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Upcoming Events and Programs



Jul
16
Thu
History in the Baking: Italian Immigrants and Focaccia Bread @ Your place
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

History in the Baking: Italian Immigrants and Focaccia Bread

Join Director Nathan Richie for another installment of History in the Baking on Thursday, July 16. Tune in to Facebook Live at 2 pm.

Learn about the historic importance of Italian immigrants in Golden and learn to make focaccia!
 

There is no registration for this event.


Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Jul
18
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Jul
23
Thu
The Bad Old Days of Colorado: Untold Stories of the Wild West @ Your place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bad Old Days of Colorado: Untold Stories of the Wild West

This is a virtual event. Register on eventbrite.

Wild West

Whether on the right or the wrong side of the law, in the nineteenth century, Colorado was not for the faint of heart. People came west seeking fortune or opportunity, and it is no secret that some of the most famous Wild West characters rolled through the Colorado territory at one point or another. Led by returning presenter and historian, Randi Samuelson-Brown, this talk will center on the establishment of Denver, the discovery of gold, Colorado during the Civil War, the Confederate Gold Field Plot, and other dubious happenings and characters.

Randi’s book, The Bad Old Days of Colorado, will be available for purchase.

 


About the presenter: Randi Samuelson-Brown

Randi Samuelson-BrownRandi Samuelson-Brown is a native of Colorado, originally from Golden. Her ancestors came to the state in the 1880s/1890s, a fact she is proud of. She is the author of The Beaten Territory, an award-nominated historical fiction set in a vice-riddled Denver and Leadville during the 1890s. She lives in Denver, CO.



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.

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Jul
25
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Aug
1
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Aug
6
Thu
Museum Collection Storage Tour @ Your place
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Museum Collection Storage Tour

Denver West collection storageThis is a prerecorded, virtual program. You will receive an emailed link prior to the event starting at 11 a.m. Registration is required.

Join Curatorial staff for a rare behind-the-scenes tour of offsite collection storage. Hear about the Legacy Collection Inventory Project and get a better understanding of what we are doing to create the best City of Golden collection ever.


Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Aug
8
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Aug
15
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Aug
20
Thu
Confection Perfection: Jolly Rancher Company @ Your place
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Confection Perfection: Jolly Rancher Company

jolly rancherThis is a virtual program via Cisco Webex Meeting. You will receive an emailed link prior to the event’s start. Registration is required.

One of the world’s most iconic candies—the Jolly Rancher kiss—was invented in Golden. Join Director Nathan Richie to learn about the history of the company from its founding as a mom-and-pop ice cream shop on Washington Avenue to a booming international sensation.


Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Aug
22
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Aug
29
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Sep
5
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Sep
10
Thu
Off alone on my tramps: On the Trail of Women Botanists in the U.S. West @ Your place
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Off alone on my tramps: On the Trail of Women Botanists in the U.S. West

This is a virtual event. Register on eventbrite.

botanistsJoin presenter Dr. Tina Gianquitto to uncover the stories of women plant collectors in the mountain west as told by the letters they wrote to friends and fellow botanists. Plant collecting attracted a host of rugged western women in the late nineteenth century. Some took to the activity as a way to ease the loneliness of frontier life, while others turned to professional collecting as a way to supplement often meager household incomes. In all cases, plant collecting brought women together and into various networks of people who shared their passions for plants. These women played important roles in identifying and mapping the native plants of the western U.S., but their letters also give us a glimpse into the unique challenges they faced as women in frontier spaces. 

About the presenter: Tina Gianquitto

Tina Gianquitto is an associate professor of literature at the Colorado School of Mines. She has published a book on women, nature and science, ‘Good Observers of Nature’: American Women and the Scientific Study of the Natural World, 1820-1885 (2007), a co-edited collection America’s Darwin: Darwinian Evolution and U.S. Literary Culture (with Lydia Fisher; 2014), as well as articles on Darwinian botany, evolutionary science and women’s social reform, and women’s participation in botanical correspondence networks. She has been awarded fellowships from The Huntington Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Current projects include a digital site Herbaria 3.0: What is your plant story? (www.herbaria3.org) and a book that examines Darwin’s plant studies and evolutionary theory in the late 19th century U.S. Tina received her degrees in literature from Columbia University (Ph.D., 2002; M.Phil., 1996; M.A., 1993; B.A., 1991).



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.

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Sep
12
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

Sep
19
Sat
Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House is a series of open days that will allow you to experience 1800s homesteading life. It’s held on summer Saturdays at Golden History Park, adjacent to downtown Golden.

Activities

Homestead Open House may include the following fun, volunteer-led activities:

  • woodstove cooking
  • cabin exploration
  • schoolhouse lesson
  • blacksmithing

homestead open house



This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm.

Each event will be unique based on how many and which volunteers are available to interpret their craft.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Stroll through the park 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. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

We reserve the right to cancel any occurrence with short notice.

Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10 am – 2 pm; drop in anytime

Free for all

Membership

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

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.

Our rustic three-acre park is ideal for those with a “Do It Yourself (DIY)” mindset. Whether you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us or intent on hosting a large event such as family reunion or a corporate retreat, Golden History Park offers a unique experience for your guests. It’s only a short walk from downtown Golden which features shopping, restaurants, and more.

How to register

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Event and Program Ticketing Policies at Golden History Museum & Park

(updated 11-20-18).

Please note: Tickets will only be available at the door if the program reaches its preregistration minimum.

Weather: All events are rain or shine. Tickets will not be refunded for any inclement weather including but not limited to snow, wind, rain or extreme temperatures.

Cancellation: GHM&P reserves the right to cancel a program for any reason. A full refund will occur automatically and notification sent if GHM&P cancels a program for any reason.

Refunds: Participants will not receive a refund except in the event that GHM&P cancels the program.  

Facilities: Restrooms are not available on-site at the Golden History Park or Golden Cemetery. If at the Golden History Park, participants may use public restrooms located on 12th Street. Please call ahead to ask about accessibility concerns and mobility recommendations.

Additional details: Please note the minimum age requirements of some of our programs. Excessive disruptive behavior and any safety risks may result in a participant being asked to leave a program at the instructor’s discretion. Pets are not permitted at programs; service animals are permitted.

To purchase tickets, cancel your registration, or learn more about our events and ticketing policy, please call the Golden History Museum front desk during business hours at 303-278-3557.

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