Attraction Spotlight: Littleton Museum
For over 40 years the museum has been a staple in providing history, art and culture to the Littleton area. The museum is on a 39 acre plot, and has two living farms on the land. One of the farms resembles the 1860s and the other resembles the 1890s. There is also a lake, collection center, main exhibit and admin facilities.
In 2004, the main portion of the museum was given a makeover. During this expansion, the museum square footage was increased from 9,000 to 32,000. The grand reopening was held in Febuary 2005. The newly remodeled structure houses four galleries, research center, lecture hall, educational classrooms and offices. The Littleton Museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums, as well as being part of the Smithsonian Affliation.
In order to make the museum expansion possible, a 20-year lease agreement was obtained with the Littleton Building Corporation. The lease was made for $15.5 million. The museum's property was taken over by the Littleton Building Corporation to cover $6 million of the lease, while the other $9 million was given in value by the expansion.
The Littleton Museum is located at 6028 South Gallup Street. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. No food or drinks are permitted on the farm sites or in the museum.
- Heirloom Plant Sale – May 9th from 10pm to 3pm.
- Plowing and Planting Day – May 9th from 10pm to 3pm.
- Memorial Day Observed – May 25th from 8am to 5pm
The Littleton Museum is a great place to spend the day. There is a little bit of everything that will cater to all age groups and many different interests.