top of page

 About Us 

The San Luis Valley Museum allows you to grow your knowledge through an outstanding collection. You’ll learn more than you ever thought possible and grow your mind in a miraculous way. We are constantly keeping our offerings fresh through our special events, such as artist of the month and temporary exhibitions.

We are dedicated to enhancing the minds of our visitors at our ever growing institution. The History Museum doors have been open to guests since 1993. We are changing and evolving all the time in an effort to consistently offer new experiences to you and your family.

 Our Mission 

Enrich human lives and to educate San Luis Valley citizens to respect and value cultural diversity, the local heritage of the San Luis Valley as well as local and international wildlife and the arts.

 A Glimpse Into Our History 

The San Luis Valley Museum was founded in 1993 by John and Dorothy Brandt and was originally housed in the old Alamosa County Jail. The museum moved to its' current location at 401 Hunt Avenue in Alamosa Colorado in 2005. The site was donated to the museum by local resident, Ralph Outcalt.

The museum showcases the rich cultural diversity in the San Luis Valley: Native American, Hispanic, Dutch, Mormon, German, and Japanese  among others.

Welcome from the Museum Director

Jeffery Myers


Jeff comes to the San Luis Valley Museum with Bachelor's of Science Degrees in Botany and Plant Pathology from Colorado State University. He was born and raised in the San Luis Valley and has a lifelong interest in history and culture.

Alxis .JPG



Alexis Nelson is from Boulder, Colorado and has a degree in Environmental Science from Colorado University and has recently moved back to the San Luis Valley.

bottom of page