Serve and Protect: Margaret Brown’s Ushabti

2022-04-19T09:41:27-06:00

Picture this: you are an archeologist exploring an ancient tomb in Egypt. You are navigating dark tunnels painted with inscriptions of Gods and the afterlife, until suddenly, you find yourself in the heart of the pyramid itself. The tomb of a long-forgotten elite of the Egyptian world. How do you know that you have found [...]

Serve and Protect: Margaret Brown’s Ushabti2022-04-19T09:41:27-06:00

From Ground Floor to Grandeur

2022-03-16T10:43:41-06:00

Simply visiting the Molly Brown House Museum is one way you can learn about Margaret "Molly" Brown's incredible life, however, to gain a deeper understanding of how she lived and even what she held dear, you can view her private collections, The Brown Family Collection, online on the museum website. Looking into Margaret’s life, she [...]

From Ground Floor to Grandeur2022-03-16T10:43:41-06:00

Restoration of the Stained Glass at the Molly Brown House Museum

2021-12-21T15:41:34-07:00

Stained glass, prior to restoration Like many historical houses, the Molly Brown House Museum has restored many aspects of the home to its original beauty. In 2018, Phil and Jane Watkins, of Watkins Stained Glass, restored the original stained glass on the north façade of the house. As noted in a previous blog [...]

Restoration of the Stained Glass at the Molly Brown House Museum2021-12-21T15:41:34-07:00

Ask a Curator (and more!)

2021-10-31T16:23:32-06:00

Everyone who comes to the museum undoubtedly has their favorite room, favorite picture, or favorite artifact.  But what about the staff? We challenged our curator to answer this for Ask a Curator Day. We decided that our curator shouldn't be the only one who got in on the fun, so we asked several members of [...]

Ask a Curator (and more!)2021-10-31T16:23:32-06:00

The Collection That Made Us: Historic Denver, Inc. Restoration of the Molly Brown House Museum

2021-07-05T13:58:45-06:00

In 1932, after Margaret Brown’s death and during the Great Depression, what we know today as the ‘Molly Brown House Museum’ was sold to a private buyer. Throughout the years, various owners altered the house dramatically, including creating twelve separate rooms for renters and redesigning the appearance of the house to reflect modern styles.  In [...]

The Collection That Made Us: Historic Denver, Inc. Restoration of the Molly Brown House Museum2021-07-05T13:58:45-06:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Wanda S.

2021-06-27T15:39:50-06:00

Wanda S., museum volunteer since 2008 When you meet Wanda, our spotlight volunteer, you will immediately be taken in by her warm personality and gracious manner. A volunteer with the Museum for almost 13 years, Wanda and her husband moved to Colorado to retire after time spent in Houston and their native Minnesota. [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Wanda S.2021-06-27T15:39:50-06:00

Volunteering in America

2021-06-27T15:53:35-06:00

Volunteering in America has a history almost as long as our country. Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with starting the trend by instituting a volunteer firehouse in Philadelphia in 1736. But volunteering likely predated him since people who cite Franklin’s gusto for communal fire fighting clubs say that he likely got the idea from similar organizations he [...]

Volunteering in America2021-06-27T15:53:35-06:00

Margaret’s Christmases Through the Years

2020-12-27T15:30:16-07:00

Christmas in Hannibal, Missouri-Margaret’s Childhood Margaret Tobin (later Brown) celebrated her very first Christmas in Hannibal, Missouri. She was born in 1867, just after the Civil War, to hard working Irish immigrants John and Johanna Tobin. When Margaret was three years old, Christmas became a United States holiday. Christmas trees became popular in England and [...]

Margaret’s Christmases Through the Years2020-12-27T15:30:16-07:00

Margaret’s Mon Etui

2020-12-16T14:47:01-07:00

While the Molly Brown House Museum, aka the House of Lions at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue in Denver, is undeniably the most famous residence of Margaret Brown, this was not the only house which she spent her time in. After she separated from J.J. in 1909, Margaret not only traveled even more than she had before, [...]

Margaret’s Mon Etui2020-12-16T14:47:01-07:00

Historically Grand: Historic Denver Turns 50

2020-12-10T10:12:40-07:00

Fifty years ago, on December 11th, 1970, a non-profit officially incorporated as Historic Denver, Inc.  Concerned citizens had watched the demolition of several iconic Denver buildings in years prior, so this group banded together and started with saving 1340 Pennsylvania Street.  Designed by William Lang and occupied by Titanic survivor and social activist Margaret Tobin [...]

Historically Grand: Historic Denver Turns 502020-12-10T10:12:40-07:00
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