Rotating Exhibit: CF&I at Play Rotating Exhibits are open during normal museum hours Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:00 pm. Admission is $6 per adult; $4 per child age 4-12. As part of the Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I)’s Employee Representation… Read More

Give the gift of membership!

Family members hard to shop for? Consider gifting friends or family members with a one-year membership to Steelworks Center of the West! A membership to the museum allows for unlimited visits to the Museum; reduced fees for archival… Read More

Become a Member!

Consider becoming a member of the Steelworks Center of the West! Your membership supports educational programming, museum exhibits, and our efforts to preserve the historical documents and artifacts of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. Student $20 |… Read More

The Colorado Supply Company Virtual Exhibit

The Colorado Supply Company virtual exhibit is now live! You can view this exhibit online by clicking on this link. The Colorado Supply Company opened its first store in September 1888 at the mining camp of Rouse, and the… Read More

Lesson plans from for the film Forging the West, from HaveyPro Cinema and Historic Pueblo, Inc., can be found in the links below. If you have any questions about these plans or about the ways in which this… Read More

Forging the West DVDs Now Available

DVDs of the new documentary from Havey Pro Cinema and Historic Pueblo, Inc., Forging the West, are now available for pre-order! The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) began production in 1872 and grew to become the largest… Read More

You Can Still Give!

To our supporters: During this holiday season I’m asking for your generous support for the Steelworks Center of the West. Your contributions go a long way toward making our work possible, and are tax deductible as a donation… Read More

Colorado’s Most Significant Artifact?

The Steelworks Center of the West just MIGHT have one of Colorado’s most significant artifacts in its collections–with your help! We have been invited to be part of the Colorado Connections Collection annual event asking the public to… Read More


The façade of an old Spanish mission-style Catholic church, which can still be seen today along Interstate 25 about twelve miles south of Trinidad, is all that remains of one of CF&I’s busiest mining towns. Previously known as the… Read More

Artifact Spotlight: Brass Checks

Beginning in the early part of the 20th century, each CF&I employee was assigned a number which was used for both payroll purposes and employee identification. These numbers were stamped on what were known as brass checks, or… Read More