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Broomfield Depot Museum Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield
Telephone: (303) 460-6824
Email:
Date: August 25, 2014

Dr. Colorado and Jacqui Ainlay-Conley present
Railroad Stories: Tracks across Colorado and Broomfield

The historic speaker series presented by the Broomfield Depot Museum & Friends and the Crescent Grange continues on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with "Railroad Stories: Tracks across Colorado and Broomfield.”  

Noted historian Dr. Tom Noel and City and County of Broomfield Museum Administrator Jacqui Ainlay-Conley will talk about railroad history along the Front Range and share stories about trains that ran through Broomfield.  

Dr. Tom Noel, also known as “Dr. Colorado," is a professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver and Co-Director of the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria.  He is the author of numerous articles, columns, and books including "Colorado: A Liquid History & Tavern Guide to the Highest State." He also appears on Channel 9’s popular program “Colorado & Co.”  Noel and Ainlay-Conley are co-editors of the Colorado Book Review.  

The talk is free, however, seating is limited.

Due to restoration work the Broomfield Depot Museum is closed and slated to reopen in January 2015.  For further information about the museum call 303-460-6824 or visit the museum’s website at broomfielddepotmuseum.org.  For more information on the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends go to broomfielddepotfriends.org. To learn more about the Crescent Grange see crescentgrange.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield
Telephone: (303) 460-6824
Email:
Date: July 24, 2014

“Bees, Broomcorn, and Beer: An Agricultural History of Broomfield”
Wednesday, August 6, at the Crescent Grange
Garden tour at 6:30 pm and lecture at 7:00 pm

The monthly historic speaker series presented by the Broomfield Depot Museum & Friends and the Crescent Grange, 7901 W. 120th Ave, continues on Wednesday, August 6, at 7:00 pm with “Bees, Broomcorn, and Beer: An Agricultural History of Broomfield.” The talk will be presented by Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, the City and County of Broomfield Museum Administrator.

At 6:30 pm, prior to the talk, Grange members will give a tour of their community garden. Following the lecture one lucky audience member will receive a basket of just-picked produce. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.  

The Broomfield Depot Museum is currently closed for restoration work and is slated to reopen in January 2015. For more information about the museum, call 303-460-6824; see broomfielddepotmuseum.org; or visit the museum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BroomfieldDepotMuseum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield
Telephone: (303) 460-6824
Email:
Date: June 5, 2014

Restoration of the historic Broomfield Depot is underway!

The restoration of the Broomfield’s first and only train depot has started.  Constructed in 1909, the building now houses the Broomfield Depot Museum.  The museum will be closed until December 2014.  

The project is divided into two phases.  Phase 1 will address the building’s structural components and utility improvements required to protect the longevity of the depot.  Construction of phase 1 is anticipated to be completed in August.  

The City and County of Broomfield received a Colorado State Historic Fund grant for phase 2, which includes the restoration of the historic wood windows and the exterior doors, wood siding, and wood trim.  Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in September.  

Updates about the project’s progress will be posted on the museum’s website, www.broomfielddepotmuseum.org, and on the Broomfield Depot Museum’s Facebook page. For more information contact the Museum Administrator at 303.460.6824.

In order to provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about our local history the museum has partnered with the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends and the Crescent Grange on a lecture series “Local History Comes Alive.”  For more information on the talks, which are held in the historic grange building at 7901 W. 120th Ave, please see www.broomfielddepotfriends.org. 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield
Telephone: (303) 460-6824
Email:

Date: May 27, 2014 

Second historic talk tells of massacre, wars

Colorado appeared to be on the edge of a civil war a hundred years ago. In May of 1914 the Colorado General Assembly convened a special session in the wake of coal miner strikes and violence across the state.  In the second of a series of talks about local and regional history, on Wednesday, June 4, Ron Buffo presents  “The Battle at the Hecla and Ludlow Massacre: the Colorado Coalfield Wars of 1914” giving a broad perspective on the history of the state’s coal mining disputes that includes the Hecla Mine in Louisville.   

The speaker series is a partnership between the Broomfield Museum Depot Friends and the Crescent Grange in Broomfield designed to bring area history to life on the first Wednesday of each month continuing through Oct. 1. All the talks will be at the historic Crescent Grange building, 7901 West 120th Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Buffo, formerly editor of the Louisville Historian and member of the Louisville Historical Commission, is a retired Boulder Valley School District history teacher and has done extensive research into the labor unrest in the northern Colorado coalfields focusing on the Long Strike of 1910-1914.

The Hecla Mine conflict followed the Ludlow Massacre near Trinidad, Colo., in 1914 where Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards attacked a tent settlement of miners, killing men, women and children.  This same group was sent to deal with strikers at the Hecla Mine.

Buffo will relate more details of the night of April 27, 1914, when 14 hours of gunfire took place between the striking Hecla miners, mine operators and the strike breakers brought in by the mine operators. He also brings photos to intrigue attendees.

Future talks in the series include “Social Life in Western Mining Camps” on July 2, “Bees, Broomcorn and Beer: An Agricultural History of Broomfield” on Aug. 6, “Railroad Stories: Tracks across Colorado and Broomfield” on Sept. 3 and “Phantom Towns, Disappearing Camps and Other Places near Broomfield” on Oct. 1.

 

The Broomfield Depot Museum is closed for the summer during restoration work, to reopen in the fall.  For further information about the museum call 303-460-6824 or see the museum’s website at broomfielddepotmuseum.org.  For more information on the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends go to broomfielddepotfriends.org.

 

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