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Mar
30
Thu
Murder on Seminole Road: Golden’s “Bonnie and Clyde” @ Golden History Center
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Murder on Seminole Road: Golden’s “Bonnie and Clyde” @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Featured presenter:  Dennis Potter

Back by popular demand, enjoy another forensic foray with Dennis Potter: “Murder on Seminole Road: Golden’s “Bonnie & Clyde”.

On September 16, 1959, the body of a Denver playboy was found in a shallow grave on the bank of Clear Creek. The culprits? Golden’s “Bonnie & Clyde”. This pair of evildoers relished their final days of freedom.

Dennis Potter, retired Captain of the Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff’s Department, criminal justice professor, and previous presenter of the popular “Operation Hideout: The Investigation into the Kidnapping and Murder of Adolph Coors III” returns for this exciting program. The content contains graphic material and may not be suitable for children.

Apr
5
Wed
Hear & There & Share @ Golden History Center
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hear & There & Share @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Part one in a series

Jumpstart your historic and genealogical research and learn how to preserve your own treasures in this new workshop series, a partnership with Jefferson County Library.

Start at the Golden History center, where you’ll join Kayla Gau, Golden History Museums’ curatorial assistant, for a demonstration of proper archiving for your family’s photos, documents or textiles. Explore sourcing for stable, acid free storage options, and learn the best ways to protect your precious memories. Then, walk next door to the Golden Library and work with a librarian to begin using the genealogy resources the library makes available.

Apr
19
Wed
Hear & There & Share Part 2 @ Golden History Center
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hear & There & Share Part 2 @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Part two in a series

Jumpstart your historic and genealogical research and learn how to preserve your own treasures in this new workshop series, a partnership with Jefferson County Library.

Join Laura Ruttum Senturia, director of History Colorado’s Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center for a presentation focused on tracking down your ancestors. Then, walk next door to the Golden Library to learn about digitizing your family photos, documents and movies with a librarian.

Apr
20
Thu
Colorado Tourism @ Golden History Center
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Colorado Tourism @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Colorado Tourism

Colorado is home to world-class attractions and tourist spots. People come from far and wide to see the majesty of the mountains and stunning forests.  Learn about treasures like Royal Gorge, Glenwood Hot Springs, and Pikes Peak Railway.

Why is Colorado tourism such a big deal for the economy and the residents? Answer this question and more. Join historian Ed Weising for a grand tour of all the tourist traps and hidden gems that have made Colorado the “it” destination.

Join us at Golden History Center

The program will take place at Golden History Center from 6 – 8 PM.

May
16
Tue
Trappers and Mountain Men of Colorado @ Golden History Center
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Trappers and Mountain Men of Colorado @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Trappers and Mountain Men of Colorado

The fur trade was one of the main economic ventures in North America. Seeking fortune, Colorado Mountain Men were brave and bold.

Historian Ed Weising will recount the exploits and deeds of mountain men like Kit Carson, James Beckwourth, Jim Colter and Jim Bridger. Experience the excitement of the rendezvous in this adventurous program!

Join us at Golden History Center

Lecture begins at Golden History Center at 1 PM sharp. The program will last around two hours.

More great programs

If you’re interested in Mountain Men, you’ll like our next program too. Check out Native Americans in Colorado on June 15th.

Jun
15
Thu
Native Americans in Colorado @ Golden History Center
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Americans in Colorado @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Native Americans in Colorado

Join us for a trip back in time as historian Ed Weising gives a glimpse into Colorado Native Americans. Hear about the lives, traditions, and tales of Colorado’s original inhabitants. Learn about the Anasazi, the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, and the Utes and the presence of Native Americans in Golden.

Join us at Golden History Center

Lecture begins at Golden History Center at 6 PM sharp. The program will last around two hours.

More great programs

If you’re interested in Native Americans, you’ll like our other programs too. Check out Territorial Days Walking Tour, also on June 15th.

Jun
17
Sat
Western Mining with Patty Limerick @ Golden History Center
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Western Mining with Patty Limerick @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Patty Limerick’s Western Mining

Patty Limerick’s Western Mining program features conversation on bridging the gap between past and present. Learn about issues within the context of Colorado’s rich mining history.

Patty Limerick promotes to civil, problem-solving discourse on exploration of controversial modern topics. She is Colorado Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, as well as Colorado State Historian.

Join us at Golden History Center

Program begins at Golden History Center at 2 p.m. sharp. The program will last around an hour.

More great programs

If you’re interested in Western Mining, you’ll like our other programs too. Check out Georgetown’s Miners and Moguls in July.

Pricing

Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

Jul
20
Thu
Georgetown’s Miners and Moguls @ Golden History Center
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Georgetown's Miners and Moguls @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Georgetown’s Miners, Moguls

The Pike’s Peak Gold Rush made this town. Later, it was called the “Silver Queen of Colorado.” It’s now a popular tourist stop with a loop railway. Georgetown has worn many hats! Georgetown’s Miners, Moguls is the topic of historian Ed Weising for this evening. Celebrate the town and the characters who reinvented it over the years.

Join us at Golden History Center

Program begins at Golden History Center at 6 p.m. sharp. The program will last around two hours.

Pricing

Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

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