• Welcome!

    One of the Arvada Historical Society’s missions is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. Come on in and enjoy our content and explore our City's unique past.

  • This Place Matters: Arvada

    This Place Matters is a national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities. Ready to tell the world about a place that makes your heart beat faster? These tips and tools are here to get you started! Learn more here.

  • Arvada's Water: Ditches

    In its mad rush from lofty peaks to join the meandering path of the South Platte River, the water of our local streams cut rather narrow valleys, and in many areas prohibited setting up residence. But our enterprising pioneer fathers were quick to put the power behind that drive to work for their benefit.  Learn more here.

  • Reno Park Design Guidelines

    Plenty of work has gone into the Reno Park Design Guidelines, now see what the City has in store for stripping it of any real powers. Read the most recent letter from the City to local property owners, and read more about the project here.