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At the The Steelworks Center of the West we wish we had a money tree, but we don't!

Your contributions help us to make great strides as we continue to fulfill our mission of protecting the historic archives, artifacts and buildings of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) and the entire Industrial West, and providing educational programs to bring this history and technology to life!

We need your support now more than ever.

Your gift to the Steelworks Center of the West is the foundation of our success and we need your continued help. You are investing in educational programming and historic preservation that will benefit future generations. Help us save the stories of the people who built the steel mill that built the West.

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Every donation helps! Big bags of cash are great, but every penny helps and we appreciate all levels of support!


Currently, we are focused on some key areas and projects including:

  • We are making more records of the steel mill accessible including photographs, films, maps, drawings and financial ledgers. Digital catalogs are available in the Archives section of this web site.
  • We have over 30,000 maps and drawings in our collection. We have installed a digital media center with a high-resolution large format digital photo studio to help preserve these materials and allow more access to students, researchers and the public.
  • Our educational programming and outreach have continued to grow. We have increased attendance in the areas of school tours, after school activities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and humanities programming.
  • We are finishing the planning stages of an outdoor Steelworks Park that will feature large steel mill artifacts situated prominently next to I-25. Look for its completion in the summer of 2015.


Colorado individuals and businesses are eligible to receive a 25% Colorado State income tax credit for gifts of $250 or more through the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program. Please call us at 719-564-9086 for more details.

Your donation to the Steelworks Center of the West is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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