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1899 W. C. Willits Farm map

1899 W. C. Willits Farm map

Here’s a brief summary of our restoration of the 1899 W. C. Willits Farm map. The map was removed from its existing frame which had broken glazing. It was stabilized by tacking down loose paper fragments. Clean tears were also repaired. Later the map was...
Lookout Mountain Funicular — a ride of a lifetime

Lookout Mountain Funicular — a ride of a lifetime

I receive research requests and collection inquiries on a weekly basis. It is a great opportunity to refresh my knowledge base, learn something new, and share it. Questions about Golden’s two funiculars are common. Here is some background on the Lookout Mountain...
Stewards of the Collection

Stewards of the Collection

Stewarding the City of Golden’s collection of historic objects is central to the mission of Golden History Museums and an important role that is not undertaken lightly. For nearly 80 years, the City’s collection has grown to include more than 15,000 objects. From the...
65 historic photographs donated to museum

65 historic photographs donated to museum

An unexpected collection of photographs lands at Golden History Museums A Golden resident and local antique dealer donated 65 old Golden photographs and postcards to the museum last week. Arlene Munyon acquired the collection intending to resell them. Upon realizing...
Discovery Awaits Campaign

Discovery Awaits Campaign

Every single day, Golden History Center visitors poke their heads into the administrative offices to see what the staff are working on. People are naturally curious about the process of collecting, researching, and discovering stories behind the astonishing array of...
Helpful Hints for Holiday Shoppers

Helpful Hints for Holiday Shoppers

Local holiday shopping in Golden Since it’s the time of year for local holiday shopping in Golden, enjoy this excerpt from the Colorado Transcript, dated December 21, 1911. Christmas candies—fresh, pure and full weight. The most delicious kinds and at tempting...
2016 Top Ten List

2016 Top Ten List

A look back at 2016 Managing thousands of items in the City of Golden’s museum collection can be a daunting task, so it’s gratifying to look back over the year and celebrate a few of the bigger accomplishments. Some highlights include: completion of four major...

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