FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2016
Broomfield Depot Listed on Colorado State Register of Historic Places
History Colorado just announced that the Broomfield Depot, which houses the Broomfield Depot Museum, was listed in the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.
The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is the official list of Colorado's cultural resources worthy of preservation. The program is administered by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) at the History Colorado. OAHP assists property owners in listing Colorado’s most historically and architecturally significant buildings, structures, sites and districts. The State Register currently contains over 1,800 properties. Properties listed in the State Register may be eligible for investment tax credits or for grants from the State Historical Fund (SHF), another program of the History Colorado. OAHP staff is available to assist with the initial assessments of eligibility and to provide guidance in the completion of State Register nominations. For more information about the register see http://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/colorado-state-register-historic-properties
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.
December 5, 2015
Cursive Writing and Fountain Pen Fun at the Broomfield Depot Museum
Every Saturday during December— including the day after Christmas—the museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for docent and self-guided tours. The museum has a Cursive Writing and Fountain Pen Fun activity station set up. Visitors can view a sample of inkwells and writing pens from the museum’s collection and try deciphering messages on 100-year-old postcards. Young and old can use fountain pens to write greetings on festive holiday cards that can be taken home or sent to family and friends. Admission is free.
The Broomfield Depot Museum is in Zang’s Spur Park at 2201 West 10th Avenue. 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.
November 19, 2015
The Broomfield Depot Museum will have special activities from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, during Thanksgiving weekend.
The museum’s staff and volunteers are excited for Cursive Writing and Fountain Pen Fun. Visitors can see old ink wells and pens, decipher script from some of the historic documents in the museum’s collection, and try writing with fountain pens. The event is perfect for anyone who needs a break from festivities or wants to entertain visitors here for the holidays.
The Broomfield Depot Museum is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for self and docent-guided tours. 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.
June 4, 2105
Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Adminstrator
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020
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.
April 2, 2015
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.
January 10, 2014
December 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield
Telephone: (303) 460-6824
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.