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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 (D&I). The C&S provided standard rail service while the D&I was an electric commuter line between Denver and Boulder. The D&I was known as the "Kite Route" because its 51-mile route resembled a kite on a string.

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.

 Broomfield Depot Museum History Talks
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Railroad Historian Dr. H. Roger Grant
A specialist in U.S. history and especially the Populist-Progressive era, Dr. H. Roger Grant is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on transportation history and American railroads. He is on the faculty of Clemson University and currently serves as the president of the Lexington Group, an international non-profit educational organization that concentrates on all aspects of transportation history, particularly railroads. Click here for more information about Dr. Grant.

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LIVING IN DEPOT:
A Community’s Front Door

Thursday, June 25, 1 p.m.
Tickets: $7

livingindepot.brownpapertickets.com or 720.887.2371
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road



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INTERURBAN RAILROADS:
The Electric Way
Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10

interurbans.brownpapertickets.com or 720.887.2371
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road



All proceeds from the lectures will be used for the Broomfield Depot Museum Restoration Project.

The Broomfield Train Depot  was built in 1909 to jointly serve the Colorado & Southern Railway and the Denver & Interurban Railroad— an electric commuter rail service. The historic building is an example of a live in depot, a depot that included housing for a station agent and his family in addition to providing ticketing and waiting areas for passengers and freight operations.


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

 


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To learn more about the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends’ monthly “Local History Comes Alive “speaker series click here www.BroomfieldDepotFriends.org


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Like the Depot on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroomfieldDepotMuseum


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Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator
Ph: 303.460.6824
jainlay-conley@broomfield.org

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO
Map & directions

Mailing address:
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020

Hours

Saturdays
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission is free!

To schedule a tour for groups
of 8 or more, please call
303.460.6824.  


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