There are four ongoing exhibits at Golden History Center. Admission is just $5. Seniors, teachers, and students with ID are $3. Kids 6 and under are free. The fee is always waived for members, so join us today!
Epic Events walks you through over three dozen moments that shaped Golden’s past. Those times range from big to small, happy to sad. Some are memorable and some are best forgotten. Step inside this exhibit and feel what it’s like to live through 150 years in Golden.
What is innovation? How does it happen, and why here in Golden? Made in Golden highlights our strong innovation tradition, beginning with the introduction of the world’s first seamless two-piece aluminum can in 1959. Discover the inventive stories behind Spyderco knives, CoorsTek body armor, Mountainsmith backpacks, and more. Our do-it-yourself laser-engraving station from Epilog Laser is sure to fascinate.
This musical extravaganza features a number of instruments including our J. M. Pelton square grand piano (once owned by Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans) and a one-of-a-kind velvet-covered Regal upright piano. You can also hear music from the people behind the music in our Music-Maker Lounge. Square dancing in Golden Gate Canyon or a jam session at the Golden City Brewery are sure to please.
See more than 80 objects and photographs from our collection, including Jolly Rancher candy memorabilia and a diorama that depicts Golden as it appeared in 1879. The 1919 silent film The Four Gun Bandit shows daily in our theater, and stars Pete Morrison as the sheriff.