Watkins Stained Glass and the Molly Brown House Museum


The Molly Brown House Museum is home to many beautiful pieces of history that display a picture of life for the Brown family in the late 1800s. One original and extraordinary piece in the home are the stained glass windows on the north façade. While we are unsure of the exact original installation date of [...]

Watkins Stained Glass and the Molly Brown House Museum2021-06-27T16:40:41-06:00

A Model Citizenship: Doing Our Part in 1918 and in 2020


Armistice Day, 1918. Courtesy of Denver Public Library 102 years ago, a powerful strain of the flu swept the globe, infecting one third of the world’s population. Despite being called the Spanish Flu, is believed to have begun at US Army Camp Funston in Kansas earlier in 1918, and spread across the world via troop [...]

A Model Citizenship: Doing Our Part in 1918 and in 20202020-12-02T16:03:18-07:00

Readily Achievable: Historic Properties and the ADA


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

The History Behind Historic Denver


Early Aerial of Denver, courtesy of Denver Public Library “A people’s memory is called history; and as a man without a memory, so a people without a history cannot grow wiser, better”. – Isaac Leib Peretz (Polish Author & Playwright) What exactly is historic preservation?  In these polarizing times, the term has almost taken on [...]

The History Behind Historic Denver2020-06-24T16:03:45-06:00

Helen Tobin Kosure Through the Eyes of Her Scrapbook


When asked what kind of Senator she would make, Margaret Brown dealt a “crushing blow to the anti-suffragists who solemnly maintain that the vote will break up homes and spoil women as wives and mothers” when she proclaimed herself a mother of fourteen. She explained that she not only mothered her own children, but twelve [...]

Helen Tobin Kosure Through the Eyes of Her Scrapbook2020-06-10T10:55:35-06:00

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 Chinatown2021-07-07T10:43:58-06:00

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

Margaret’s World in 1932


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 [...]

Margaret’s World in 19322017-12-20T15:48:13-07:00

What Would Margaret Do-Women’s Rights


  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 [...]

What Would Margaret Do-Women’s Rights2017-12-11T14:07:29-07:00
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