Broomfield Depot Museum
|The mission of the 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. 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.
Upcoming Events- September 2019
Divine Timing: The Creation of the City and County of Broomfield
Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Al Jeffries and Larry Cooper served as the co-chairs of the Citizens for Better Local Government Committee, which ran the statewide campaign for the Constitutional Amendment creating Broomfield County in 1998. This presentation takes you through the experiences of forming a committee, having divine timing at the Colorado State Legislature and getting approval for the ballot, all within 3 weeks. We will celebrate great volunteers and the benefits of not doing business as normal as we learn about the formation of the first new county in Colorado in 100 years.
Family Fun Day at the Depot
Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m.
Come to the Depot for an afternoon of family fun with interactive children's activities including magic, singing, reading and more train themed entertainment. All ages welcome, attendants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Historic Baseball Game
Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.
The Blue Stockings of Denver play against the D & RG Reds of Colorado Springs in this Colorado Vintage Baseball League match. Snacks will be available for a donation during the match game, which will follow 1864 rules of play. All ages welcome, attendants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Escape the Museum: Prohibition- SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 25, 5:45 & 7 p.m.
It is the roaring 1920s, prohibition is in full swing, and you have been bootlegging spirits using the train to smuggle your merchandise. The Station Agent has caught you and reported to you to the authorities. You have one hour to escape with your spirits before you will be thrown in jail. Registration is required.
Looking to make a donation to the Depot?
We are hoping to collect yearbooks from Broomfield schools and photographs of Broomfield Days. Please contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Broomfield Depot Museum Speaker Series
We Are Broomfield
Presentations at the Historic Broomfield Crescent Grange,
7901 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield
Grangers from the Grave
BackStory Theatre and The SpellBinders
Thursday, Oct.3, 7 p.m.
Enjoy a twist on our speaker series, where storytelling and reenactment are presented by the Broomfield Spellbinders and children from BackStory Theatre. This collaboration brings to life unique stories from Broomfield history and promises an evening of historic, spooky fun.