The House Museum
Our guided tour features a walk-through of the house, including three floors and 16 rooms. You’ll walk into the elaborate golden entryway designed to impress the Browns’ guests, view the library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, experience the Browns’ private sitting area and bedrooms, and glimpse the living and working quarters of their servants. The museum’s collections include furniture, clothing, accessories, artwork, and more from the life and times of Mrs. Brown. For more information on the museum’s collections, please visit our Collections Page.
Photo Credit: Tom McClure Photography
James Joseph Brown & the Peoples’ Quest for Gold – coming in 2018!
Visit our new Natural Resources Center to learn more about the man of the house, James Joseph Brown. Explore the mining endeavors that made the Browns millionaires and changed the course of history in Leadville. Discover how the quest for mineral wealth impacted the people of Colorado and transformed Denver into a growing cultural metropolis as a gateway to the gold fields.
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“Culture Knows No Boundaries”
May 18th – August 18th
After performing the roles of Sarah Bernhardt, Margaret Brown stated in a Paris newspaper, “I recall, too, that some people smirked when I brought home ancient statuary from Egypt and decorated up a few acres of the Rocky Mountains for my home, but I am sure that those who know the place will agree that culture knows no boundaries and that fine arts are international.”
This summer we are celebrating Mrs. Brown in the arts through a new exhibit. We will showcase the art Mrs. Brown brought back from her travels to decorate her Denver home. We will go to Hollywood with son Larry’s career in the early film industry. And we will shine a spotlight on the remarkable artistic talents of Mrs. Brown, daughter Helen and her nieces Grace, Helen, and Florence! Click here for more information.
Pop-Up Mining Exhibit
May 1st – December 1st
This mining exhibit was curated by the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs! You’ll see unique personal items and tools used by miners, assayer’s business documents, ore specimens and more. You’ll get a sense of what work was like in the Colorado mines and how mined ore was valued in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at Colorado’s mining history in our upcoming permanent mining exhibit, James Joseph Brown & the Peoples’ Quest for Gold!
Photo Credit: Denver Public Library