Steelworks Center of the West Museum

215 Canal St, Pueblo, CO 81004
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Date Established: The Steelworks Museum was opened in 2007 and in 2014 the Steelworks Center of the West was established to consolidate all of its museum, archives and education programs.

Current use/ownership of building:  The Steelworks Museum features exhibits related to CF&I and related industries’ impacts on the American West through industrialization, coal and iron mining, steel production, the Denver & Rio Grande, Colorado, and Wyoming railroads, immigration, and labor issues.

Past use of building:  Built in 1901, this building used to house the CF&I Medical Dispensary.

Significant damages, restorations, etc: The building was first expanded in the 1920’s to accommodate a larger workforce. After several years of unuse, the building was again renovated for the museum’s grand opening in 2007.

Annual events/functions (link to community events): 

FACES of CF&I Hall of Fame induction
Saints ‘n Sinners

Fun fact: The Steelworks Center of the West collaborates with the CSU-P History Department to provide hands-on research opportunities, internships, and work-study positions to students and faculty.

Community Impact: The Steelworks Museum preserves not only Pueblo’s history but the history of Southern Colorado and the American West for future generations to learn from.

This page is sponsored by the Leadership Pueblo Class of 2022.