From the John A. Topolnicki Sr. Photographic Collection
Breckenridge History actively collects and preserves original documents and letters, business records, photographic materials, moving images, oral histories and more that tell the remarkable story of Breckenridge and the greater Breckenridge area. Our collections are broadly available to the public in person at the Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Research Room or just a click away.
Digitization is an ongoing process - check back often to see what's been added!
We invite the public to use content from the archives for personal research and educational purposes. If you are interested in the display, publication or commercial usage of copyrighted materials owned by Breckenridge History, please submit a Request for Permission to Reproduce Images form. Permission to use material is subject to review and approval by Breckenridge History. Processing and Use Fees may apply. Please keep in mind some materials have restrictions and cannot be reproduced for commercial use.
Breckenridge History may not own copyright to some items in the collection. These materials have been made available for personal research and educational use only in accordance with U.S. Copyright (Section 108). You are legally liable for complying with the U.S. Copyright and other laws and assume responsibility for any use of these materials that violate any applicable laws. It is your responsibility to obtain written consent from the copyright owner.
Passionate about preserving the history of Breckenridge, Dr. Mather made a generous donation in 2014 to restore and repurpose the town’s 1909 schoolhouse. Today, archives from the Breckenridge area are preserved and cared for in a purpose-built room that bears her name.
Hours of Operation:
The Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Research Room is open for in person research by appointment only. Making an appointment ensures we have the staff and resources available to assist you. Walk-in requests cannot be accommodated at this time.
Tuesday – Friday, 9am to 4pm
Closed Saturday – Monday and major US holidays
Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library
103 South Harris Street, Room 206
Breckenridge, CO 80424