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Broomfield Depot Museum
 The mission of thBroomfield Depot Museume Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.

Constructed by Colorado & Southern Railway (C&S) bridge and building crews in 1909, the Broomfield Depot jointly served the C&S and one of its subsidiaries, the Denver & Interurban Railroad (D&I). The C&S provided standard rail service while the D&I was an electric commuter line between Denver and Boulder. The D&I was known as the "Kite Route" because its 51-mile route resembled a kite on a string.

Its hard to imagine Broomfield as a small town but in 1909 only 160 people resided in the hamlet. Concerned about the lack of housing for a station agent and hoping to attract a married man because they were considered steady and reliable, the railroad built the living-in depot with a family in mind. Guided tours explain the risks and benefits for the railroad employees and their families who lived onsite.



Restoration of the historic Broomfield Depot is underway!

The City and County of Broomfield received a Colorado State Historical Fund grant of $94,578 to rehabilitate the Broomfield Depot Museum. The total project budget is $126,105 ~ grant requested (75%) $94,578 plus the cash match (25%) $31,527.

The museum will have to close between June and December so crews can get to work on renovating the historic structure's windows, doors and siding. The museum will re-open in January of 2015.


The Broomfield Depot Museum Friends is a membership based nonprofit organization that supports the Broomfield Depot Museum through advocacy, fund-raising and increasing public awareness. Click here for information about the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends.

Over 50 attendees at July 2 DR. FAWN talk by Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya of CSU Pueblo. Prizes to the audience members who knew the answers to questions following the presentation. Next month the giveaways will include a basket of just-picked goodies from the Grange's own community garden. Put 7:00 at the Crescent Grange on August 6 on your calendar.
Speaker Series
Looking for the new book on Shep?
Shep
Shep the Turnpike Dog,
children’s book by Charlotte Ann Havey, is based on the true story of the tollbooth mascot turned Broomfield legend who won the hearts of turnpike drivers in the 1950s and 60s. For more information or to order your copy, see
http://charlottehavey.com


See photos of the book signing on May 17 at Shep the Broomfield Turnpike Dog’s Facebook page.


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Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Map & directions

Ph: 303.460.6824
jainlay-conley@broomfield.org

Hours

The exterior of the historic
depot is being restored.
The museum will be closed
until 2015. 

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