Access Programs 2018-11-19T09:28:59+00:00

Access Programs

Sensory-Friendly Mornings

We know that the guided tour format doesn’t always work for individuals on the autism spectrum. The Molly Brown House Museum invites families and individuals on the spectrum to join us for a self-guided experience, followed by hands-on activities.

Sensory-Friendly Mornings take place from 10-11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Jan. 13, 2019

April 7, 2019

July 14, 2019

Oct. 6, 2019

This program is included in general admission, but space is limited.  To make a reservation, please send email to access@mollybrown.org with your preferred date.

SPARK! Tour for People With Memory Loss

SPARK! is a FREE program for people experiencing mild memory loss (early stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia), and their family, friends and guests. SPARK! programs feature interactive experiences in a welcoming environment. Trained educators and guides engage participants in lively discussions, art-making, social engagement, and other hands-on multi-sensory activities. Programs spark the minds of participants with conversation, creativity and engagement.

SPARK! programs at the Molly Brown House Museum take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

2018:

Dec. 17 — Victorian Christmas Traditions

How did the Browns spend Christmas? Join us as we explore some of the Christmas traditions celebrated by the Browns and other Victorians in this special holiday program.

2019:

Feb. 11 — A-Tisket, A-Tasket

“I wrote a letter to my love…” Join us as we take a look back at the origins and history of Valentine’s Day in the United States. Learn the symbolism and meaning behind many of the images on Victorian cards, and make your own to take home.

March 18 — The Language of Flowers

The Victorians had many secret languages, and flowers were no exception. Want to tell your love you’re true? Give them a violet. Join us as we step into spring and smell, touch and even taste our way through the Victorian language of flowers.

Sept. 30 — The Wild West

What was Colorado like when the Browns first arrived (J.J. in 1880; Margaret in 1886)? Join us for an exciting look at what Colorado and Denver were like in the late 19th century.

Dec. 16 — Down the Chimney With Old St. Nick

Children all over the world look forward to the winter holidays because it means toys, candy and sweets. But did it mean the same thing to the Brown children? In this program, we will explore traditional holiday gifts from when Mrs. Brown was a child in the 1860s, as well as 100 years later. 

Tour and general admission to the museum are free for registered participants. Space is limited. Light refreshments provided. Topics change each month. To register, please contact access@mollybrown.org, or call 303-832-4092, ext. 17. Meet in the courtyard between the Carriage House and main building.

FREE Family SPARK!

Family SPARK! programs are designed with the whole family in mind; not just caregivers and individuals with dementia. Topics change each time, just like our regular SPARK! programs. Family SPARK! programs at the Molly Brown House Museum take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

April 28, 2019 — Growing Up at 1340 Pennsylvania

The Molly Brown House Museum wasn’t just home to the “unsinkable” Margaret Tobin Brown; the house was also home to her children and many others who lived in it through the years. Learn about some of the children growing up in the house and their memories of what life was like in the House of Lions.

Nov. 17, 2019 — Game Day

On Thanksgiving, many families will gather around the television to watch football. What did the Browns do instead? Come play some games and learn about sports in early Denver as we gear up for family gatherings this fall!

Tour and general admission to the museum are free for registered participants. Space is limited. Light refreshments provided. To register, please contact access@mollybrown.org, or call 303-832-4092, ext. 17.  Meet in the courtyard between the Carriage House and main building.