Art & Heritage Center

The Art and Heritage Center is a hub for the arts, culture, and history in Windsor, Colorado. The Art and Heritage Center hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year and is home to the majority of programs presented by the Culture Division.

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Admission to the Art and Heritage Center is always free.

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What is now called the Art and Heritage Center was originally the Windsor City Hall. The building was built in 1909 and housed all city offices including the police and fire departments.

The upper gallery was the functioning city hall, the police headquarters were in the back of the building. The current staff offices once contained two jail cells, from which you can still see the markings on the floor. There are also bars on the windows in this room.

The lower gallery was once the fire station and provided parking space for Windsor's single fire truck. The concrete floor is original to the building, and there are still visible markings on the floor from the wheels of the truck. The second story of the building was originally intended to be an auditorium, however it was never finished. It has been used as an armory, a community meeting space, and is currently used as collections storage for the Town of Windsor Museums.

The oak floors, tin ceiling, and visible metal pipework are all original to the building, which was restored in 2008 after sustaining damage from the tornado to become the Art and Heritage Center of the Town of Windsor.