Gold Camp Victorian Society
The Gold Camp Victorian Society, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Cripple Creek, Colorado, and surrounding areas. Known as the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, the District is rich in ranching, mining and railroad history. By wearing Victorian era clothing and reenacting typical scenes of those days, the Gold Camp Victorian Society is determined to safeguard this heritage by educating all generations in the lifestyles and accomplishments of the early day residents who created and enriched our community.
This knowledge of life over one hundred years ago, presented as skits in the local schools and elsewhere, allows our children to better appreciate their community today. Our Victorian Balls, area tours and educational programs enlighten local citizens and visiting tourists, spurring interest in return trips to Cripple Creek. We extend our historic education by participating in parades and historical reenactments in surrounding areas, such as Colorado Springs, Victor, Florissant, Canon City, Leadville, and elsewhere.
The Gold Camp Victorian Society’s activities support the City’s on-going efforts to preserve the historical culture of Cripple Creek. We are pleased to be able to work with the City of Cripple Creek in this endeavor and wholeheartedly thank the City for their support in our many activities. Our thanks, as well, to the dozens of businesses and individuals who contribute to our efforts. Our existence depends on the generosity of our many friends.
The Society began in 1999 with twenty people who liked to dress in period clothing and pursue the activities and entertainment enjoyed by the early-day Cripple Creek District pioneers. Today, we have grown to a membership exceeding eighty men and women. The Gold Camp Victorian Society is a Not-for-Profit Corporation, known and respected throughout the State of Colorado and beyond. The society is applauded by history buffs and Historical Societies everywhere for the attention given to authenticity in clothing, manners and activities.
The Gold Camp Victorian Society’s annual Victorian Balls have rapidly become the most popular events of their kind across the State. Attendees come from surrounding states as well as Colorado to enjoy a Victorian event in a true Victorian town. Those in attendance are treated to lavish decorations, food, and libations. The evening is spent in learning and enjoying Victorian dances accompanied by vintage music.