A Lady Explorer, A Traveler in Skirts

2020-09-14T11:32:09-06:00

“A lady explorer?  A traveler in skirts? The notion’s just a trifle too seraphic: Let them stay and mind the babies Or hem our ragged shirts; But they mustn’t, can’t and shan’t be geographic." Letter to the Royal Geographic Society, June 1893 Who was the Intrepid Woman Traveler? By the 19th century, a new class [...]

A Lady Explorer, A Traveler in Skirts2020-09-14T11:32:09-06:00

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

Helen Tobin Kosure Through the Eyes of Her Scrapbook

2020-06-10T10:55:35-06:00

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

Getting to Know the Browns in Their Own Words

2020-02-06T14:47:43-07:00

The Museum recently began the undertaking of compiling all of Margaret and J.J. Brown's quotes. Along the way, we asked one of our Museum Specialists to write about the project and here is what she had to say: For the past few months I have been chipping away at what feels like an insurmountable task. [...]

Getting to Know the Browns in Their Own Words2020-02-06T14:47:43-07:00

J.J. and Leadville’s Crystal Palace

2019-12-15T10:39:32-07:00

Located about two hours southwest of Denver is the town of Leadville, Colorado. Leadville holds the title of the highest elevation of a city in the United States at an impressive 10,152 feet. Established in 1877 by Horace Tabor, propelled by a silver boom, Leadville became one of the fastest growing communities in the [...]

J.J. and Leadville’s Crystal Palace2019-12-15T10:39:32-07:00
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