Broomfield Depot Museum
|The 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. 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.
Historic Holidays at the Depot
Friday, November 30, 7:15 p.m.
Join the Broomfield Depot Museum and Friends to celebrate the delights of the season as stories of Colorado holidays past told by historian Mary O'Neil. We will learn about the diverse traditions of the state, starting with the reminiscences of Zebuloun Pike in 1806 and including 1894 letter to Santa from Leadville, municipal celebrations and decorations that make Denver "Christmas City", the Senter Friendship Tree, Yule Log hunts, The North Pole in Cascade, and more recent traditions.
Polar Express at the Depot Museum
Saturday, December 15, 10-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m.
All ages welcome!
You will almost be able to hear the train whistle & sleigh bells as you enjoy the festive holiday decorations at the Broomfield Depot Museum. Each visitor will receive a FREE "Golden Ticket" to enjoy the museum, and a train conductor hat to decorate. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served to warm your belly while you listen to the story of The Polar Express. Feel free to come in your favorite pajamas.