SPARK! Programs

SPARK! is a FREE program for people experiencing mild memory loss (early stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia), and their family, friends and guests.

SPARK! Tour for People With Memory Loss

Due to the uncertainty of these times, we are reevaluating our programs to ensure the safety of our guests.  We will reimagine these programs to meet the needs of our visitors and provide rich cultural experiences and learning for all.  Be sure to check back frequently for updates. 

SPARK! programs feature interactive experiences in a welcoming environment. Trained educators and guides engage participants in lively discussions, art-making, social engagement, and other hands-on multi-sensory activities. Programs spark the minds of participants with conversation, creativity and engagement.

SPARK! programs at the Molly Brown House Museum take place from 1:30-3:30 on the following dates:

January 27—A-Tisket, A-Tasket
“I wrote a letter to my love…” Join us as we take a look back at the origins and history of Valentines in the United States. Learn the symbolism and meaning behind many of the images on Victorian cards and make your own to take home.

March 16—Suffrage Centennial
It’s hard to imagine a time when women didn’t have the right to vote, but it actually wasn’t that long ago. In 2020, the United States marks the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. We’ll take a look at how Margaret was involved in it all!

May 4—Cripes!
Many people think that the Victorians were prim and proper, but that was not was always the case. Victorians had some colorful language. Join us as we explore some of

September 28—Where in the World is Margaret?
Join us for a trip around the world as we explore the sights, sounds, and smells of some of the places the Brown’s traveled on their journeys.

November 16—Victorian Thanksgiving Traditions
How many of our Thanksgiving traditions were also Victorian traditions?  Come learn about how families like the Brown’s celebrated Thanksgiving, and relive some of the sights and smells of your own Thanksgivings.

Tour and admission to the museum are free for registered participants. Space is limited. Light refreshments provided. To register, please contact access@mollybrown.org, or call 303-832-4092 x 17.

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