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Littleton city offices and facilities, including the Littleton Center, Bemis Library, the Littleton Museum, and the Municipal Court will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Current, Upcoming & Past Exhibits

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Littleton Museum offers visitors a unique link between the past and present. Located on 40 acres adjacent to Ketring Lake, the museum encompasses three exhibition galleries, a children's interactive gallery, research center, and two 19th-century living history farm sites.

The Permanent Gallery exhibits a comprehensive historical look at Littleton from pre-history to the present through graphics, photography, and artifacts from the museum's collections. The Fine Arts Gallery hosts original art and photography exhibits sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Board. The Changing Gallery displays temporary and traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution, other museums, and the Littleton Museum Collections.

Littleton: Spirit of Community

This permanent exhibit depicts, through artifacts and text, the "Littleton Story" from its early beginnings to the present.

Spirit of Community exhibit at the Littleton Museum Spirit of Community exhibit at the Littleton Museum

The Way We Played

Exhibit dates: September 13, 2019 to January 3, 2021

The Littleton Museum is excited to present the exhibition The Way We Played. Inspired by nostalgia, this is a toy exhibit for all ages. Featuring artifacts from the Littleton Museum collection, as well as objects on loan, the exhibit prompts visitors to consider the ways that they engaged with different types of toys as a child. The interactive stations included in the exhibit assist in the nostalgic experience through sensory engagement. There is even a memory share station where visitors can read other community members’ stories about their favorite toys from childhood, and in turn leave their message about the way they played. The museum has produced a video about this exhibit.

The Aroma of Play, part of "The Way We Played" exhibit at the Littleton Museum. The Way We Played, an exhibit at the Littleton Museum

Title banner for Liberating Humor exhibit

Own an Original (theme – Liberating Humor)

November 20, 2020 – January 2, 2021

All of the artworks in this exhibit are for sale through the artists. The museum has put together a price list with artist contact info. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please use this list and contact the artist directly.

The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 55th Annual Own an Original art competition at the Littleton Museum. Open to Colorado artists, the competition is for any art medium except photography. This year’s theme is “Liberating Humor” and the juror is Sarah Magnatta, Ph.D.,

We are living in a time where people are suffering in a variety of ways. For this year’s Own An Original fine art competition, we are looking at the human condition with a lighthearted mood using the theme of “Liberating Humor.”  

To liberate is to provide freedom from the limitations of thought or behavior. Humor can be comical or funny, but it can also describe a state of mind. Together, “liberating humor” can provide a freeing experience, like how a good belly laugh can lighten one’s mood.  

A digital version of the exhibit is available by clicking the button below.


2020 Winners!

  • Best of Show ($1000.00 and joint Best of Show exhibition in 2021) – Olga & Aleksey Ivanov, “My Las Vegas Money”
  • 1st Place ($500.00) – Anne Feller, “Embrace”
  • 2nd Place ($250.00) – Matthew Bollinger, “Chromaticism VI”
  • 3rd Place ($100.00) – Will Barker, “Upheaval”
  • Honorable Mention #1 – Jesse Guess, “Talk to the Moon”
  • Honorable Mention #2 – Heidi Rounds, “The Sprinkler”
  • Honorable Mention #3 – Shara Oliman, “Carrot-ish”