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. 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.

Upcoming Events- July 2019

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Bent’s Old Fort and Santa Fe Trail Trunk Show
Friday, July 5, 11 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m. – noon
Broomfield Depot Museum

Adventure to one of the most important trading posts along the Santa Fe Trail and discover what life was like at Bent’s Fort in the 1830s and 40s. This 1-hour program presented by the Tesoro Cultural Center brings history alive through hands-on activities, historical objects, and an emphasis on primary source documents. Registration through B-REx.com is preferred.

Escape From Mars
Saturday, July 6, 3:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7:15 p.m.

Broomfield Depot Museum
Your spaceship crash landed on Mars and now you have one hour to escape to your rescue pod before you run out of supplies . . . or get eaten by aliens! Registration required (please register every individual that will participate, not just one person to represent the entire group). Registration is required

Chasing the Cure: Tuberculosis in Early 20th Century Denver
Jeanne Abrams
Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. at the Crescent Grange

More people migrated to Colorado in search of health, rather than wealth. Because of its high altitude and favorable climate, health seekers flocked to the state in the late 19th and early 20th century in hopes of curing tuberculosis, the leading cause of illness and death in America at that time. Dr. Abrams explores life for TB patients, treatment options and the impact of health seekers in early Denver.

Merry Wives of Windsor Taste of Shakespeare Show
Saturday, July 20, 2-3:30 p.m.
Broomfield Depot Museum-Zang Spur Park

Enjoy a 90 minute cutting of Merry Wives of Windsor set in 1930’s Colorado. Longmont Theatre Company presents a free outdoor Shakespeare production in Zang Spur Park. Bring your blanket or folding chairs for seating. All ages welcome.

No pets or food are allowed in the museum; however, participants may bring water in containers with lids inside. Food and drinks are welcome outside the museum. Everyone is welcome!

Looking to make a donation to the Depot? 
We are hoping to collect yearbooks from Broomfield schools and photographs of Broomfield Days. Please contact Tara at ttempleman@broomfield.org

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Broomfield Depot Museum Speaker Series


We Are Broomfield
Presentations at the Historic Broomfield Crescent Grange, 
7901 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield

Chasing the Cure: Tuberculosis in Early 20th Century Denver

Jeanne Abrams
Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.
More people migrated to Colorado in search of health, rather than wealth. Because of its high altitude and favorable climate, health seekers flocked to the state in the late 19th and early 20th century in hopes of curing tuberculosis, the leading cause of illness and death in America at that time. Dr. Abrams explores life for TB patients, treatment options and the impact of health seekers in early Denver.

In The Footsteps of the Iron Horse: The Influence of Railroads on Colorado


Larry Dorsey
Thursday, August 1, 7 p.m.
From territorial days on, railroads played a huge role in the settlement and development of Colorado. Larry Dorsey will take us on a trip back in time to examine how the railroads influenced the growth of towns and industry in our state, including a look at Broomfield. Larry is a retired history teacher from Boulder Valley Schools, a volunteer and Trustee at the Colorado Railroad Museum, and the Chair of the Superior Historical Commission in Superior.

Divine Timing: The Creation of the City and County of Broomfield


Larry Cooper and Al Jeffries
Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

Al Jeffries and Larry Cooper served as the co-chairs of the Citizens for Better Local Government Committee, which ran the statewide campaign for the Constitutional Amendment creating Broomfield County in 1998. This presentation takes you through the experiences of forming a committee, having divine timing at the Colorado State Legislature and getting approval for the ballot, all within 3 weeks. We will celebrate great volunteers and the benefits of not doing business as normal as we learn about the formation of the first new county in Colorado in 100 years.

Grangers from the Grave 


BackStory Theatre and The SpellBinders
Thursday, Oct.3, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a twist on our speaker series, where storytelling and reenactment are presented by the Broomfield Spellbinders and children from BackStory Theatre. This collaboration brings to life unique stories from Broomfield history and promises an evening of historic, spooky fun.
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Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.


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