Virtual programming during COVID-19 closure


Temporary closure

For the health and well being of our visitors, volunteers and staff, Golden History Museum will be temporarily closed to the public beginning March 14th due to COVID-19 concerns. All public programs and outreach will be postponed and rescheduled.

What can you do from home?

While we are deeply disappointed not to be able to welcome you inside the museum at this time, we are working to bring you engaging content in other, less-contagious methods. Here are a few ways we invite you to participate:

  • Follow the Museum on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram for videos, activities, and collection highlights

  • Delve into 150 years of news from Golden in our digitized historic newspaper collection 

  • Explore photos and objects in our online collection

  • Read about the amazing rediscoveries we’ve uncovered during our expansive Legacy Collection Inventory on our blog

  • Enjoy a walk (using appropriate physical distancing, of course!) and self-guided historic tour around Golden using our online guide, or walk through the Golden History Park and use a brochure to learn about the buildings’ histories.


This week’s schedule: March 29 – April 4, 2020

Did you miss last week’s activities? Not to worry! Visit our social media channels to get caught up!


Meet the History Park residents on Sunday
Each Sunday, Visitor Services and Interpretation Coordinator Megan Murphy will introduce you to one of the full-time residents of Golden History Park. We hope you’ll take a peek each week.
Lecture Monday
Since you can’t come to The Salon and hear the latest lecture, we’re bringing them to you each Monday! This week you’ll hear from Director Nathan Richie about in “Early Golden City and the Quest for the Capital.”
Education Team Tuesday
Student and Family Programs Coordinator Annika Firn comes to you this Tuesday with something to keep your mind entertained–old-school style.
Grab your isolation friends and learn about Victorian parlor games! With the invention of gaslights providing visibility late into the evenings, Victorians perfected indoor activities with party games, card games, and more. Next week we’re exploring one of the oldest card games, with a twist. Join us on Tuesday to learn what it is and how to play!
Facebook Live at 10 am, Wednesday, April 1
Tune in to FB Live at 10 am on Wednesday to chat with Director Nathan Richie and see what’s baking in his kitchen. 
Cabin Fever Thursday, Episode 2

Education Assistant Grace Brown comes to you on Thursday with a second episode of the celebrated “Cabin Fever.”
Learn how to re-purpose some of your old egg cartons into a fun and educational craft! Supplies you’ll need for this week’s craft include:

  • egg carton
  • scissors
  • glue (preferably liquid)
  • needle/pen to poke a hole
  • yellow paint/yellow markers
  • black paint/black markers
  • scrap paper
  • pipe cleaners (if possible)
  • googly eyes (if possible)
We are all buzzing with excitement! See you Thursday!
Museum Collection Highlight on Saturday
These are historic times and we’d say the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis is a noteworthy event to document. What do you think? Museums story-tell through objects, so what would tell this story well? When others look back from the future what will be important to remember? What would you collect to document this time?
Meantime, catch up on dozens of excellent posts from Curator Mark Dodge about wildly varied topics on the very same blog.



Thank you for your support of Golden History Museum & Park. We look forward to seeing you in-person again soon! We’re doing the planning now so we will be ready to go with a robust menu of offerings.