In 1938, the citizens of Golden began officially gathering, exhibiting, and preserving the town’s history by establishing a permanent collection. Today, GHM continues to take this responsibility very seriously, documenting the unfolding history of Golden’s people, places, and things. Naturally, it follows that collections management is fundamental to the work we do.
Our collection comes in all shapes and sizes and includes paper archives, photographs, furniture, clothing, ceramics, musical instruments, tools, you name it. We even have buildings in our collection (Astor House, Guy Hill Schoolhouse, and Pearce/Helps cabin, to name a few). Golden History Museum cares for a permanent collection that numbers over 15,000 items and continues to grow.
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