Former B-52 pilot to tell tales of the Cold War at Veterans Museum Broomfield on March 11

What was it like to be on constant alert as a B-52 bomber commander during
many of the tense years of the Cold War?
Former Veterans Museum Broomfield president and treasurer Colonel (ret.) Lew
Moir was on the front lines of that Cold War (and over Vietnam during a hot one) for
most of his 28 years on active duty. This Coffee & Conversation presentation will begin at 10am on March 11 at the Veterans Museum.

VA updates to be presented at Veterans Museum on Feb. 25

Navy veteran Tim Hutchinson, the Broomfield Veterans Service Officer, will provide his quarterly update of changes to the Veterans Administration claims process, the new appeals program, and changes resulting from Covid-19 on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

Additionally, he will discuss the new 2022 PACT (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins) Act, which is perhaps the largest health care and benefits expansion in VA history.

Tim served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway, attached to the U.S. Seventh Fleet, from July 1984 to April 1988.

The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023. The Veterans Museum Broomfield is located at 12 Garden Center, on Midway Boulevard about a quarter-mile east of Wadsworth, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 2 and Saturdays from 9 to 3. Admission is free. For more information, call the museum at (303) 460-6801.

First C & C of the year is this Saturday!

Get your 2023 started right by checking out Mike Fellows’ story of the critical role that combat engineers played in frustrating the advance of German forces during the early days of the Battle of the Bulge. 10am-11am on Saturday, January 14 at the Veterans Museum.

Get on Board for Fun with the new Toy Train Display!

From December 8th to the 22nd the Colorado Toy Train Foundation will erect its modular 3-rail O-scale (1/4″=1′, or 1/48th scale) train layout that features double loops of mainline and some triple tracked lines displaying military and holiday-themed trains from the WWII and Korean War eras at the Broomfield Veterans Museum at 12 Garden Center. 

The CTTF will operate a frequently changing, kaleidoscopic panoply of trains from the collections of its membership featuring locomotives from the historically significant era of steam power that literally built the United States as we now know it, spanning westward from the original 13 British colonies on the Atlantic Coast to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. There will be trains pulled by first generation diesel-electrics to the current crop of super performance diesels boasting many tens of thousands of horsepower to keep our nation’s economy supplied with basic raw materials and supplies of manufactured products from all over the US and other countries worldwide.

Donations for Veterans’ Christmas Gift Bags by Dec. 5th at noon

Broomfield American Legion Post 58Beth Skinner Realty, and Broomfield Veterans Support Alliance are inviting community members to help provide items for Christmas Gift Bags for local and Denver Veterans.  Items may be deposited into the Christmas decorated donation boxes at the Veterans Museum of Broomfield on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am – 2pm) and Saturdays (9am – 3pm) from Nov. 14th – Dec. 4th.  Appreciated donations include men’s socks, Christmas candies, small adult Christmas games and playing cards, gum, sugar free treats, individual packages of nuts, corn nuts, applesauce, puddings, kleenex, cheese & crackers, etc.  Please sign in at the museum and enjoy a tour as well!  On behalf of our Veterans, we thank you so much for your donations.

The Veterans Museum of Broomfield, located at 12 Garden Center, is now accepting donations to place in Christmas Stockings and Christmas Santa Bags for Veterans in our local community. Please drop off individually wrapped snack items like nuts, gum, men’s socks, cheese and crackers, etc. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10-2) and Saturdays (9-3).

Community members spread out a large flag in preparation of retiring it.

Annual Veteran’s Day event on Nov. 11 a success!

Featuring performances from the Rocky Mountain Brassworks and the Broomfield Civic Chorus, the Museum’s annual Veteran’s Day ceremony and open house was held in the Broomfield Veterans Museum’s parking lot at 12 Garden Center at 11am. This year’s speaker was retired Marine Col. Jeff Davis, who talked through the sacrifices veterans made during conflicts since World War II. We appreciate the support from the Broomfield community. Over 150 people were in attendance.