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Homeschool Days

The Molly Brown House Museum offers a variety of programs for homeschool families.

Girls Dressed in period clothing

Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days offer non-traditional students the same opportunities to come visit the museum as our more traditional school visitors. Homeschool Day programs include a specialized tour and hands-on activities.

Homeschool Days 2021

Quest for Gold!
November 10, 2020
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
Learn about life in the mining industry, the history of mining in Colorado, and how mineral wealth changed the Brown’s future forever.

Deck the Halls
December 8, 2020 and December 15, 2020
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
We’re decking the halls Victorian-style! Have you ever wondered where some of our most beloved Christmas traditions come from? Come find out as we explore what Christmas was like for a Victorian family like the Browns!

The Life of the Brown’s
February 9, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
Who was the “Unsinkable” Margaret Tobin Brown? How did the Brown’s come to live in Denver? Was she ever called Molly? Come find out the answers to these questions and more as we explore Colorado’s early history through the life of the Brown’s.

Exploration and Survival
March 9, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
Explore history from the point of view of the people who explored and survived in our state. Using primary and secondary sources, along with artifacts/replicas, explore the lives of miners, indigenous people, fur trappers, and pioneers to gain a greater understanding of what life what like in early Colorado.

Sinking of the Titanic
April 13, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
It was a night to remember, and a night that no one who survived would ever forget. But who were the people aboard the Titanic? What can the objects and documents they left behind tell us about their worlds? In this interactive program, students will become someone who sailed on the Titanic and will compare and contrast their experiences on and off the ship with the lives of other passengers and crew.

Historic Preservation
May 11, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
1340 Pennsylvania Street nearly became a parking lot until a group of historic preservationists stepped in. Learn what it took to save the house, make your own historic buildings, and see some of the other buildings in and around Capitol Hill that have withstood the test of time and urban renewal.

Servant’s Life
June 7, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
Learn what life was like for the men and women who were servants of the Brown family. We will explore the house through their eyes, see where they would have lived, and learn more about the individuals who worked in the home.

J.J.’s Story
September 14, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
We all know about Margaret “Molly” Brown, but what about her husband JJ?  Learn about JJ’s life in the mine industry, the history of mining in Colorado, and how mineral wealth changed the Brown’s future forever.

Trick or Treat?
October 12, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
During the Victorian era, the celebration of Halloween took hold in America and many of today’s customs were developed. While costumes and decoration are now different than those in “Molly” Brown’s time, the mystery and surprise of Halloween is a sentiment we still celebrate.

Game Day
November 9, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
On Thanksgiving, many families will gather around the television to watch football. What did the Browns do instead? Come play some games and learn about sports in early Denver as we gear up for family gatherings this Fall!

Deck the Halls
December 7, 2021
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30*
We’re decking the halls Victorian-style! Have you ever wondered where some of our most beloved Christmas traditions come from? Come find out as we explore what Christmas was like for a Victorian family like the Browns!

*an afternoon program will only be offered if morning programs fill.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required for all Homeschool Day programs. Admission is $10 per child, $5 per adult (one adult free). Siblings may attend for free, however, if they wish to participate in the activities and take-home components of the program they need to be registered. To register, email education@mollybrown.org or call 303-832-4092 x 20.