Boulder History Museum
This museum will soon become The Museum of Boulder instead of the Boulder History Museum. To schedule a visit to the current location, please call ahead. In 2013 the Masonic Lodge building at Broadway and Pine and once their funding goals are met will make the transition. As of the creation of this book they have met 6 million dollars of their 11-million-dollar goal. The museum is focused on providing engaging exhibits that are educational. The museum offers programs and events that are held at the downtown location at 2205 Broadway.
In its current location, the Native American exhibits are excellent in that they illustrate the struggle these people had as the West became ‘developed’ by settlers. Chief Niwot and the Sand Creek Massacre both are covered in great detail, in addition to being able to hear their language spoken with recordings from the 1800’s.
Some of these exhibits are rotating, so be sure to check in yearly.
The second floor covers the history of Boulder. It is a great introduction and provides a good contrast from what Boulder is today. Topics include mining, schools and businesses.
Their location will be changing, check their website for details.