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.
"You Are Broomfield" Oral Histories
Record your own story of how you came to Broomfield in an interview modeled after StoryCorps. These interviews can be scheduled every Wednesday in September and October from 3 - 7 pm. Registration is required though B-REx.com.
Escape the Museum
The year is 1936, the setting is the Broomfield Depot, and the problem is your missing brother, George. The last you heard, he was traveling as a hobo to Broomfield for work. You will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and clues in a specific order to find out what happened to George. Bring your family, friends, co-workers, or anyone you know with excellent observation skills. All ages are welcome, but those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is through B-REx.com.
"We are Broomfield" Speaker Series
The Untold Story of Peruvian Japanese during World War II
Gil Asakawa, Journalist and Author of “Being Japanese American” (2014, Stone Bridge Press)
Charles Ozaki, City and County of Broomfield Manager
Wednesday, October 10, 7 p.m., Crescent Grange
7901 W 120th Ave., Broomfield