“Honoring the Fallen: Reflecting on 9/11 through Betty Blanco’s Presentation and Memorial Wall Exhibition” Las Animas, Colorado – Join us at the John Rawlings Heritage Center as we come together to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks through a special exhibition showcasing the 9/11 Memorial… Continue reading

Boggsville History

150 YEARS OF HISTORY Boggsville played an important, and brief, role in the development of Southeast Colorado. The settlement’s local and regional historic value was recognized by its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, as an early Colorado agricultural and trade center, and is also a certified site… Continue reading


At this time, our Heritage Library is open on Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm. The John W. Rawlings Heritage Library are a small all-volunteer staff that work hard to keep our archives open to the public.  Our suggested donation for research requests is $10.00 per hour per each request, and… Continue reading