The Broomfield Depot Museum Collection

The collections of the Broomfield Depot Museum includes artifacts, photographs, and archival materials associated with the development of the city and county, including public and private facilities in Broomfield such as schools, newspapers, postal service, cemeteries, and railroads; the late-20th century growth of Broomfield including the development of neighborhoods and subdivisions, and the Boulder-Denver Turnpike.

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Interested in Donating to the Collection?

Thank you for considering the Broomfield Depot Museum as a repository for your possessions! The Broomfield Depot Museum relies on generous donors to build our permanent collection and help us preserve and share Broomfield’s history. 

DONATION CONSIDERATIONS

The museum collects artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that help interpret the development of the City and County of Broomfield and the Broomfield Train Depot. The highest priority is given to items with a clear and specific association (provenance) to some significant aspect of the Broomfield area or Broomfield Depot. In order to be considered for acceptance (accession) into the permanent collection, an item must fit within the following criteria. The item(s) must:

  • Contribute to the interpretation and understanding of the history and material culture of Broomfield, Colorado.
  • Be in reasonably good physical condition.
  • Be sufficiently complete to convey historical information.
  • Either be Broomfield-related, help meet the needs of the Museum’s mission, or be otherwise sufficiently useful for research or interpretive purposes.
  • Be offered free and clear, with no restrictions to the Museum and with the present owner(s) having clear title to the materials being offered.

If you are interested in donating items to the BDM’s collection, please fill out the Potential Donation Form at the bottom of this page. This form helps our curatorial staff further determine if your items are a good fit for our permanent collection. After your submission, the curatorial staff will contact you within two weeks to follow up. Please be advised that the museum cannot provide appraisals. Additionally, we are unable to review potential donations without the completed form and do not accept unsolicited donations. 

Donations will not be possible while the museum is under mandatory closure. Please check back for changing information.

Please note: The Broomfield Depot Museum accepts donations of items on a case-by-case basis and that due to liability, the museum cannot accept items without prior notice. Museum staff are not responsible for unsolicited items mailed to the museum or left on the museum premises, and such items are not guaranteed to be considered or accepted for the permanent collection.