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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

The American Hobo
Lauren Giebler
Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m.

Rocky Flats, 1952-1992
Murph Widdowfield, the President of the Board of the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum
Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m.

When the President Came to Town: The Eisenhowers in Broomfield
Jacqui Ainlay-Conley with Broomfield residents
Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m.

When Dinosaurs Roamed Broomfield: Fossils, Claws, and Tetropods: Broomfield's Prehistory
Carol Lucking
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
 
 
2iconnd Annual Second Knit In at the Broomfield Depot Museum
Satu
rday, June 18 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The Broomfield Depot Museum is hosting a public knit in to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day.

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/2nd-annual-knit-broomfield-depot-museum/
 
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Check out this video:
Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration
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Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator
Ph: 303.460.6824
jainlay-conley@broomfield.org

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO
Map & directions

Mailing address:
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020

Hours

Saturdays
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission is free!

To schedule a tour for groups
of 8 or more, please call
303.460.6824.  


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