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Sep
17
Tue
The History of the Electoral College @ Golden History Museum
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The History of the Electoral College

What is the electoral college, how does it work, and why was it put in place? This program will dive into the electoral college, why Colorado has the number of votes it does, and other interesting facts about the history of voting.

This program will be presented by Kathleen Eaton and Bianca Barriskill, staff at the Golden History Museum. Read their bios here.  

Tickets

GHM&P is transitioning to a new ticketing program. In the meantime, please contact us directly to register.

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-own thaumatrope station and lawn games (hoop toss, ladder ball, and cornhole)
  • 4-H petting zoo
  • craft stations
  • big trucks (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)
  • costumed Civil War interpretation
  • karate demonstration

2024 Partners

  • Colorado Volunteer Infantry Group
  • 4-H
  • Jeffco Open Space
  • Boulder Apple Tree Project
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
  • Golden Library
  • Foothills Art Center
  • Golden Street, Police, and Fire Departments
  • Golden Public Art Commission

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
12
Sat
Snowshoe Making Class @ Golden History Museum
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Snowshoe Making Class

Join expert Aaron “Hutch” Hutchings in making your very own snowshoes. This class will take you step-by-step in making your own set of snowshoes. You will leave class with both the finished product and skills to make more.

Aaron “Hutch” Hutchings is a Colorado native, veteran, and father of four. He was raised in the Rocky Mountains by a real mountain man and hunting guide he called Grandpa. His love for adventure was first sparked by his grandfather’s teaching and stories. This spark was blown into flame in the Boy Scouts and fanned to a full-on bonfire in the Marine Corps. Read more on Hutch’s website

Photo: Povy Kendal Atchison

Tickets

GHM&P is transitioning to a new ticketing program. In the meantime, please contact us directly to register.

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

Golden Cemetery Tour 2024

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.

Call 303-278-3557 or email to register.

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 Cemeterycemetery

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.