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).


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.

 

Sep
30
Sat
The History of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado @ Golden History Museum
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ku Klux Klan history

Golden History Museums, City of Golden Collection

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the Ku Klux Klan history in Colorado led by expert historian and author of “Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado”, Robert Alan Goldberg, Charlene Porter, author of “Boldfaced Lies,” and Theo Wilson, recent TED Talk presenter regarding his time undercover online with the modern Klan. Jim Kroll from the Denver Public Library will also be showing artifacts from the Laurena Senter’s Collection, a female Klan leader during the 1920s.

Program will be held at Golden History Museum beginning at 11am.

This program is free but space is limited so please reserve your tickets.

 

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
6
Fri
Black & White Night
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 6th for Black & White Night 2017!

Celebrate a wonderful evening at Golden History Museum with friends and fellow museum supporters while enjoying delicious food from the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse, cocktails and entertainment.

Normally, Black & White Night coincides with the opening of a new exhibit. This year, we’ll be giving a fond send off to three exhibits Turn It Up: Golden’s Musical Memories, Show & Tell: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, and Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives before they close to make way for renovation construction. Get a glimpse of construction plans, discover newly acquired artifacts, and join the excitement as we prepare to undergo a complete transformation of the Museum.

Tickets are $75 for an individual or $140 for a pair.  Click the green “tickets” button above to make your purchase today.

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.

Nov
4
Sat
Night at the Museums 2017 @ Golden History Center
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Night at the Museums 2017 @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden History Museum opens its doors with free admission from 5 to 8 pm for Night at the Museums. See the brand new exhibit Epic Events, an exciting multimedia timeline of the major events and discoveries that shaped Golden. On display will be never-before-seen artifacts such as a 1910 ore car used for local clay mining and a 1970s industry film on the Jolly Rancher plant titled Candy Country USA. The entire family will want to take a selfie in front of a huge photo backdrop depicting tourists with donkeys – once a common sight in Golden.

Free. All ages. There is no registration for this event.

Nov
8
Wed
Sex and Drugs in the 1890s @ Golden History Center
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sex and Drugs in the 1890s @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Randi Samuelson-Brown: Sex and Drugs in the 1890s

Randi Samuelson-Brown will lead a discussion on the 1890s world of prostitution, licit and illicit drugs, bad whiskey recipes and the saloon and brothel culture that flourished in Colorado. Her book The Beaten Territory will be for sale.

Pricing and Location

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

$10 for GHM members; $15 non-members.

Program will be held at Golden History Center.

 

Nov
9
Thu
Members Only Insider’s Discovery: Director’s Update Q4
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Members Only Insider's Discovery: Director's Update Q4 @ Golden | Colorado | United States

Details to be announced.

Nov
30
Thu
Murder and the Shanghai Prize Fighter @ Golden History Center
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Murder and the Shanghai Prize Fighter: Robert S. “Batt” Battalino

Robert S. “Batt” Battalino was a prize fighter who was good enough to star on the TV sports show The Greatest Fights of the Century, and was evil enough to commit murder in the foothills west of Golden. You will hear the story of Batt’s life, his crime, and the unusual bond he formed with the County Sheriff as he faced death in the gas chamber.

Battalino was the first person executed for committing a crime in Jefferson County, Colorado.

This multimedia program will be led by the popular Dennis Potter, retired Captain with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. See and learn about genuine artifacts from the City of Golden collection such as the actual handcuffs used to restrain Battalino during transport.

Shanghai Prize Fighter

Black and white photograph of defendant Robert S. Battalino, during his court testimony for the murder of Michael H. Randolph on July 6, 1947 near Tiny Town in the mountains of Jefferson County, Colorado. Battalino is in the witness chair while the Court Clerk conducts business. Undersheriff Carl Enlow stands guard in the background.

Pricing and Location

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

$10 for GHM members; $15 non-members.

Program will be held at Golden History Center.

 

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