Family Heirloom Series (Registration is required)
China- Wednesday, October 9, 6-8 p.m.
Jewelry- Wednesday, October 16, 6-8 p.m.
Photographs- Wednesday, October 23, 6-8 p.m.
Physical objects often have emotional and sentimental attachments connected to them. Join this interactive series about preserving and re-purposing heirlooms and collectibles. Bring one item that represents your collection.
Historeads Book Group
Tuesday, October 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Celebrate your love of historical fiction and history titles in the historic Broomfield Depot Museum. This new group is welcoming new members. The October title is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. No registration necessary.
Depot Building History:
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. 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.
Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.