The millionaire Andrew Carnage funded the creation of libraries across the United States as an effort to increase the availability of books to lower and middle class Americans. One of the libraries, funded by Andrew Carnegie, was built in 1903 with sandstone obtained from the Stout Quarry.
In 1976, the library was converted to a Pioneer Museum with a military and civilian history of the area.
The musuem was eventually remained the Fort Collins Musuem, then renamed again as the Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery when he musuem was moved to a larger building in a northern part of the city.
The musuem has a wide array of utility box art outside of the musuem, which is representative of the artistic culture of the people currently living in the cities surrounding Denver.