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Golden History Museum & Park

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Discover Golden’s history with free admission in 2019. See timeline artifacts, meet legendary people, explore the laboratory, and enjoy renovated exhibits.

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  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 39
  • Miles to CCC: 15
  • Indoor Fire Code: 75
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 250
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 15
  • Motor Coach Parking:
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  • Group Activities Description: Golden History Museums welcomes groups to each of its three facilities: the Astor House, an 1860s boarding house; the Clear Creek History Park, a two-acre historic interpretive park; and the Golden History Center, a modern museum with changing exhibitions. Docent led tours are also available for an extra fee. For detailed information please visit our Website.
  • Group Performance Description: Golden History Museums can accommodate school groups at each of its three facilities: the Astor House, an 1860s boarding house; the Clear Creek History Park, a two-acre historic interpretive park; and the Golden History Center, a modern museum with changing exhibitions.
Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: Garden Terrace is a stunning location for a small wedding ceremony, reception, or gathering. Perched above Clear Creek, set amidst an historic rose garden, it offers stunning views of the sparkling water, luminous foothills, towering cottonwoods, and riverwalk. Just inside, the West Gallery is available for dining, seating, staging, or shelter on a stormy day.
Green Practices
  • Green Practice Desc: Recycle; Green cleaning supplies; Waterless urinals.

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  • Description Garden Terrace is a stunning location for a small wedding ceremony, reception, or gathering. Perched above Clear Creek, set amidst an historic rose garden, it offers stunning views of the sparkling water, luminous foothills, towering cottonwoods, and riverwalk. Just inside, the West Gallery is available for dining, seating, staging, or shelter on a stormy day.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 726
  • Catering Any licensed caterer
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Parks & Gardens
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 3
Golden History Center West Gallery and Garden Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 726
  • Width: 22
  • Length: 33
  • Height: 9
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 60
Astor House Museum
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 30
Clear Creek History Park
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 250

Events

Jun 19, 2019

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...

2019 Homesteaders’ Day 2 <p>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.</p> <p>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 here, raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Stroll through this 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. </p> 1020 11th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 19, 2019

This workshop will acquaint attendees with the history of photographs and provide details on how we can preserve them for future generations. Photo preservation is hugely important for historic photos, as well as digital images captured in...

Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos <p>This workshop will acquaint attendees with the history of photographs and provide details on how we can preserve them for future generations. Photo preservation is hugely important for historic photos, as well as digital images captured in the twenty-first century. Bring your own photos to practice these preservation techniques.</p> <p>Presenter Dr. Rebecca A. Hunt is Associate Professor C/T in history at the University of Colorado Denver. She teaches gender, immigration and American Western history as well as museum studies. Rebecca’s books include A Century of Healing: Swedish Medical Center (2005), Wyoming Medical Center: A Centennial History (2011), Natrona County: People, Place and Time (2011), and Casper Chronicles II (2016). Rebecca was the historian for A Woman to Match a Mountain (2008) a documentary on Neal Forsling, Casper, Wyoming homesteader, artist and writer. Her current projects are Urban Pioneers: Continuity and Change in Two Denver Immigrant Neighborhoods and Snow Stories: Skiing in Central Wyoming. </p> 923 10th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 19, 2019

Plein Air Watercolor at Artsweek Golden!
Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019

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  • Image Golden History Museum & Park 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image Sun-Tues: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM; Wed: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Thurs: 10:30 AM-6:00 PM
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Plein Air Watercolor at Artsweek Golden! This special event will take our artists into the natural environment of Golden, Colorado! Artists will set up their easels and learn techniques from their surroundings. Participants will learn many...

Plein Air Watercolor at Artsweek Golden! <p>Plein Air Watercolor at Artsweek Golden! <br />This special event will take our artists into the natural environment of Golden, Colorado! Artists will set up their easels and learn techniques from their surroundings. Participants will learn many different watercolor skills such as color choices, watercolor glazing and resists. The Plein Air Event will conclude with a reception, awards ceremony and artwork sale on July 11th. Students are able to submit their completed plein air masterpieces in the art show. The first day students will meet at Meet at Golden History Park at 923 10th St. Golden, Colorado.</p> <p>(Ages 15-99 will be in the same group for all 5 days) Registration closes June 11th!</p> 923 10th St. Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 19, 2019

Denver Riots of 1880
Jul 11, 2019

On October 31, 1880, tensions between Chinese and white miners reached a boiling point and a riot broke out in Denver. By the end of the evening one Chinese man was dead and Chinatown had burned to the ground. Presenter Grace Brown is...

Denver Riots of 1880 <p>On October 31, 1880, tensions between Chinese and white miners reached a boiling point and a riot broke out in Denver. By the end of the evening one Chinese man was dead and Chinatown had burned to the ground. Presenter Grace Brown is Education Assistant at Golden History Museum &amp; Park. </p> 923 10th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 19, 2019

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  • Image 1020 11th Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
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Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s journey, which was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. Hands-on activities and fun will be available from 10 am – 2 pm. The History Park is home to many of...

Blast Off in the History Park <p>Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s journey, which was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. Hands-on activities and fun will be available from 10 am &#8211; 2 pm. 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 here, raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Stroll through this 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. Location and Pricing: Golden History Park, 10:00 a.m. &#8211; 2:00 p.m.; drop in anytime. Free for all. <br /><br />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. </p> 1020 11th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 19, 2019

Viva Los Americanos!
Jul 24, 2019

Viva los Americanos looks at the adventures, trials and tribulations of the First Colorado Volunteers who fought in the Philippines in the Spanish American War. Follow the 1898-1899 exploits of the First Colorado as they travel from Denver...

Viva Los Americanos! <p>Viva los Americanos looks at the adventures, trials and tribulations of the First Colorado Volunteers who fought in the Philippines in the Spanish American War. Follow the 1898-1899 exploits of the First Colorado as they travel from Denver to Manila to first fight the Spanish and then later the Filipinos. Get to know such Colorado characters as Dr. Rose Kidd Beere, Sgt. Dick Holmes, and Colonel Henry McCoy. Presenter Geoff Hunt earned his Bachelors of Arts in History at the University of Wyoming, Masters of Arts in Museum Studies at Cooperstown, NY, and Ph.D. in History from the University of Colorado Boulder.</p> <p>Hunt was the Founding Director of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, and just retired after 22 years as Professor of History at the Community College of Aurora. </p> 923 10th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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