Broomfield Depot Museum

DepotThe mission of the Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.

Constructed by Colorado & Southern Railway (C&S) bridge and building crews in 1909, the Broomfield Depot jointly served the C&S and one of its subsidiaries, the Denver & Interurban Railroad (D&I). The C&S provided standard rail service while the D&I was an electric commuter line between Denver and Boulder. The D&I was known as the "Kite Route" because its 51-mile route resembled a kite on a string.

Its hard to imagine Broomfield as a small town but in 1909 only 160 people resided in the hamlet. Concerned about the lack of housing for a station agent and hoping to attract a married man because they were considered steady and reliable, the railroad built the living-in depot with a family in mind. Guided tours explain the risks and benefits for the railroad employees and their families who lived onsite.
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Specific questions about how to preserve your family treasures and private collections? 



Click here for Handouts from the Caring for Family Treasures Series

The Broomfield Depot Museum will have specialized staff on selected Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. ready to help.

March 18: 

Ask an Archivist


Archivist Kevin Smith will can answer questions on how to preserve and store photographs and paper.

March 25: 

Ask a Curator

Museum Manager Jacqui Ainlay-Conley can provide guidance on how to preserve and store textiles, household items, and furniture.

April 1: Ask A Curator 


Museum Curator Tara Templeman has a background in natural history collections.  She can offer advice on how to store and care for fossils, rocks, minerals, impressions, botanics, animal study skins and skeletons, and anthropology collections. 
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Creative Broomfield

3rd Annual Knit In


Saturday, June 10
1- 2:30 p.m.



Celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day at the Broomfield Depot Museum. 

All levels of knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers are invited to socialize and clank needles in the depot’s waiting room or sit outside next to Shep the Turnpike Dog’s grave, on the museum’s deck, or under a small canopy in the park. Visitors are encouraged to bring and share their own projects. The museum will also have yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks on hand.

No pets or food are allowed in the museum; however, participants may bring water in containers with lids inside. The museum has folding chairs for use inside the museum. Food and drink are welcome outside the museum. Those wishing to knit outside should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

To learn more see http://www.wwkipday.com/third-annual-knit-broomfield-depot-museum/ or contact Andrea Vagelatos at 303.465.3242.
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Check out this video: 


Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.


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