Calling women for Legendary People gallery

Mary E. Hoyt Brown

Mary E. Hoyt Brown was a librarian at the Colorado School of Mines Library from 1923 until about 1951.

Get to know the people of Golden

The Golden History Museums’ master plan includes a new gallery named Legendary People. One of four new galleries under development, Legendary People introduces the unique people of Golden with biographical highlights and personal effects. Golden women are the theme for the first installation.

Golden women are the theme

We are expressly seeking women with exciting stories about their life in Golden that are fairly well documented and verifiable with supporting photographs and personal artifacts. Artifacts may include clothing, jewelry, or personal mementos. Legendary People will introduce some fresh faces to the community; faces maybe unknown beyond their own family circle or simply forgotten to the current generation, and not featured at the Golden History Center in the past five years.

Holland Coors with President Ronald Reagan

Holland Coors with President Ronald Reagan, 1984

Historians, artists, journalists, activists, writers, politicians and teachers, Golden has more than its fair share of amazing women past and present.

Some women under consideration

  • Mary Hoyt Brown-Colorado School of Mines Librarian and civic leader
  • Holland Coors-Political activist and philanthropist
  • Georgina Brown (not related to Mary)-noted Jefferson County court reporter and journalist
  • Lorraine Wagenbach-author and local historian
  • Gertrude Bell-longtime Golden educator and namesake to Bell Middle School

Submit names for consideration to Mark Dodge, Curator at 303-277-8714