High Plains Historical Society
This site was last updated on: November 29, 2016
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Old Nunn Municipal Hall
755 Third Street, Nunn Colorado 80648
State Register 03/10/1999 5WL2114
Constructed in 1933-1934 as a Civil Works Administration Depresion-Era project, the two-story building, of painted concrete housed the police station, fire department, and town clerk. Community dinners, school acivities, and various other family gatherings took place in the building. No longer used as a town hall, the High Plains Historical Society has transformed it into a museum in the year 2000.
NUNN WATER TOWER
US Hwy 85, Nunn, Colorado 80648
State Register 03/10/1993 5WL1859
The Nunn Water Tower, a 50,000-gallon steel tank on four legs with a platform and guard rails, was constructed in 1921 and distributes water to town water users. A beacon light on top of the tower once guided planes flying between Denver and Cheyenne, and it served as a light for the residents of Nunn.
The Museum is closed for the winter.
Call 970 897 3125 or
970 897 2558 or
970 897 3064 or
307 630 1221
for more info or
to schedule a tour.
The Museum will open upon request during the off-season for a fee of $25.
Enjoy and Stay Safe this Winter
Recently, our Museum staff discovered a magazine called Colorado Life. We thought it was worth sharing on our website. As the magazine says, "Each issue of Colorado Life Magazine is a voyage of discovery. Our writers and photographers roam the state seeking out fascinating people, places and history-and they bring readers along for the ride." Our Museum was included in the Summer Road Trip To 23 Plains Museums article in the July/August issue.
Subscriptions are $21 a year, but if you place a subscription thru the Museum for $24, we recieve a generous rebate from the magazine. Contact Bobette or Jim Dannettell 970-669-6142 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in ordering Colorado Life and contributing to the Museum in this way.