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Aug
22
Thu
Open House and Exhibit Reception @ Golden History Museum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House and Exhibit Reception at Golden History Museum

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibits at GHM and enjoy free, live music (Americana, blues, and old rock) from Alibi, as well as purchased beverages from CODA Brewing and freshly made snacks from Roadrunner Food Truck. We will also offer special hands-on activities and informal talks with the curator and other staff from 5 to 8 p.m..

Clear Creek Room: The Heart of Golden

Surrounded by North and South Table Mountains, Clear Creek has drawn people to this area for millennia. Golden History Museum is excited to debut the Clear Creek Room, a multipurpose gallery and meeting space. Visitors can relax in this newly remodeled area with a view of the creek, while they learn about its cultural, industrial, recreational, and natural histories.

We Are Still Here: The Endurance of Native Jewels

In this exhibit, we define jewel as both a precious item as well as a woman of strength and importance. Explore how Indigenous women have persevered through hundreds of years of oppression and numerous attempts to destroy their culture. Featuring modern Native fashions that utilize ancient Indigenous jewels, learn about prominent Native women in contemporary American society. Not only are Native Americans still here; they have endured, and they are thriving.

Aug
24
Sat
South Table Mountain Hike with Mary Eiberger and Kermit Shields @ Golden History Museum
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

South Table Mountain Hike

South Table Mountain seen from the westSouth Table Mountain holds much significance in its history, paleontology, and geology. Join Mary Eiberger and Kermit Shields as they take you on a hike up the mountain, sharing their expertise along the way. The hike is easy to moderate, but participants will need to be able to stand and hike for the entirety of the program. Meet-up information will be provided to all attendees after signing up. We request dogs are not in attendance, with the exception of service animals.

Mary Elizabeth Eiberger is Carl Eiberger’s daughter, and she is from Golden, Colorado.  Mary inherited 17 boxes of legal work and documents about her father’s work and coalition-based efforts to prevent South Table Mountain from becoming a 75-year quarry. Mary has taught science, math, and outdoor education in high school as well as dancing. She now loves to tutor not only math and science but English and history. Mary is the quintessential Colorado girl, spending much of her time in the mountains and rivers of the state. Her husband, Tito Salas, runs Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, and they love to take trips with their two dogs, Lucky and Shadow, to the mountains, especially in the summer, to hike and mountain bike.

Kermit Shields spent his career as a petroleum geologist with a major oil company and had various foreign and domestic assignments.  He has been an active volunteer at Dinosaur Ridge since 2005 where he gives tours for both students and adults. He also does some volunteering with JeffCo Open Space and is on the City of Golden Parks and Recreation advisory board.

Tickets

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Oct
6
Sun
Autumn Fest 2024 @ Golden History Museum
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Autumn Fest 2024

AUtumn Fest

Autumn Fest is a free celebration of Golden featuring hands-on activities for the whole family, including crafts, big trucks, and even farm animals. Join us to welcome the fall season at Golden History Museum (923 10th St.), proudly sponsored by:

ZenBusiness

Lamber Goodnow

O’Sullivan Personal Injury Law Firm

Fuicelli & Lee

Purvis Gray Thomson

Dolan + Zimmerman LLP

Golden Downtown Development Authority

Sign Gypsies Foothills

Free and Low-Cost Family Activities

  • make-your-craft station and lawn games (hoop toss, ladder ball, and cornhole)
  • 4-H petting zoo
  • big trucks
  • costumed Civil War interpretation
  • live music from Alibi

2024 Partners

  • Colorado Volunteer Infantry Group
  • 4-H
  • Ready, Set, Adventure Box
  • Tesoro Cultural Center
  • CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties
  • Jeffco Open Space
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • Golden Library
  • Golden Streets Department

Sponsors

   
 
 
 
 

Autumn Fest Gallery

Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum and Golden History Park

Free

Registration

Unlike most GHM&P programs, there is no registration for Autumn Fest.

Membership

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

More Golden history

Check out the Golden History Museum & Park blog for the latest behind the scenes videos and stories, personal memoirs, and history tidbits about Golden.

Oct
19
Sat
Golden Cemetery Tour 2024 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 19 all-day

Golden Cemetery Tour 2024

headstone at cemeteryVisit the graves of legendary Golden characters with storyteller Barb Warden.

Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. This program is popular, so get your tickets early. This is a rain-or-shine event; weather will not force a cancellation.

Purchase tickets on webtrac.

Two Tour Times are Available

  • 11 a.m.  

  • 1 p.m. 

Registration is required.

Pricing

$5 members; $12 non-members

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

About Golden Cemeteryentrance to 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.

Membership

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

 

Dec
6
Fri
Golden’s Candlelight Walk 2024
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Golden’s Candlelight Walk 2024



Experience the beauty of the holiday season with a candlelit walk down Washington Avenue in historic Golden, Colorado. Sing carols with neighbors and friends and marvel as the street is illuminated by thousands of glowing candles and the warmth of the festive, small-town holiday atmosphere. Many of the shops along Washington Avenue are open and there are hot cider, cocoa, and outdoor cafes to enjoy along the way. At the conclusion of the walk, the “switch” for Golden’s 45,000-holiday lights along Clear Creek and throughout downtown will be flipped, marking the official start to Golden’s holiday season. 

Golden History Museum will be open with extended evening hours and ample opportunity to shop for holiday gifts, including History Park honey. Additionally, a blacksmithing demonstration will be held at Golden History Park. Don’t forget to pick up a roasted chestnut provided by Kiwanis Club of Golden! Admission is always free.