Artifact Highlight: the Lions

2020-10-01T14:52:26-06:00

It is a well-known fact that Margaret Brown traveled to many places throughout the world. From New York to India, Paris to Moscow, she visited dozens of places over the course of her life, often picking up artifacts, art and inspiration along the way. One of the most striking and prominent examples of this in [...]

Artifact Highlight: the Lions2020-10-01T14:52:26-06:00

CO Artifact Highlight: Fireplace Screen

2020-08-15T11:10:58-06:00

When Historic Denver, Inc. bought the Molly Brown House in 1970, it had been emptied of Brown-owned objects and was being used as a boarding house. With restoration efforts and donations from descendants, Margaret’s renters, donors and others who had bought the objects in the house, museum curators have been able to verify and replace [...]

CO Artifact Highlight: Fireplace Screen2020-08-15T11:10:58-06:00

Readily Achievable: Historic Properties and the ADA

2020-07-30T09:36:10-06:00

Sunday, July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities “in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.”[1] The ADA added to previous disability [...]

Readily Achievable: Historic Properties and the ADA2020-07-30T09:36:10-06:00

Upstairs, Downstairs: Servants in Colorado and 1340 Pennsylvania St.

2020-07-02T15:10:49-06:00

“Servants of Mrs. Brown Poisoned”, reads a headline on page one of the May 7, 1904 edition of the Denver Times. “Five of the servants seriously ill from eating contaminated food but the family escaped any issues,” it continues. Sam Gleason, stable boy, Mary O’Fallon, cook, Annie Schleining, second girl, Sadie Johnson second girl, and [...]

Upstairs, Downstairs: Servants in Colorado and 1340 Pennsylvania St.2020-07-02T15:10:49-06:00

Halfway House in the House of Lions

2020-06-11T09:28:22-06:00

Throughout its existence, the Brown’s home, which has come to be known as the House of Lions, has had many different lives. After Margaret Brown died in 1932, the house and everything in it was sold in an estate sale. The house became apartments and, later, a boarding house. By 1952, it was under the [...]

Halfway House in the House of Lions2020-06-11T09:28:22-06:00

A Devoted and Inspirational Mother

2020-03-23T13:01:32-06:00

Johanna Collins Tobin Margaret Tobin Brown is known as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” famous heroine of the Titanic. Although she was never called Molly (the name first appeared in an obituary, written by a man who had never met her), Margaret’s story has been shaped by myth and legend. At Historic Denver’s Molly [...]

A Devoted and Inspirational Mother2020-03-23T13:01:32-06:00

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

2019-06-06T13:42:47-06:00

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
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