Events

 

 

 

 

Golden History Museums events and programming explore a wide variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood, apply historic skills in a modern way, or create something with your hands.

Advance registration is required for most events. Click “read more” to get details and sign up.

Read the fine print and policies (updated 12-24-16).


Jun
24
Sat
Homesteaders’ Day 5 @ Clear Creek History Park
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Homesteaders’ Day 5 @ Clear Creek History Park | Golden | Colorado | United States

Free event:  19th century homesteading

Practicing 19th century homesteading at Clear Creek History Park is fun! Explore historic cabins, cook on a woodstove, learn why blacksmithing is an art, take a lesson at the schoolhouse, and play forgotten games.

Clear Creek History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. The park is only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more. Admission is always free, but on this special free day most buildings will be open for viewing.

Read more about the park and its buildings.

photo: Chris Pagley

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.

Aug
12
Sat
Homesteaders’ Day 6 @ Clear Creek History Park
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Homesteaders’ Day 6 @ Clear Creek History Park | Golden | Colorado | United States

Free event:  19th century homesteading

Practicing 19th century homesteading at Clear Creek History Park is fun! Explore historic cabins, cook on a woodstove, learn why blacksmithing is an art, take a lesson at the schoolhouse, and play forgotten games.

Clear Creek History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. The park is only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more. Admission is always free, but on this special free day most buildings will be open for viewing.

Read more about the park and its buildings.

photo: Chris Pagley

Sep
6
Wed
Archaeology of Golden’s Magic Mountain @ Golden History Center
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Magic Mountain Archaeology

Magic Mountain ArchaeologyLearn about Magic Mountain’s pre-history and history through the archaeological work conducted by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Pricing and Location

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

In this case, it’s free to GHM members and to DMNS members; $5 non-members.

Program will be held at Golden History Center.

Magic Mountain Archaeology

Sep
20
Wed
Superstars in Colorado History @ Golden History Center
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Superstars in Colorado History @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Colorado History Superstars

Many famous people have lived in Colorado. We will look at the best of the best athletes, entrepreneurs, doctors, entertainers, artists, musicians and writers.

Join us at Golden History Center

Program begins at Golden History Center at 1 p.m. sharp.

Pricing

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

 

Sep
29
Fri
Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour @ Golden History Center
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour

In honor of homecoming, historian Ed Weising will walk us through the college grounds, telling stories how the school began and how it developed into one of the leading engineering colleges in the country.

Join us at Golden History Center

Program begins at Golden History Center at 11:30 a.m. sharp.

Pricing

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

 

Oct
3
Tue
Golden City Roots Walking Tour @ Golden History Center
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Golden City Roots Walking Tour

Looking east over Golden

Looking east at North Table Mountain, Clear Creek, and South Table Mountain.

Golden History Museums, City of Golden Collection

Clear Creek is at the heart of Golden’s earliest history. Walk along the Clear Creek Trail in the center of Golden and enjoy the fall colors as we explore the history of Vanover Park, the Coors Brewery, Parfet Park, and Clear Creek History Park.

Join us at Golden History Center

Program begins at Golden History Center at 11:30 a.m.

Pricing

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

 

Oct
26
Thu
Golden Cemetery Tour 5 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Golden Cemetery Tour 5 @ Golden Cemetery | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden Cemetery Tour

Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising.

Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. Four tours are available.

Pricing

Tickets are $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. Members always get a discount.

Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

About Golden Cemetery

The City of Golden owns and operates the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866.

Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.

Golden Cemetery Tour 6 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Golden Cemetery Tour 6 @ Golden Cemetery | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden Cemetery Tour

Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising.

Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. Four tours are available.

Pricing

Tickets are $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. Members always get a discount.

Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

About Golden Cemetery

The City of Golden owns and operates the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866.

Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.

Oct
28
Sat
Golden Cemetery Tour 7 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Golden Cemetery Tour 7 @ Golden Cemetery | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden Cemetery Tour

Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising.

Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. Four tours are available.

Pricing

Tickets are $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. Members always get a discount.

Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

About Golden Cemetery

The City of Golden owns and operates the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866.

Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.

Golden Cemetery Tour 8 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Golden Cemetery Tour 8 @ Golden Cemetery | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden Cemetery Tour

Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising.

Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. Four tours are available.

Pricing

Tickets are $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. Members always get a discount.

Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

About Golden Cemetery

The City of Golden owns and operates the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866.

Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.

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