Lakewood, Colorado is a young city, having been incorporated in 1969, but it has a history going back to the 1800s along with the remainder of the Denver metropolitan area.

The Lakewood Historical Society, celebrating its 45th anniversary next year, has a great story to save and we are very busy doing just that!! A quarterly Journal and as-needed Newsletter keep the membership up to date on what is being done and how they can help. They are filed at the Denver Public Library, Western History Division. They can also be found on a link of the Lakewood Historical Society’s website.


Doesn’t all this history-driven activity make you want to join this Society devoted to saving the history of our very special city? Fill out our online form and you can pay by credit card or by check below.

Jim Richey served as Lakewood’s first mayor after the city’s founding in 1969. He died at age 88.