Broomfield Depot Museum Saturday, August 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, walk-in
Learn about Broomfield in the 1950s as a planned suburban community through the Broomfield Heights: 60th Anniversary exhibit, presented at the Broomfield Depot Museum. Browse photos from the Broomfield Archives and the Library of Congress while you interact with costumed interpreters who share first-hand experiences and accounts of mid-century Broomfield.
Broomfield in the Time of COVID-19
Help write a new chapter in Broomfield’s history. Tell us your story and share objects and documents from this unique moment in time. Use this submission form to communicate what you'd like to share. The Depot Museum wants to tell the story of Broomfield during this momentous time.
Thank you for being a part of Broomfield's history!
Colorado Historic Newspaper
Check out digitized archives of Broomfield's newspapers from the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection here!
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.