FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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.
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.