Friends of Broomfield History
Non Profit Organization
You’re in. You’re appreciated. You’re connected. That’s why the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends invites you to be our friend and connect with this landmark railroad depot that helped shape Broomfield’s history.
Broomfield Depot Museum Friends is a Membership based nonprofit organization that supports the Broomfield Depot Museum through advocacy, fund-raising and by increasing public awareness.
By becoming a Broomfield Depot Museum Friend, you will help to support:
•Keeping the museum open to the public
•Museum tours for schools, scouts and other interested groups
•Special programs like “Escape the Museum” and “CrashFest”
•Telling the story of Broomfield
•Members only events
•Annual speaker series “We Are Broomfield”
The mission of the Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.
Museum with flowers 2015 9 4 (2)
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.
Today, the museum has over 8,000 unique artifacts and archival items