Dancing in the Schoolhouse @ Golden History Park
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn the polka and country dancing in the Guy Hill Schoolhouse in the Golden History Park from dance teacher Mary Eiberger. Just like the pioneers and ranchers of the 1800s, we’ll be using the schoolhouse as a dance hall for the holidays! Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up!

Mary has been a high school math and science teacher and tutor for 33 years. She also loves to teach others to country and West Coast Swing dance. She started competing in Polka dancing at the age of five, and she has competed for many years in West Coast Swing dancing.

Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison.

Special Two-Day Program, Winter Skills with Hutch @ Golden History Museum
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Special Two-Day Program, Winter Skills with Hutch, for Ages 6-12

During this two-day program (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 and 22) at the start of the JeffCo Winter Break, participants will revisit some old favorite skills from other programs, but this time with a specific winter theme. Learn how to make a fire when everything is soaking wet, build warm shelters out of just snow, design Inuit sunglasses, and more. Students who have attended our other programs will be able to see how the concepts need to be adapted to the winter season. By the end of this class, adventurers should be eager to safely enjoy a host of winter adventures.

Learn about pricing and REQUIRED registration.

Overview of School Break Programs

Join us at Golden History Museum & Park when school is out! During these school break programs for ages 6-12, participants will explore science, art, history and more while enjoying the unique setting of our history park, whether it is a visit to the chickens or cooking something in the historic Pearce/Helps Cabin.

Space is limited. Dates coincide with no-school days for Jeffco Public Schools. Ages, dates and times vary from program to program. Please review each break program carefully before registering.

Victorian Networking Event @ Golden History Museum
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your top hat and calling card, it’s time to speed network the old-fashioned way! Inside the Golden History Museum’s salon room social, guests can expect a meet and greet donning Victorian garb and a chance to get chatty with the community. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

Victorian Valentine’s Craft @ Golden History Museum
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stop by the Golden History Museum to make your own Victorian Valentine’s card! Mix and match supplies to make a heartfelt greeting. Drop-in anytime between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., supplies will be provided.   

Artist’s Talk and Demonstration with Kathy Mitchell-Garton @ Golden History Museum
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Kathy Mitchell-Garton's textile artArtist Kathy Mitchell-Garton combines her fondness for Golden’s topography and landscape with her love of heirloom textiles and stitching to create artworks that explore the intersection of family, history, and place. Come hear more about her inspiration and gain insight into her artistic process in this artist’s talk and demonstration. Kathy will bring pieces from her stash of textiles and maps and demonstrate a few stitches. Museums always say ‘don’t touch’—this is your chance to get your hands on some beautiful textiles and stitching! Drop in anytime.

Tea-Time on the Frontier @ Golden History Museum
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

image of tea cupsHow did pioneers make tea without tea leaves? Join us at the museum to learn about tea and tisanes on the frontier and make your own herbal tea blend. Herbs and tea bags will be provided.