It was no secret that Margaret Brown loved France, especially Paris. By 1903, Margaret was fluent in French; she spent a lot of time visiting there and even had an apartment within the city for a time. While we know that she spent a lot of time in Paris, at what time of the year [...]
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For this month’s blog post, part 2, we have decided to highlight two more of our docents who truly bring the story of Margaret Brown to life. These docents have been with us for over 20 years combined. Meet Annie: Annie on our front porch 1.How long have you been a docent? I [...]
For this month's blog post, we have decided to highlight a few of our docents who truly bring the story of Margaret Brown to life. These docents have been with us for over 20 years combined. Meet Phill: Phill and his wife Sue 1. How long have you been a docent? Sometime in February [...]
When the Brown family discovered their fortune from the Little Johnnie gold mine in Leadville, Colorado, they celebrated their newfound wealth by taking a trip around the United States. On their vacation, they stopped in Chicago to enjoy the Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair, celebrated the 400th anniversary [...]
This summer, the Molly Brown House Museum will be presenting a much awaited for exhibit that takes an in-depth look at how the myth of Molly Brown was created. So much of what we think we know about Margaret Brown comes from the larger-than-life stories that were created after her death. Those stories in turn [...]
Irish immigrants came to the United States in droves during the Irish Potato Famine (1845-1852) seeking a better life. Once they reached America however, they were met with discrimination and back breaking labor. Faced with the challenges of discrimination, the Irish fought hard to work their way up the socioeconomic ladder in America. The first-generation [...]
Denver is a storied place. Beginning with the Native Americans to the Gold Rush to modern times, Denver’s history is explored in the newly published third and fourth grade book, Discovering Denver: Brick by Brick. The idea for Discovering Denver: Brick by Brick was first brought to Historic Denver Inc. and the Molly Brown House [...]
Do you every wonder why there is a coffeehouse on every corner in America and not a teahouse? America’s love/hate relationship with tea dates back to before America was even America. In the 1700s, tea was the preferred hot beverage. Even though it was the Dutch that first introduced the beverage to the New World, [...]
For 100 years, the Titanic has been 12,000 feet deep on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, near the shores of Newfoundland. It wasn’t until 1985 when a joint expedition between a French expedition team and the United States Navy, led by Dr. Robert Ballard, found the Titanic. Since then, the debate has raged about [...]
The following information was taken from Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters, by Violet Jessop. Sheridan House Inc., New York 1997) Travel was a huge part of the lives of most wealthy Victorian families. While at sea, they expected a high level of service. Life for [...]