We hope you won’t mind if we enjoy the day with our families and friends.
The BVMM will be closed Thursday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Please come in Saturday and bring your out-of-town guests with you! We will have a wonderful Coffee and Conversation presentation and guided tours.
Join us for this wonderful program looking at the role of women in WWII.
Rosie the Riveter
October 5th, 7pm
Broomfield Library, Eisenhower Room
But who was the real Rosie? Was she just one woman or one of many who stood up to fill an important need and ultimately helped win the war? Instead of a lecture, a local author, Shirley Jamiel, has created a skit of Rosie the Riveter which takes a creative venue of answering the questions many have asked over the years. It is set in an imaginary interview by a recently retired television talk show host who asks, “Who are you and will the real Rosie the Riveter please stand up?”
We have a really neat event coming up in a few weeks. We are partnering with Mountain Time Media and the City and County of Broomfield Cultural Affairs Division to provide this important and inspiring film. $10-15 donations are graciously accepted at the door. Proceeds will be split between Mountain Time Media and the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum.
We had such a great time last month when the Studebaker Club came to visit! Here are some of the great cars they brought along as well as the fantastic Weasel we were excited to show the group. Thanks to Lou for letting us borrow it!
We have some very exciting news! We are in the process of creating a virtual tour for the museum’s exhibits. This is just such a fantastic use of technology and we are indebted to our Google connection, Chris! He has done a wonderful job and we are excited that a full virtual tour will be done this year. To whet your appetite, here is a preview of the first few exhibits! Click on the image below to be redirected to the google virtual tour.
Do you like vintage cars? Stop by the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum on Saturday at noon and you might just be surprised! The Denver chapter of the Studebaker Club is stopping by the museum for a tour and will likely bring many of their amazing cars (weather permitting). In honor of their visit we will also have a U.S. military Weasel on display outside the building (weather permitting). Did you know that the Studebaker company developed the Weasel under contract with the government. They were given 180 days to produce it and came up with a prototype after 60 days! Click this link for an article about the Weasel in WWII: M-29 Weasel. We are open Saturday from 9am-3pm and will have the weasel during that time but if you’re excited to see the vintage cars, stop by between 11:30am and 12:30pm!
Exciting news for the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum in 2016. We will now be open two days a week! Starting on January 14th, the museum will be open on THURSDAYS from 10am – 2pm. Of course we will still be open on Saturdays from 9am – 3pm and by appointment on other days. We look forward to our increased access to the public and are anxious for you to stop in on a Thursday! Happy New Years from al of us here at the museum, we hope that 2016 brings you and yours joy, health and peace!
Have you enjoyed our presentation series this year? We love seeing you here and enjoy learning from our presenters right along side the visitors. With the holiday season approaching, we will be on hiatus from our normal Coffee and Conversation schedule until the new year. Presentations will resume in January. Check back soon to see what we have in store for you in 2016!