The Sedalia Museum and Gardens

Welcome to the Sedalia View web site! The Sedalia View newsletter and web site are published as a community service by the Sedalia Museum and Gardens, a non-profit Colorado Corporation dedicated to preserving the history of Sedalia, Colorado and promoting community activities and services.

Museum Hours: May to September
Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm
Wednesdays 1 pm to 3 pm

What’s New:
Where Do You Think You Are?
 On Saturday, August 29 from 1 to 3PM, Douglas County Libraries and the Sedalia Museum and Gardens will host “Where Do You Think You Are?” at the Firehouse meeting room in Sedalia. Local experts will come together for a panel presentation about the historic forces that shaped the Sedalia area we know and love today. Audience questions and participation is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served. Advanced registration required, please sign up by clicking here. For more information, go to and click on the Events tab.

Book Lovers!
Come see the Free Little Library Book Caboose, located right at the entrance to the Museum! Take a book or leave one for all to enjoy – there’s always something new.

Slash/Mulch Program
Douglas County maintains two sites available for slash drop-off: 1) Castle Rock at 1400 Caprice Drive is open May 2 through October 31 from 8am to 5pm; 2) Trumbull/Swayback Site at 7828 South Highway 67 (2.5 mi north of Deckers) is open year-round for brush/slash drop-off from 8am to 4:30pm. Click here for more details.

Are you ready for fire season? Douglas County encourages all citizens to assess their level of readiness with a plan for themselves and families as well as for pets and livestock. Click here for more information and to ensure that you are registered with CodeRed, the county’s free emergency notification system.

Record Plant Sale at Museum Fund-raiser
For the Museum’s third annual “When Nature Calls” spring fund-raiser, 50 varieties of tomatoes were grown by Museum volunteers, and more than 1,000 plants were sold—twice as many as last year.  The tomatoes, primarily heirlooms with some hybrids, were chosen especially for our growing area. Besides tomatoes, the sale included peppers, eggplants, and basil, perennials from local gardens, fairy gardens and one-of-a-kind birdhouses.

Mark your calendars for the Tomato Tasting to be held September 12!  Tomato growers will bring one, two or more of their tomatoes to share. Last year, there were 36 varieties of tomatoes grown in this area—everything from Black Krims and yellow Azoychkas, to big Mortgage Lifters and tiny Sungolds—yum! What a great chance to taste them all, find the ones that appeal to you, and plan for the 2016 growing season!

2015 Plant Varieties List
Resources and Tomato Tasting Info
2015 Tomato Planting Guide
Growing Tomatoes in Our Front Range Climate article

See photos from this year’s sale

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