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).


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

Aug
16
Wed
“Where Do We Go From Here?”: America in the First World War @ Golden History Center
Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“Where Do We Go From Here?”: America in the First World War

World War I Book Discussion Series

The story of a war is much more than the recital of facts, battles, and dates.   No matter the impacts of war upon nations and the world order, the underlying story of a war is its immediate and long lasting impacts on individuals.  Come participate in a book discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front, with discussion facilitator Angela Cunningham.

Presented by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Humanities, and the Colorado World War I Centennial Commission.

Pricing and Location

Members always get a discount on programs, and we would love to have you with us. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

This book discussion is FREE for all attendees.

Program will be held at Golden History Center.

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 ArchaeologyDr. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will lead a talk about Magic Mountain’s pre-history and history based on the archaeological work conducted by DMNS.

Michele will detail some of her findings such as how the early settlers lived, what they lived in, and perhaps what they ate.  If we are lucky, Dr. Koons will even bring some artifacts taken from the site for attendee viewing.

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
14
Thu
Members Only Insider’s Discovery: Director’s Update Q3
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Members Only Insider's Discovery: Director's Update Q3 @ Golden | Colorado | United States

Details to be announced.

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.

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 @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

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

Robert S. “Batt” Battalino was a prizefighter 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 bond he formed with the County Sheriff as he faced death in the gas chamber.

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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