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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).


May
8
Mon
SCFD Free Day
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, May 8, 2017 is a free-admission day, sponsored in part by Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Save the $5 admission (or donate the fee) and see all four exhibits at Golden History Museum. Exhibits include Epic Events, Made in Golden, Turn it Up, and Show & Tell. Hours are 10 am – 4:30 pm. Call 303-278-3557 with any questions.

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved tax district that uses a 0.1% sales and use tax to provide funding to 240 organizations.

May
11
Thu
Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour @ Golden History Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour

Congratulations CSM Class of 2017! In honor of another stellar graduating class, local historian and storyteller Ed Weising will lead a Mines walking tour. See the university grounds. Hear stories of the buildings’ namesakes. Visit the world-famous Geology Museum. Learn how CSM became one of the leading engineering colleges in the country.

Learn a bit about the school before the tour from their website.

Join us at Golden History Center

First, the group will meet at Golden History Center at 1 PM. Following the walk, the group will return to GHC around 3 PM. Enjoy a (hopefully) sunny Colorado spring day outside.

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
Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour @ Golden History Center
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour

Step back in time with Ed Weising for the Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour. Experience stories of Old West pioneers such as Rufus Sage and George Jackson. The tour will also visit historic sites along Clear Creek and buildings throughout downtown Golden.

Join us at Golden History Center

First, the group will meet at Golden History Center at  10:30 am. Following the walk, the group will return to GHC around 12:30 PM. Enjoy a sunny Colorado summer day outside.

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 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.

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:  Homesteaders’ Day

Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the schoolhouse.

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.

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