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Dec
18
Sat
2021
Homestead for the Holidays @ Golden History Park
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Homestead for the Holidays 2021

homestead

photo: Andrew Terrill

Homestead for the Holidays helps you experience the winter season just like the pioneers did. This family-friendly event will have you strolling through the Golden History Park, taking in the colorful lights and decorations, making a craft that you get to take home, and basking in the season. It’s time to go homestead for the holidays!

Our valued volunteers make this event possible and will serve as interpreters within the historic structures to answer questions and guide your experience.

Advance registration via eventbrite is required. 

Event highlights

  • woodstove cooking and authentic blacksmithing
  • hands-on crafting (including a tin ornament you’ll take home)
  • drawing silhouette portraits of your friends and family
  • learning fun historic dances
  • do-it-yourself “photo booth”
  • and more!

Details and pricing

Member adult: $5

Member child: FREE

Non-member adult: $10

Non-member child: $5

Children ages 4 years old and younger: FREE

All event revenue goes to the Golden History Museum & Park. We appreciate your support!

Get your tickets now

Membership

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

Golden History Park

Golden History Park (formerly Clear Creek History Park) is home to many of the original buildings from the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912.

Stroll around and imagine yourself growing potatoes or raising chickens as part of a homesteading family. Peek through the windows of real 1800s cabins and see other buildings from the ranch like the barn, chicken coop and two-seat outhouse.

You’ll also see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse at the park. It was moved to Golden in 1976.

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.

Feb
9
Wed
2022
Getting Started – Tracing Your Family Tree @ Golden History Museum
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Getting Started – Tracing Your Family Tree

In-person event. Register on eventbrite.

Overwhelmed by all of the tools that are available to do genealogy research? Can’t get your brain wrapped around how to get started and wish someone would explain the basics and help? Join genealogy research enthusiast Lora Knowlton as she presents all of the basics to get started. She will review Ancestry, Family Search and other helpful tools. Bring your laptop and be prepared to start your family tree. If you don’t have a laptop, no worries! Lora will still help you get started.


About the presenter: Lora Knowlton

Lora Knowlton is owner of Current Events LLC, an event management business specializing in outdoor festivals and events. She’s also the Programs & Events Manager for the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Lora’s mom caught the genealogy bug when Lora was in high school and ever since, Lora has heard all of the many stories about their family members. About 5 years ago, Lora caught the bug – and now spends whatever time in between events looking for long lost ancestors for family and friends. During COVID, she completed the Boston University’s Genealogical Principles online course. Lora is a founding member of the Columbine Memorial Foundation, is the chair of the Meetings Industry Council and serves on the board of directors for her radio-controlled airplane club – the Jefco Aeromod’lers RC Club at Chatfield State Park.



Pricing

Free for members; $10 plus online registration fee for non-members

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
2
Sun
2022
Autumn Fest 2022 @ Golden History Museum
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Autumn Fest 2022

AUtumn FestEver wonder what makes Golden so special? Well, it’s you of course! At Golden History Museum & Park, we feel grateful to have such a wonderful community to serve. Come join us at our first Autumn Fest to celebrate all of the things that make Golden a bright and shining community.

Rush down to the Golden History Museum (923 10th St.) from 10-3 for a packed afternoon of fun, proudly sponsored by:

Golden Downtown Development Authority

Golden Kids Dental and Orthodontics

Free Family Activities

  • incredible chalk art
  • hourly puppet shows (plus hands-on stations to make your own show)
  • 4-H petting zoo
  • craft stations
  • BIG TRUCKS (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)
  • costumed Civil War interpretation
  • karate demonstration
  • hands-on paper-making station

Other Fun

The best part? It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to welcome the fall season. Now that is just pure gold.


Partners

  • Colorado Volunteer Infantry Group
  • Westernaires
  • 4-H
  • GoFarm
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
  • Coda Brewing Company
  • Golden Library
  • Foothills Art Center
  • Golden Street, Police, and Fire Departments
  • Public Art Commission
  • Lane Academy of Martial Arts

Sponsors

 
 

 

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.