Mining made the West. And the rush to the Nederland area to mine gold, silver and, eventually, tungsten is the reason these towns exist today. As the gateway to the front-range, Nederland, Ward, Gold Hill, Black Hawk, Eldora and the other small towns in the foothills of Boulder became the focus of the nation in 1858.
Founded in 1975, the NAHS serves to rescue, preserve and exhibit records and artifacts about Nederland area history and the Front Range mining heritage. It restored and documented Nederland’s pioneer cemetery and operates the area’s only Mining Museum and the 1907 Gillaspie House Museum. It sponsors exhibits, school programs, and the annual Nederland Miners’ Days™ festival and competition. Run entirely by volunteers, NAHS is a non-profit corporation registered as a 501(c)(3) tax charity in the State of Colorado.