Astor House Museum
822 12th St., Golden, 80401
The Astor House Museum and Clear Creek
History Park in historic downtown Golden
provide a window into Colorado life in the
late 1800s. Built in 1867 when Golden was
the capital of Colorado territory, the Astor
House served as a boarding and rooming
house until 1971. Legislators, miners, and
students stayed here, and many visitors
took advantage of the home’s bathtub—one
of the first in town—at 25 cents per bath.
The 3-acre living-history park brings Colorado’s past to life, with interpretive actors
who engage visitors at an 1876 schoolhouse, a replica of a blacksmith shop, and
1870s homestead cabins.
Aurora History Museum
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, 80012; 303-739-6660
The Aurora History Museum is a commu-nity-based cultural center featuring
changing history and decorative arts
exhibits. Educational programs, tours,
workshops and family events are offered for
all ages throughout the year. The Museum
features a permanent exhibit on the history
of Aurora and two changing exhibit
galleries. Exhibits include clothing and
household items from the 1930s and a toy
collection from the 1920s.
Black American West Museum and
3091 California St.
Denver, 80205; 303-292-2566
The Black American West Museum and
Heritage Center is dedicated to collecting,
preserving and disseminating the contributions of Blacks in the Old West. The all
volunteer-run museum tells the stories of
the stories of those early Blacks who came
west and performed as miners, soldiers,
homesteaders, ranchers, blacksmiths,
schoolteachers, lawmen, and every other
profession. The museum itself is in the
home of Dr. Justina Ford, Colorado’s first
Black woman doctor! The museum has a
collection of more than 35,000 personal
artifacts, memorabilia, documents,
clothing, letters, photographs and oral
Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave.
Boulder, 80302; 303-449-3464
Located in the landmark 1899 Harbeck
Bergheim House on University Hill, the
museum collects, preserves, and presents
Boulder’s history to the community. The
museum maintains a collection of more
than 45,000 objects; conducts programs
and activities for youth and adults;
publishes a bi-annual newsletter with
historical research; and produces an
annual community event, SummerFest
Bowles House Museum
3924 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster, 80030
The Westminster Historical Society operates this 1872 homestead-turned-museum.
The Bowles House features artifacts from
the Westminster area, as well as rotating
Buffalo Bill Grave
987- 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd; Golden, 80401
The Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
memorializes the life of William F.
“Buffalo Bill” Cody and includes Western
art, firearms, and Western and Indian artifacts—including Sitting Bull’s bow and
arrows and Buffalo Bill’s show outfits.
Buffalo Bill’s grave is on the site, which
is owned and operated by the City and
County of Denver.
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