Gearing Up for Spring and Summer Programs

During the winter months, things probably appear a little quiet around Golden History Museums. And, it’s true that it is our low season for visitation. But, behind the scenes we’re busily preparing for a year’s worth of programs, events, and exhibits. In fact, we’ve just added a whole bunch of items to our events calendar that you can check out on our website. Here’s a quick preview:

Photo © Lynne Lawlor Photography

Photo © Lynne Lawlor Photography

On Saturday, March 15, join us for the latest installment of our ever-popular program Tea Time at the Astor House. Celebrate Women’s History Month with Lynne Lawlor’s fascinating performance of “Soldiers with a Secret.” Learn about these courageous soldiers who fought in battle while disguised as men.

On Saturday, May 31, experience 19th century homesteading at the Clear Creek History Park. Try your hand at blacksmithing and cooking on a woodstove. Attend a class taught by our schoolmarm and feed our chickens. Both adults and kids can preview some of our most popular activities from Hands-on History camp.

The three-day Golden Music Festival makes its return June 13-15. Join the fun and help raise funds for GHM’s educational programs at this spectacular bluegrass event—Golden’s largest outdoor concert.

Do you think you have what it took to survive as a pioneer in Colorado?  Prepare to test your skills and impress your friends and neighbors during the first-ever Golden Frontier Olympics on Saturday, September 13.  Put together a team and compete to earn points and win prizes in a variety of events that range from exhilarating to downright silly. Don’t care to compete? Then grab a beer and a snack and watch the fun unfold!

Also, don’t forget about Golden’s best summer camp—Hands on History! Registration is open now for both Spring Break and Summer sessions. Register online, by phone or in person.

It’s going to be a great summer. I look forward to seeing you soon!

–Nathan Richie, Director