Golden in Focus: Historic Photo Show & Sale opens on Dec. 3 at the Golden History Center at 923 10th St., in conjunction with Golden’s Candlelight Walk. Golden History Museums is the City’s oldest museum (we’ll celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2013), and we’re proud to say that we have some pretty cool things in our “attic,” including a fabulous historic photo collection that numbers well over 600 prints. To create Golden in Focus, we invited Scott Dressel-Martin, professional photographer and filmmaker, to examine our collection and help us choose a good selection of images that document Golden’s colorful past.
Our iconic Golden subject matter is as diverse as the 1934 Golden High School Prom and the Colorado & Southern train yard in Golden, to a group shot of Adolph and crew at Coors Brewery and some gorgeous views of the City taken from high atop the Lariat Trail.
© Golden History Museum & Park, City of Golden Collection
You can even purchase a professionally printed copy, and you’ll feel good knowing that the money you’re spending will help us take better care of our growing collection.
If you don’t see anything you like among the 36 photos on display, just wait, because our collection continues to grow. In case you didn’t realize it, we actively collect all photos that document life in Golden. So, if you have some old photos that chronicle life in Golden, please give us a call. We’re specifically looking for snapshots of Magic Mountain and East Tin Cup, among other spots. Call Mark at 303.278.3557 if you think you can help.