Stained glass, prior to restoration Like many historical houses, the Molly Brown House Museum has restored many aspects of the home to its original beauty. In 2018, Phil and Jane Watkins, of Watkins Stained Glass, restored the original stained glass on the north façade of the house. As noted in a previous blog [...]
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The life of Margaret Tobin Brown is the epitome of being defined as a full life; from the moment she was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1867, she was destined to live an unconventional life... From her first adventure west to Leadville at the age of 18, traveling to far off corners of the world [...]
Constantly faced with the question, we are taking a look back on Margaret’s legacy and attempt to answer the question, What Would Margaret Do, while looking at modern situations through the lens of Margaret. Our two previous blogs in the series looked at discrimination-both racial and religious, and the education system in America and [...]
In this installment of the “What Would Margaret Do” blog series, our focus will shift to the education system in America. We will also be taking a look at the importance, and subsequent removal, of religion within education; from the last installment we learned that religion within the confines of Margaret’s life had an extreme [...]
The institution of marriage has been a part of our history for centuries now. Our society still holds the union of two people in high esteem, celebrating the matrimonial oaths as another milestone in our lives. But in some cases, these bonds don’t always last, nor should they if one or both spouses shirk their [...]
Breaking and Entering: How Women First Joined the Police Force It isn’t a stretch to say that powerful women have, had and always will have, an effect on the men around them. This is especially so when the power dynamic within a society is so skewed in the favour of the masculine sex. Our social [...]
The Molly Brown House Museum is no stranger to dead animals- they perch atop furniture; lay upon the ground, and hangout on the dining room walls. Margaret Brown was known around Denver as a generous benefactor of the community and its inhabitants. She was the type of woman who used her voice to help the [...]
During one’s lifetime, the impact we can have on other human beings may seem small, but for our own Margaret Brown that impact was felt around the world and resonates with visitors today. For over 47 years, the Molly Brown House Museum has shared the story of this incredible woman and 2017 is no different. The [...]
The West is full of larger-than-life figures whose stories are as vast as the land they inhabited. From Annie Oakley to Calamity Jane, these women have undergone a mythic transformation through such popular culture mediums as song, stage, and film. The story of Margaret Tobin Brown is no exception. She used her wealth to transcended [...]