The Broomfield Depot Museum will close at 5 p.m. on November 27 due to weather. The museum will also be closed on December 25 and January 1 due to the holidays.
Historeads Book Group
Every third Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Celebrate your love of historical fiction and history titles in the historic Broomfield Depot Museum. This new group is welcoming new members. No registration necessary.
Polar Express Story Time
Saturday, December 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
You will almost be able to hear the train whistle and sleigh bells as you enjoy the festive holiday decorations at the Broomfield Depot Museum. 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. No registration necessary.
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.