Welcome to the
Of The West
Pueblo, Colorado's Favorite Museum
The Steelworks Center of the West provides continuing education to the public through the preservation of historic archives, artifacts and buildings of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I), and related activities leading to the industrialization of the entire Western United States.
Please complete all information on the official Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I) Hall of Fame nomination packet and return it along with your nominating narrative to Bessemer Historical Society, Inc. dba Steelworks Center of the West; 215 Canal Street Pueblo, CO 81004.
Nomination forms will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on December 23, 2021.
Water is Life
Our relationship with water is both deep and enduring. We are attracted to water as a source of peace and contemplation, a place for recreation and making memories. Water is necessary in heavy industry for cooling purposes. Water helps shape and sculpt the landscape. Humans and animals rely on water for health, hydration, food supplies, and hygiene. Water is a shared resource. Water connects everyone and water is life.
Visit The Museum
The Steelworks Museum is housed in the former CF&I Medical Dispensary, built in 1901. The museum features exhibits related to all facets of CF&I and related industries’ impacts on the American West.
Archives include over 100,000 photographs, more than 150 films, 30,000 maps and drawings, hundreds of ledgers, and internal publications such as Camp and Plant, The Industrial Bulletin, and The Blast.
The Steelworks Center offers a number of educational programs and resources for students and teachers. Our mission is to educate students and teachers about the history of Pueblo.
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PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION
Your contributions help us to fulfill our mission of protecting the historic archives, artifacts, and buildings of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and the entire Industrial West, and provide educational programs to bring this history and technology to life!
You can help to support this project and leave your own mark on the Steelworks Park by adopting a park bench or a garden area, donating directly to restore Mine Rescue Car No. 1, or by purchasing a brick.
Please consider becoming a member of the Steelworks Center of the West. Your membership supports our mission, including educational programming and the preservation of the archival collections and museum artifacts.
We accept volunteers of all ages. Whether you are volunteering on behalf of your school or organization, or you just have extra time on your hands contact us! We have enjoyable and interesting tasks ranging from working in the museum to working in the archives.
What people say about us
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This is a fascinating museum. If you want to understand Pueblo, this place will thoroughly explain it's roots. The curator was full of info and delightful. I will definitely go back.
I love going to museums..I took my grandson for free day .. I learned so much about the history of the CF and I and Pueblo and surrounding counties.. you learn so much and you can feel so much history and everything you see.. it's only $6 for adults and $4 for children and I recommend more people to check this out.
Dedicated staff that preserve the memories of generations of hard workers and the neighborhood. Hours of information!
Very very interesting true history of Pueblo and how this city "Steel City" was an integral part of the great Industrial Revolution in America
It brought back a laot of good memories as well as some of the bad. Strikes and layoffs were hard times. Victoria let me see Dads work record.
Thank you for this great photo. My grandfather started working in the blast furnace when he was 12 years old, opening the doors to the furnace. He retired at 65 as a car operator. He spent his entire career in the blast furnaces