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 




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Escape the Museum- REGISTRATION FULL
Saturdays, April 6 and 20, 3:30-7:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, April 17 and 24, 5:30-7:45 p.m.
Registration through B-REx.com required.
Escape room theme: It is the roaring 1920s, prohibition is in full swing, and you have been bootlegging spirits using the train to smuggle your merchandise. The Station Agent has caught you and reported to you to the authorities. You have one hour to escape with your spirits before you will be thrown in jail. 

Love the Earth the "Old-School" Way
Monday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration through B-REx.com required.
You will learn how to make your own tooth powder, deodorant, daily face scrub, or all-purpose cleaner using non-toxic ingredients. We will provide the recipes, ingredients and containers for your products. You can take the products you made and the recipes to practice your new skill at home. We will also have historic recipes from 1872-1914 showing how people made their own lotions, skin balms, and complexion creams at that time.  

Broomfield Depot ARTifact Night- REGISTRATION FULL
Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration through B-REx.com required.
Enjoy a relaxing night of painting historic objects in the Broomfield Depot Museum collection. An art coach will walk you through simple art techniques while the museum staff and volunteers share the stories of the artifacts you paint.

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

Rocky’s West Side Stories


Dave Lively
Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m.

Dave Lively, Certified Interpretive Guide, presents stories of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, connecting the common threads of survival and success over the past 11,000 years. This speedy trip through history explains how the ebb and flow of passing cultures has influenced life today in this unique alpine corner of our nation.

Putting Colorado on the Map: The 1859 Gold Rush

Wes Brown
Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.
In the spring of 1858, Colorado’s Front Range area was uncharted territory, inhabited only by Native Americans. By the end of 1859, over 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range from north of Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. Wes Brown presents about Colorado’s gold rush and how this important chapter of history influenced Colorado maps of today.

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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Check out this video: 


Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.


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