Lafayette History & Photos

Local History Resources

The Archives at Lafayette Public Library is a rich source of local history.

City Hall

Hours & Events

  1. Archives Drop-In Hours

    Drop in to use and explore the Library's Archives with help from a Librarian! 
    Mondays, 10am-12:30pm
    Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm     

    *Please note that hours can change due to staffing or special programs. We encourage you to check the calendar or call 303-661-1163 just ahead of your visit.

  2. Senior Learning Club: Beginning Genealogy

    Wednesday, April 24, 2-3pm - Library
    Adults ages 55 and older - the Lafayette Senior Center and the Library invite you to a beginning genealogy workshop at the Library. We'll cover how to use Ancestry and MyHeritage to research your family history. Bring your family names and dates! 
    Learn more and sign up online through the Senior Center.

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More Local History Resources

  1. Lafayette History Museum
    Lafayette Miners Museum
    Step into the past - visit this fascinating museum (formerly the Miners Museum) at
    108 Simpson St. in Lafayette, Colorado.
  1. Boulder County Latino History
    Screenshot of Boulder County Latino History Project website
    The Boulder County Latino History Project
    explores the history and involvement of Latinos
    in Boulder County, Colorado.
  1. Carnegie Library

    Exterior of the Carnegie Library BoulderThe Carnegie Library collects written, visual, and audible materials relating to the history of Boulder County with a special emphasis on the City of Boulder.

  1. Louisville Historical Museum 

    Losuiville Historical MuseumThe Louisville Historical Museum is dedicated to protecting artifacts and documents of historical value pertaining to the history of Louisville, with a special emphasis on the coal mining period, 1877-1955.