Colorado River Historical Society
The Colorado River Museum, located just ½ mile north of the Bullhead/Laughlin bridge (355 Highway 68; Bullhead City) is housed in the area’s first Catholic Church. The Church was established in 1947 to serve the families of the workers building Davis Dam. The Colorado River Pioneers Historical Society began operating a museum in the building in 1991 under a contract with Mohave County.
The Museum offers a wide variety of historic photographs, documents, memorabilia and much more.
Operated by a staff of volunteers, the museum is typically open Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm September through May. For special tours and research, please contact the Museum by calling 928-754-3399 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Named for a rock shaped like a Bull’s Head (now under the waters of Lake Mohave) Bullhead City was originally established in the mid-1940’s, although not incorporated as a city until 1984. The original residents were the families of the workers building Davis Dam, which was completed in 1951. The dam’s purpose is to re-regulate releases from Hoover Dam upstream, and facilitate the delivery of Colorado River water downstream.