|The 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.
Historic DIY Series: Patch Making
Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Historically, people repaired their own clothing before buying new. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to patch textiles and make your own fun patches.
Escape the Museum
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org