Golden Museum celebrates its 40th birthday

The Golden Museum is turning 40 and Goldenites are encouraged to join in on the anniversary celebration on June 5.

The Golden Museum is turning 40 and Goldenites are encouraged to join in on the anniversary celebration on June 5.

The museum was first discussed at a meeting of the newly formed Golden and District Historical Society in 1968.

Over the next few years money was raised to fund a new building for the museum, with construction beginning in 1971. Its grand, public opening took place on June 1, 1974.

The celebration will serve as a way to show off what the museum has to offer for those who haven’t been in a while, or ever, and as a way to unveil some of the museum’s latest improvements.

“We’re renovating the outdoor exhibit building and it will be ready for this event as well,” said Colleen Palumbo, the museum’s manager.

“I’ll do some tours, and members of the historical society will be there to answer questions about some of the things in the museum.”

Guests at the anniversary will also have a chance to view some material that isn’t normally available for public viewing.

“People will be allowed to go into those areas that are normally not allowed,” Palumbo said.

“They’ll be able to peak into the storage areas and see what it is that we’re protecting and the kinds of things that we have.”

The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. and will include live music courtesy of Travis and Larry Pickering and a hamburger barbecue, while face painting will help keep the kids entertained.

 

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