The Museum Of Friends (MOF) is a contemporary art museum which opened in October of 2006 in the Southern Colorado community of Walsenburg by artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger. MOF occupies 6,000 square feet of museum display space with room for expansion.
The museum’s name stems from the fact that the initial 600 piece collection on exhibit is almost entirely comprised of paintings, photographs, sculpture and other pieces of art which had been given separately to Brendt and Maria by their respective artist friends. These friends continue to provide the museum with additional art to expand the collection. Today, the collection includes 1,700 works of art.
Be sure to check out the Made in Walsenburg Gift Shop located in the Museum! The shop offers quality locally sourced art, crafts, handcrafts, photographs, ceramics, made by our own creatives.
Follow the battles between the coal miners and mine operators, examine artifacts associated with the mining industry, and walk among dioramas depicting mining life. At this museum, exhibits highlight memories from more than 100 mining camps in Huerfano County home to thousands of miners and their families.
Take a deep dive into Huerfano County’s history with the Huerfano County Historical Society.
Francisco Fort Museum is an original 1862 adobe plaza! Exhibits featuring artifacts from the entire Huerfano County region, including Native American cultures, Hispanic legacy, Anglo settlement, ranching, blacksmithing, saloon, log school house, the coal mining era and MORE! The adobe buildings are indeed artifacts themselves, so take a step back…