With the Right Hat, Nothing Else Matters
- Clear Creek History Park, Golden CO
Join the time-honored tradition of Tea Time at the Astor House with lunch, dessert, and of course, tea, presented by servers in Victorian dress. Celebrate Women’s History Month with Lynne Lawlor’s fascinating performance of “Soldiers with a Secret.” In this first-person costumed presentation, learn about the women soldiers throughout history who have fought dressed as men, with an emphasis on the Civil War: who they were, why they did it, and how they managed a soldier’s life in disguise. Call 303-278-3557 for any questions.
Lunch at 11:30am, $25 Non-Members. $23 Members.
Just Desserts at 3:00pm, $15 Non-Members. $13 Members
Golden History Museums offers visitors fun, participatory experiences about the exciting history of this dynamic town.
The Astor House Museum, a former hotel and boarding house, offers a glimpse of life at the frenetic turn of the 20th century when Golden was a bustling supply town and trade center. Establishments like the Astor House were an important fixture in Golden where transients and passers-through outnumbered residents nearly four to one.
Clear Creek History Park recreates 1880s life on a ranch in nearby Golden Gate Canyon. Visitors can immerse themselves in pioneer life by helping tend our garden, lending a hand with chores, participating in a school lesson, and caring for our farm animals.
The Golden History Center features a variety of changing exhibits about Golden’s past. It also boasts one of the finest collections of Coors Porcelain in the country, fun Jolly Rancher memorabilia, and a wealth of artifacts that tell the story of our city from its founding to present day.
We encourage you to explore and enjoy each of our venues. You’ll find that GHM offers something for everyone in your family and is a place you can visit and share with your friends and family time and again.