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Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Click the green ticket button in the upper left of each event to buy tickets online.

Remember: Registration is required for most programs, even when free. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time. Help us provide even more programming by signing up and attending!

Click “read more” in the lower right of each event for details.


Apr
27
Fri
History Park Walking Tour @ Golden History Park
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

History Park Walking Tour

History Park Walking Tour

Golden History Park

The Golden History Park Walking Tour features a look inside historic buildings, hearing the history of the Pearce family and the students who attended the one-room schoolhouse, and of course, visiting the beloved flock of heirloom chickens.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce, pictured below, raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park. Meet at the schoolhouse.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Free for all.

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

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.

May
19
Sat
Homesteaders’ Day @ Golden History Park
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homesteaders’ Day

Homesteaders’ Day

Celebrate Homesteaders’ Day! Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the one-room schoolhouse. This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm for any length of time.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce, pictured below, raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Read more here.

Thomas and Henrietta Pearce

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 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.

May
23
Wed
Last of the Doughboys Book Discussion @ Golden History Park
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Where Do We Go From Here?”: America in the First World War

World War I Book Discussion Series: The Last of the Doughboys

The story of a war is much more than the recital of facts, battles, strategies, dates, casualties, treaties, etc.  No matter the impacts of war upon nations and the world order, the underlying story of a war is its immediate and long lasting impacts on individuals.  The impacts are upon the planners and initiators of a war, the combatants in the war, the families of participants, and those who must suffer the privations always attendant to war and its aftermath. Come participate in a book discussion of The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin, a book about America’s experience of that war, at the front, behind the lines, and at home.
 
Presented by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Humanities, and the Colorado World War I Centennial Commission.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park – Guy Hill Schoolhouse

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Free for all.

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

 

Book Discussion Book Discussion

 

 

 

 

Membership

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

Facility Rental

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Jun
1
Fri
History Park Walking Tour @ Golden History Park
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

History Park Walking Tour

History Park Walking Tour

Golden History Park

The Golden History Park Walking Tour features a look inside historic buildings, hearing the history of the Pearce family and the students who attended the one-room schoolhouse, and of course, visiting the beloved flock of heirloom chickens.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce, pictured below, raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Read more here.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Park. Meet at the schoolhouse.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Free for all.

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

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.

Jun
23
Sat
Golden History Museum Grand Reopening @ Golden History Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Golden History Museum with a grand reopening and free admission from 10 am—4:30 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018. See new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City’s collection of historic objects.

Learn more.

Jun
28
Thu
Colorado Experience: Amusements @ Golden Community Center
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Colorado Experience: Amusements

Colorado Experience: AmusementsPartnering with Rocky Mountain PBS, join us to view Colorado Experience: Amusements. Then stay and listen to an expert share the history of Golden and Denver-metro amusement parks.

Location and Pricing

Golden Community Center-Beaver Brook room

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Free for all.

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

Membership

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

Facility Rental

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Colorado Experience: Amusements

 

Jul
30
Mon
Archaeology of Golden’s Magic Mountain: Part Two @ Golden History Museum
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Golden’s Magic Mountain Archaeology: Part Two

Magic Mountain ArchaeologyLearn about Golden’s Magic Mountain archaeology through pre-history and history research conducted by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This is the second part of a series that began in 2017.

Dr. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will lead the talk.

Michele will detail some of her findings such as how the early settlers lived, what they lived in, and perhaps what they ate.  If we are lucky, Dr. Koons will even bring some artifacts taken from the site for attendee viewing.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

$0 Members (DMNS and GHMP); $10 non-members.

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

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.

 

Magic Mountain Archaeology

Aug
16
Thu
Edible Wild Plants of Colorado: What to eat when Safeway is closed @ Golden History Museum
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Edible Wild Plants of Colorado: What to eat when Safeway is closed @ Golden History Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States

Edible Wild Plants of Colorado: What to eat when Safeway is closed

With a little bit of Edible Wild Plants knowledge and a good digging stick a resourceful person can find plenty to eat among the wild plants of Colorado. This lecture will cover the excavation and extraction of botanical remains from archaeological sites, the interpretation of the remains, and a review of some of the plants and their uses.  Many of the plants discussed are common in the yards and wilderness areas of Colorado, either as our treasured flowers or as one of those nasty weeds.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

$0 members; $10 non-members.

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

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
27
Mon
Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians @ Golden History Museum
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians

Partnering with Rocky Mountain PBS, join us for a viewing and an expert-led discussion of Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians.

Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Free for all.

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

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.

Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians

 

Dec
7
Fri
Candlelight Walk @ Golden History Museum
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Candlelight Walk @ Golden History Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States

Stroll through the History Museum on Candlelight Walk night and take a selfie in our “Epic Events” exhibit or listen to cheery holiday music. Visit the History Park and try a roasted chestnut. Explore the inside of the Pearce/Helps Cabin, warm up at the wood stove, watch live blacksmithing, and enjoy music and singing.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Read more here.

These programs are free. Donations are appreciated.

Facility Rental

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

 

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923 10th St
Golden, CO 80401

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