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Oct
2
Sat
2021
Golden Cemetery Tour 2021 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 2 all-day

Golden Cemetery Tour 2021

Register now on eventbrite

cemeteryVisit the graves of legendary Golden characters. Hear stories about their lives from famous storyteller, Dennis Potter, Museum volunteer since 2008 and retired Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Captain. Read Dennis’s profile.

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

You will select your tour time on the Eventbrite page.

Two tours are available:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time.

Register on eventbrite.


Pricing

$5 members; $10 non-members, plus online registration fee

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.

 

Oct
3
Sun
2021
Autumn Fest @ Golden History Museum
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autumn Fest 2021

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 11 – 4 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)
  • silent movie viewing
  • 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.

Nov
6
Sat
2021
Artist’s Talk and Reception: Women & Children at Work & Play @ Golden History Museum
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Women & Children at Work & Play
Artist’s talk and reception

A friendly snowball fight during the blizzard of 1913; Berry pickers at the Truelson Berry Farm; Riding burros beneath South Table Mountain. These are some of the historic images that inspired artist Melinda Laz’s current series of ceramic tiles on view at the Golden History Museum’s gallery Oct 16, 2021 – Feb 6, 2022. Using the museum’s online photograph collection as inspiration, Melinda translated the vintage photographs into ceramic tile portraits. The faces are left blank, allowing the figures to remain anonymous yet universal. The original photographs that inspired her ceramic works will also be on view.

Join Melinda on Saturday, November 6, from 2 – 4 pm for an artist’s talk and reception. She’ll discuss her inspiration and process for creating these works. Refreshments will be served.

 

Melinda Laz holds a BFA in printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis, MO; a MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a MA in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Denver. Melinda has mounted several critically acclaimed solo exhibitions and has appeared in numerous national juried and invitational shows. She works as the Outreach Education Manager at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and teaches art in the Denver Public Schools. She lives in Golden, CO with her husband and daughter.

 

Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum

2 – 4 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all; no registration

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.

 

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

Homestead for the Holidays

Advance registration via eventbrite is required. 

Join us at the Golden History Park to experience holidays the pioneer way. This family event allows you to stroll through the Golden History Park, take in the colorful lights, try a craft, and bask in the season. It’s time to go home(stead) for the holidays!Candlelight Walk

 

Details

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

Members (ages 5 years old and above): $5

Non-members (ages 5 years old and above): $10

Kids (ages 4 years old and below): Free

Get your tickets now

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.