[White River Museum in Meeker, CO. Photo: townofmeeker.org] The White River Museum highlights Meeker’s rich history through a number of permanent and temporary exhibits. Open year round, learn the history of the Rio Blanco County’s early pioneers.
Browse ancient artifacts and photographs that have been painstakingly preserved over the years. The White River Museum resides within two authentic officer’s quarters from 1880. They were built by the U.S. Army following the Meeker Massacre and Milk Creek Battle to help keep things safe. Exhibits span seventy years from the 1880s to the 1950s.
Building one features the pioneer collection. Items include farming, fashion, houseware and transportation. Building two, the Garrison, showcases Ute history with relics such as Chief Colorow’s peace pipe, Indian Agency room, Officer’s Quarters and Military Room.
Donations are accepted. Admission is free. Next door lies the Old West Heritage Culture enter. It’s used for community events and historic presentations.
Address: 565 Park Ave, Meeker, CO 81641
Season: Year round, closed during holidays