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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.

BDMF
Local History Comes Alive!
2016 Speaker Series

Historic Broomfield Crescent Grange, 7901 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield

When Dinosaurs Roamed Broomfield: Fossils, Claws, and Tetropods: Broomfield's Prehistory
Carol Lucking
Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m.

When the President Came to Town: The Eisenhowers in Broomfield
Wednesday, August 3, 7 p.m.

Color-Oddities: Strangest Things About the Highest State
Tom Noel
Wednesday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Broomfield Auditorium, Suggested Donation $5

Grangers from the Grave
Michelle Pearson and Students
Wednesday, October 5, 7 p.m.
For more information, see press release and flyer
 
 
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Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration
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