HISTORICAL SOCIETY ESSAY CONTEST By Kathleen Tomlin December 9, 2019 Bent County Historical Society is proud to announce the winners of the 54th annual essay contest.  Las Animas 7th grade winners were:  Cody Netherton, first place, $25.00, for his story about his grandfather Dennis (Corky) Netherton; Emma Netherton, 2nd place,… 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