By donating to the Steelworks Center of the West you are helping us to preserve an important part of the history of Pueblo and Southern Colorado. CF&I was a driving force in the development of the life and economy in Colorado from 1872-1993, and the company’s history is significant to the region in many ways. 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! Through your gracious donations we are able to pass down the legacy of CF&I and Colorado history to future generations.
We need your support now more than ever.
Your gift to the Steelworks Center of the West is the foundation of our success and we need your continued support. You are investing in educational programming and historic preservation that will benefit future generations. Help us preserve the stories of the people that built the West. With donations we will be able to continue to grow and develop our museum and archives.
Every donation helps! Big bags of cash are great, but every penny helps and we appreciate all levels of support!
Currently, we are focused on some key areas and projects including:
- We are making more records of the steel mill accessible including photographs, films, maps, drawings and financial ledgers. Digital catalogs are available in the Archives section of this web site.
- We have over 30,000 maps and drawings in our collection. We have installed a digital media center with a high-resolution large format digital photo studio to help preserve these materials and allow more access to students, researchers and the public.
- Our educational programming and outreach have continued to grow. We have increased attendance in the areas of school tours, after school activities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and humanities programming.
- Construction is underway on an outdoor Steelworks Park that will feature large steel mill artifacts situated prominently next to I-25. The first phase of construction is covered, but we still need your help to complete this project.
Colorado individuals and businesses are eligible to receive a 25% Colorado State income tax credit for gifts of $250 or more through the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program. Please call us at 719-564-9086 for more details.
Your donation to the Steelworks Center of the West is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.