Museum Programming

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Golden History Museum & Park engages and inspires visitors through preserving and sharing Golden’s history. Founded in 1938 as the Jefferson County Historical Museum, today GHM&P is a cultural campus in downtown Golden.

The Golden History Museum, in celebration of its forthcoming 80th anniversary in 2018, is embarking on a full renovation of the museum’s public spaces. The initiative called Discovery Awaits will transform the museum into a warm, welcoming and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing our past. The renovation includes new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City’s collection of historic objects. With the vision of “always something new to discover,” the renovated Golden History Museum brings the behind-the-scenes practices of object discovery and preservation to the front of the house.

The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th century mountain homestead.

Golden History Museum & Park engages and inspires visitors through preserving and sharing Golden’s history. Founded in 1938 as the Jefferson County Historical Museum, today GHM&P is a cultural campus in downtown Golden.

The Golden History Museum, in celebration of its forthcoming 80th anniversary in 2018, is embarking on a full renovation of the museum’s public spaces. The initiative called Discovery Awaits will transform the museum into a warm, welcoming and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing our past. The renovation includes new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City’s collection of historic objects. With the vision of “always something new to discover,” the renovated Golden History Museum brings the behind-the-scenes practices of object discovery and preservation to the front of the house.

The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th century mountain homestead.

Consultation has concluded
  • Adult Programs Survey Results

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    Adult Programs Survey

    Firstly, thank you to all who took the time to participate in our online survey pertaining to adult programs. Adult programs are an important part of Golden History Museum & Park because they are a wonderful way to explore new topics and to regularly connect with our community members. One of our goals this year is to increase our adult program attendance by encouraging museum members to attend for free and by gaining insight into best times and content offerings. As I began preparing our future events calendar, your survey responses were incredibly helpful. For example, nearly...

    Adult Programs Survey

    Firstly, thank you to all who took the time to participate in our online survey pertaining to adult programs. Adult programs are an important part of Golden History Museum & Park because they are a wonderful way to explore new topics and to regularly connect with our community members. One of our goals this year is to increase our adult program attendance by encouraging museum members to attend for free and by gaining insight into best times and content offerings. As I began preparing our future events calendar, your survey responses were incredibly helpful. For example, nearly 40% of respondents preferred programs to be held on “weekdays” (with almost 45% responding “no preference”).


    Additionally, many respondents prefer programs to occur in the morning between 10am-noon, with other top times showing at 2pm and 6pm. Thus, when corresponding with our potential lecturers, we often only scheduled programs to fall during these time slots.


    Finally, as for content, respondents wished to learn more about local history, minority history including Native American and women’s history, and historical architecture. Based on these responses, we were able to develop or locate experts to create programs with more engaging topics. Thank you again to all who participated in the survey and to all of our program attendees!