The Antis

2020-08-14T09:42:52-06:00

Like any progressive reform movement, the women’s suffrage movement was met with opposition from both men and women who believed that it would destroy the traditional order of the family. While many people, both men and women, were avid supporters of the movement to give women the vote, there was a very large movement against [...]

The Antis2020-08-14T09:42:52-06:00

Readily Achievable: Historic Properties and the ADA

2020-07-30T09:36:10-06:00

Sunday, July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities “in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.”[1] The ADA added to previous disability [...]

Readily Achievable: Historic Properties and the ADA2020-07-30T09:36:10-06:00

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

Halfway House in the House of Lions

2020-06-11T09:28:22-06:00

Throughout its existence, the Brown’s home, which has come to be known as the House of Lions, has had many different lives. After Margaret Brown died in 1932, the house and everything in it was sold in an estate sale. The house became apartments and, later, a boarding house. By 1952, it was under the [...]

Halfway House in the House of Lions2020-06-11T09:28:22-06:00

Margaret Brown and the Denver Women’s Press Club

2020-06-14T10:29:22-06:00

One of our wonderful volunteers recently won the Denver Women's Press Club's Unknown Writers Contest for Non-Fiction. She graciously agreed to write a guest blog for us on Margaret Brown and her involvement in the Press Club. We are happy to present it below: __________ The late 1800's marked a sea change for the women's [...]

Margaret Brown and the Denver Women’s Press Club2020-06-14T10:29:22-06:00

Dust to Dust: The Titanic Today and in the Future

2020-04-30T13:21:15-06:00

Illustration Andrea Gatti, Oceangate.com “It was just midnight as we dropped down to the water, perhaps a minute or so after. It did not seem long before there was a great sweep of water which went over us all. A great wave rose once and then fell, and we knew that the steamer was [...]

Dust to Dust: The Titanic Today and in the Future2020-04-30T13:21:15-06:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Adam, Carrie, & Bill P.

2020-04-23T20:24:24-06:00

It started small, with one person. Adam P. came to volunteer for the Molly Brown House Museum in the summer of 2018 as a Page. Pages assist our docents on tours during their summer break. Adam helped by shepherding guests through the House, answering questions, checking tickets, and helping those who needed to leave the [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Adam, Carrie, & Bill P.2020-04-23T20:24:24-06:00

A Devoted and Inspirational Mother

2020-03-23T13:01:32-06:00

Johanna Collins Tobin Margaret Tobin Brown is known as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” famous heroine of the Titanic. Although she was never called Molly (the name first appeared in an obituary, written by a man who had never met her), Margaret’s story has been shaped by myth and legend. At Historic Denver’s Molly [...]

A Devoted and Inspirational Mother2020-03-23T13:01:32-06:00

No More War, No More Plague: Denver and the Spanish Flu of 1918

2020-03-30T20:53:20-06:00

Walter Reed Hospital Flu Ward [1910-1920]. Courtesy of Library of Congress It begins with a headache and tiredness followed by a dry, hacking cough. Loss of appetite and stomach problems develop; on the second day, excessive sweating. The symptoms are so severe that it is misdiagnosed at first as cholera, typhoid and dengue. The majority [...]

No More War, No More Plague: Denver and the Spanish Flu of 19182020-03-30T20:53:20-06:00

Suffrage Abroad

2020-03-02T10:56:49-07:00

“An Iraqi woman prepares to cast her voting ballot” courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In the United States, the fight for women’s suffrage began in 1848 at a meeting in Seneca Falls, New York.[1] In 1869, Wyoming became the first territory to grant women the right to vote and in 1893, Colorado became the first state [...]

Suffrage Abroad2020-03-02T10:56:49-07:00
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