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Golden History Museum & Park

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Discover something new every day in Golden: see timeline artifacts, meet legendary people, and conduct research in the history lab.

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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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  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • 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 2
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

Feb 24, 2018

  • Image Feb 24, 2018
  • Image 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Image $10

Housing territorial legislators is what the Astor House is best known for while the territorial capital was located in Golden. However, after the capital moved to Denver, Astor House evolved into the community’s place for boarding and...

Astor House: Life after the Territorial Capital <p>Housing territorial legislators is what the Astor House is best known for while the territorial capital was located in Golden. However, after the capital moved to Denver, Astor House evolved into the community’s place for boarding and gathering for the next 150 years. Explore the history of Astor House as a place for séances, philanthropy, and the promotion of a diverse and vibrant Golden. Presented by Nathan Richie, Director at Golden History Museum &amp; Park.<br /><br />Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time.<br /><br /><br /></p> 1470 10th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2018

  • Image Feb 24, 2018
  • Image 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Image $10

The specter of organized crime and mob violence came to Golden in 1939 when 25 mobsters surrendered to the Sheriff following a raid on the LaPalmarte Restaurant on West 38th Avenue. The rise in organized crime was confirmed in 1963 when...

Golden and the Mob War, 1939-1973 <p>The specter of organized crime and mob violence came to Golden in 1939 when 25 mobsters surrendered to the Sheriff following a raid on the LaPalmarte Restaurant on West 38th Avenue. The rise in organized crime was confirmed in 1963 when mobster Harold “Murph” Cohen was found floating face down in a small lake in Golden. Mob rule existed until 1973 when the last racketeer was brought to justice and the last slot machine was donated to Golden History Museum &amp; Park.<br /><br />Lecture presented by Dennis Potter, retired Captain with Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office.<br /><br />Location and Pricing<br />Golden Community Center-Beaver Brook room<br /><br />6:00 p.m. &#8211; 7:30 p.m.<br /><br />$0 members; $10 non-members<br /><br />Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time.<br /><br /></p> 1470 10th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2018

  • Image Feb 24, 2018
  • Image 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Image $10

Learn about Colorado’s ancient hunter-gatherers and ecosystems while gaining a generalized understanding of early life on the Front Range. Lecture presented by Meg Van Ness, Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Fish and...

Prehistory of the Front Range <p>Learn about Colorado’s ancient hunter-gatherers and ecosystems while gaining a generalized understanding of early life on the Front Range. Lecture presented by Meg Van Ness, Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Location and Pricing: Golden Community Center-Beaver Brook room, 5:30 p.m. &#8211; 7:00 p.m., $0 members; $10 non-members.</p> <p>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. Facility rental: Join us. Facility rental: learn how a Golden Museum rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy. </p> 1470 10th Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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