In 1972 the citizens of Arvada began collecting, exhibiting, and preserving the town’s history. Today, AHS continues to take this responsibility very seriously, documenting the unfolding history of Arvada’s people, places, and things. Naturally, it follows that collections management is fundamental to the work we do. Our collection comes in all shapes and sizes and includes paper archives, photographs, furniture, clothing, ceramics, musical instruments, tools, you name it. We even have a building in our collection, our unique Arvada Flour Mill. The Arvada Historical Society cares for a permanent collection that numbers over 5,000 items and continues to grow. Interested in donating an item? Here’s how.