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. [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]