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Who Brings Our Gifts?


In the United States, Europe, and many other parts of the globe, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, and Father Christmas bring gifts to all the good children on Christmas Eve. The book, T’was Night Before Christmas, was written by Clement Clark Moore in 1823. This was the first time St. Nick appeared in America in a [...]

Who Brings Our Gifts?2019-12-15T11:20:15-07:00

J.J. and Leadville’s Crystal Palace


Located about two hours southwest of Denver is the town of Leadville, Colorado. Leadville holds the title of the highest elevation of a city in the United States at an impressive 10,152 feet. Established in 1877 by Horace Tabor, propelled by a silver boom, Leadville became one of the fastest growing communities in the [...]

J.J. and Leadville’s Crystal Palace2019-12-15T10:39:32-07:00

Denver’s Hop Alley and Chinatown


Denver’s Chinatown was located in LoDo, near today’s Ballpark, and was derogatorily called “Hop Alley”. Today, nothing remains of Denver’s Chinatown other than a commemorative plaque near Blake and 20th. The boundaries of Denver’s old Chinatown were approximately 15th to 20th and from Market to Wazee. Denver’s Chinatown was the largest in the Rocky Mountain [...]

Denver’s Hop Alley and Chinatown2019-11-24T16:22:40-07:00

The Browns’ Summer Escape


Just 10 miles southwest of the Molly Brown House Museum, at Wadsworth and Yale, is the Browns’ summer retreat, built by J. J. Brown in 1897. The Molly Brown Summer House, which the Browns dubbed “Avoca Lodge,” was a peaceful getaway for Margaret and J. J. to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. [...]

The Browns’ Summer Escape2019-08-28T13:56:31-06:00

Irish Diaspora and Colorado


For the second year in a row, the Molly Brown House Museum is hosting a summer intern from Ireland, through Project Children. With that, we thought we'd explore a little bit of the history of the Irish in Colorado!   In the summer of 1845, the late blight fungus completely decimated the potato crop, which [...]

Irish Diaspora and Colorado2019-07-08T11:18:38-06:00

A Two Year Interlude: When the Governor of Colorado Lived at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue


For our current exhibit, “Everyone but the Browns - Through the Years at 1340 Pennsylvania St,” we are revealing some of the untold stories about the other occupants of the house. We know that the Browns occupied the house fulltime from 1894-1910. After 1910, the Browns lived elsewhere across the country and traveled abroad, and [...]

A Two Year Interlude: When the Governor of Colorado Lived at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue2019-06-06T13:42:47-06:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Frank V.


At the Molly Brown House Museum we have more than 100 active volunteers who help by conducting our guests on tours through the Museum, working with school groups, assisting at events and sorting through our archives. It is not an exaggeration to say that we could not open our doors on a daily basis without [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Frank V.2019-05-13T15:38:18-06:00

The Language of Flirtation


In Henry J. Wheman’s how-to guide The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained, advice on various activities are presented for men and women alike such as “Pet names,” “Wooing,” “How a lady should manage her Beau to make him propose Marriage,” “Twenty Ways of Popping the Question,” “The Etiquette of Engagement,” “General Remarks to [...]

The Language of Flirtation2019-05-13T15:35:32-06:00