Welcome to Golden
Where the West Lives
Trending Searches: Community Center | Linking Lookout
The museum is seeking feedback from both adults and kids! Kids are invited to take the survey by themselves or together with parents. No personal information will be asked other than age, so this is completely anonymous.
The family labels will be used to engage family members of all ages. You'll have five to consider, but ultimately only one mascot will take over all duties guiding families through all the galleries.
Thanks for your help!
If you haven't signed your kid up for Hands-on History summer camp yet, don't wait too long - spots are filling up!
If you're unfamiliar, Hands-on History camp is a fun-filled weeklong day camp at the Clear Creek History Park for kids ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. Campers use their hands as much as their brains in Dirty Jobs or they’ll time-travel to the 1800s when they learn how to prepare biscuits on the wood stove in Pioneer Kids - and that's just two of the five different themes available over the summer. Campers participate in either full-day or half-day sessions, and there are two different themes offered each week, one each in the morning and afternoon sessions. Read about all five different themes and see the schedule of classes when each is offered at GoldenHistory.org/HOH. There you'll also find a registration link, and parent information and camp policies.
HOH’s “home base” will be inside the historic Reynolds Cabin in the Clear Creek History Park near the corner of 11th and Illinois Streets in downtown Golden. For activities, campers and instructors may also travel throughout downtown Golden and all three of Golden History Museums’ locations. There will be an average ratio of one teacher for every ten students or less.
Golden’s Public Art Commission (PAC) was recently presented with a self-initiated proposal for a major public art project on the lid (bridge structure) on 19th Street crossing over the newly constructed US 6.
The proposed project calls for the installation of a 6-foot tall limestone Golden Eagle on each of the two columns located on the east side of the lid. The idea came from stone artist William Gee. The PAC would like public input on this project before making any decisions.
You are invited to attend an upcoming PAC meeting, as of now scheduled for June 1 at 9 a.m., to voice your comments during the public comment period. PAC meetings regularly take place on the first Thursday of each month in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 911 10th St. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can email your comments to the PAC at PublicArt@cityofgolden.net. For more details on the proposed project, concept photos, or to view the proposal in its entirety, our Public Art Commission page.
The Public Art Commission (PAC) has the responsibility of promoting, selecting, acquiring and maintaining public art as part of the City’s Art in Public Places Program. Public art creates a vibrant atmosphere that contributes to the quality and cultural identity of our community. It is inspired by a variety of goals including encouraging cultural expression and inspiring a sense of civic pride.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!