  in advance to discuss your donation or to schedule a meeting. Our front desk and office staff are unable to accept walk-in-donations.