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Broomfield Depot Museum Press Releases


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 4, 2105



CONTACT:

Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Adminstrator
Community Resources
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020

303.460.6824
broomfielddepotmuseum.org

Broomfield Depot Museum to Hold Knitting Event on Saturday, June 13

To celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day, the Broomfield Depot Museum at 2201 West. 10th Ave is hosting a public knit-in event from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.  All levels of knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers are invited.  The museum will have yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks on hand or visitors can bring their own projects. No food is allowed in the museum; however, participants may bring water in containers with lids.

For more information about World Wide Knit in Public Day see http://www.wwkipday.com/  To learn about the depot event call Andrea Vagelatos, 303-465-3242.

The Broomfield Depot Museum is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.  For further information about the museum see broomfielddepotmuseum.org. To schedule a weekend or weekday tour for a group of four or more please call 303-460-6824.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2015



CONTACT:

Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Adminstrator
Community Resources
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020

303.460.6824
broomfielddepotmuseum.org

History Talks on Living in Train Depots

and Interurban railroads

 

Join Broomfield Depot Museum supporters on Thursday, June 25, for two talks by noted railroad historian Dr. H. Roger Grant. Both talks will be at the Broomfield Auditorium at 3 Community Park Road.  Grant will present “The Living in Depot: A Community’s Front Door” at 1:00 p.m. and “Interurbans: The Electric Way” at 7:00 p.m. 

A specialist in U.S. history and especially the Populist-Progressive era, Dr. H. Roger Grant is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on transportation history and American railroads. He is on the faculty of Clemson University and currently serves as the president of the Lexington Group, an international non-profit educational organization that concentrates on all aspects of transportation history, particularly railroads.

All proceeds from the talks will be used for the Broomfield Depot Museum Restoration Project.

The Broomfield Depot Museum is located at 2201 West 10th Avenue in Zangs Spur Park. The train depot was built in 1909 to jointly serve the Colorado & Southern Railway and the Denver & Interurban Railroad— an electric commuter rail service. The historic building is an example of a live in depot, a depot that included housing for a station agent and his family in addition to providing ticketing and waiting areas for passengers and freight operations.

For more information on the museum see broomfielddepotmuseum.org; visit the museum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BroomfieldDepotMuseum ; or call 303-460-6824.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $7 for the 1:00 p.m. talk and $10 for the 7 p.m. presentation, and are available at brownpapertickets.com or at the Broomfield Auditorium box office. Call 720-887-2371 for more information.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10, 2014


CONTACT:
Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator
Community Resources
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020

303.460.6824
broomfielddepotmuseum.org 



Broomfield Depot Museum Upcoming Events


February 7
Broomfield Depot Museum Cornflake CrashFest!
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends for a fun and quirky day-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the truck-train crash in Broomfield involving a Kellogg’s Cornflake delivery truck and an electric Denver and Interurban car.  Museum visitors will enjoy an exhibit featuring photos, news clippings and letters related to the "cornflake crash,” along with a box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (for the first 50 visitors) and a free recipe featuring cornflake chicken from Broomfield pioneer Aunt Jessie Kosicek.

February 14
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Depot
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bring a date to the museum.  Tour the historic interior, sip sparkling cider in the depot waiting room, create a valentine, and enter to win dates—tickets for two to cultural events and places.

Visitors will have a chance to win tickets to History Colorado, the Colorado Railroad Museum, and events at the Audi--- a showing of short films as part of the Boulder International Film Festival and a Saint Patrick’s Day concert with Skean Dubh.  One lucky person will win the grand prize, a certificate for two seats in the City and County of Broomfield Suite and a VIP parking pass to an event of the winner’s choice at the Firstbank Center (pending availability).

February 21
The History and Identification of Paint: It is More Interesting than You Think!
10:00 a.m.

Conservator Natalie Feinberg Lopez will give a brief presentation on the history of paint and where it comes from; how it has developed; and how she completes paint analyses of historic structures.
Using samples, a microscope, and a color chart Feinberg Lopez was able to determine the original colors of the depot---or at least a close approximation.   Learn why the depot was recently repainted in its new-old color scheme.

Note: This program is free; however, preregistration is required due to limited seating.  To reserve a space call (720) 887-2371 or email    Provide your name, phone number or email, and the number of spaces you are reserving.


February 28
Introduction to Historic Window Restoration
10:00 a.m.

Historic preservation specialist Phil Barlow will discuss historic window repair and explain the treatments he used on the depot’s windows during the building’s recent rehabilitation.  There will be samples to see and a small hands-on component.  Wood workers, historic house owners, or anyone that likes old buildings is especially encouraged to attend.

Note: This program is free; however, preregistration is required due to limited seating.  To reserve a space call (720) 887-2371 or email    Provide your name, phone number or email, and the number of spaces you are reserving.


All events are (at) the Broomfield Depot Museum, 2201 West Avenue, in Zang Spur Park.

The museum is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information about the museum or to arrange tours for groups of four or more during the week or on weekends please call (303)460-6824 or email




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2014


CONTACT:
Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator
Community Resources
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020

303.460.6824
broomfielddepotmuseum.org 

Broomfield Depot Museum Reopening Following Exterior Restoration

The Broomfield Depot Museum will be reopening on Saturday, January 17, at 9:00 a.m. after being closed for seven months. The City and County of Broomfield repaired the building’s foundation and renovated the basement to serve as a space for artifact collection work and staff offices. During a second phase the depot’s original exterior wood doors, windows, siding, and trim were rehabilitated.  

As part of the exterior work, which was partially funded by a $94,578 grant from the History Colorado State Historic Fund, the building was repainted in its original 1909 color palette. A paint analysis conducted by a conservator showed the building’s main color was warm tan with a very dark green trim. A band of wainscot that wraps around the bottom third of the building was a darker brown. The soffits and doors were red-brown.  

The train depot was built in 1909 to jointly serve the Colorado & Southern Railway and the Denver & Interurban Railroad—a commuter electric rail service that ran between Denver and Boulder until 1926. The historic building is an example of a living-in depot.  In addition to ticketing and waiting areas used for passengers and freight operations the depot included housing for a station agent and his family.

The museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for self and staff-guided tours. To celebrate the museum’s reopening visitors will be able to take behind-the-scenes tours of the new collection space in the basement, which is normally closed to the public.  Behind-the-scenes tours will be on the hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour at 2:00 p.m.

The Broomfield Depot Museum is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.  For further information about the museum see broomfielddepotmuseum.org. To schedule a weekend or weekday tour for a group of four or more please call 303-460-6824.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield
Telephone: (303) 460-6824
Email:
Date: September 8, 2014


With Halloween Coming, Learn about Ghost Towns near Broomfield!

Carl Sandberg has a penchant for ghost towns and will share information about those in the Broomfield area during the final installment of the history speaker series on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The talk is entitled "Phantom Towns, Disappearing Camps and Other Places near Broomfield.” It will take place at 7 p.m. at the historic Crescent Grange, 7901 W. 120th Ave. in Broomfield.  Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is limited.

The speaker series, designed to bring area history to life, has been a partnership between the Broomfield Depot Museum, the Museum Friends and the Crescent Grange in Broomfield.  Sandberg has had a lifelong interest in the history of the American West. His primary interest is ghost towns. A graduate of Denver’s East High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a linguist for 20 years. Sandberg is a member of the Denver Posse of Westerners and is past President of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado.  He volunteers as a naturalist at Roxborough State Park and enjoys presenting programs and leading tours.

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




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.


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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