Underneath the Starry Flag: The First Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War in the Philippines 1898-99 @ Golden History Museum
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Underneath the Starry Flag

In 1898, the 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry enlisted to fight the Spanish in Cuba, but instead raised the first American flag over Manila. With the war over, they hoped to return home, but the U.S. government had other plans. This talk describes the First Colorado’s role in the first year of the war in the Philippines. It also looks at their daily life and some challenges they faced. This was America’s first overseas war.

About the Presenter

Geoff Hunt earned his Ph.D. in Western American social history from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1996. His dissertation research led to Colorado’s Volunteer Infantry in the Philippine Wars, 1898-1899, published in 2006. After 22 years as Professor of History at the Community College of Aurora, he retired in 2019, and became a free-range historian.


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America and the Boer War @ Golden History Museum
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Boer War and America

historic image of horseMoore will speak on a little discussed aspect of world history – America and the Boer War. Around 1900 the British had wars going throughout their Empire. The major action was in southern Africa, the Boer War. Of course, the Boers, farmers of northern European descent, fought for their way of life and homeland. To support the action, the Royal Army sought horses wherever possible. The British government bought some 250,000 horses and mules in the US. They were consolidated, entrained, and sent to New Orleans. Ships carrying 1,000 horses sailed to Africa almost daily. There was active opposition to the war in the US and elsewhere.

Stan Moore is an author, speaker and historian. He has been described several ways. The repeatable ones include: husband, father and grandfather; author and speaker; retired small business owner; CU graduate; third generation Coloradan; hiker, backpacker and mountaineer; Vietnam veteran; hobbyist blacksmith. He and his wife make home near Denver with a cat who lets them stay there.   He is the author of six books, one history and five historical novels set around 1900s Colorado.


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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:


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



Autumn Fest Gallery

Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum and Golden History Park



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


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