Current Exhibits


American Indian Arts and Technology

Permanent Exhibit: Tread of Pioneers Museum Victorian House

An Expansive Historical Collection of Native American Art and technology

This exhibit which is located on the upper floor of the Victorian House features a popular selection from our collection of Edward S. Curtis photogravures. These powerful Native American images have become famous around the world. As well, this exhibit displays our extensive collection of American Indian weaving, pottery, basketry, and beadwork.

The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s expansive collection of American Indian art was originally collected by Northwest Colorado proprietor H.B. Pleasant in the early 1930s. The collection, including the Edward S. Curtis photogravures currently on display, were generously donated to the museum by Pleasant's niece and brother-in-law Farrington Carpenter of Hayden in the early 1960s.

photograph of young native american girl

poster of vintage native american photographs