Welcome Center redesign
Breckenridge History is currently working with Timelooper, an immersive museum exhibit design company, to fully update the Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum. This project is in the design phase and includes the development of three new galleries to tell the story of Breckenridge from the formation of the Rocky Mountains to present day. This immersive experience will include artifact displays, interactive exhibits, and cutting-edge technology to help visitors envision their place in Breckenridge’s history and community.
The Keystone Drill was used by dredge boat king Ben Stanley Revett in the late 1800s to test gold content at bedrock. The drill helped gold dredge boat operators determine the most profitable path for the dredge to go.
In summer 2019, Breckenridge History moved the drill from Como to Country Boy Mine in Breckenridge, where it’s currently on display. In summer 2024, Breckenridge History will relocate the drill to an accessible location near the B&B trailhead. Breckenridge History is currently designing a shelter for the drill. Next steps will include developing interpretive signs, and identifying long-term preservation strategies for this one-of-a-kind artifact.
Lincoln, located approximately three miles east of Breckenridge, began as a miners’ camp in 1860 but quickly evolved into one of the earliest mining towns on the west side of the Continental Divide. Although Lincoln was never formally platted or otherwise organized as a community, it remained a cohesive entity through four mining booms and busts over the course of 50 years.
The site has been identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Breckenridge History completed an Historic Structure Assessment in 2016 and an Archaeological Assessment in 2018. Preservation and interpretation is earmarked for future years.