Special Exhibit

Visit the museum soon to see a special exhibit about a Pearl Harbor Survivor, Albert “Pete” Peterson.  He was on the U.S.S. West Virginia and lived to tell his heroic story.  His daughter now honors him through this display showing his time in Hawaii and his life afterward.  We put the exhibit up for Dec 7th and will be taking it down next month, come see it before its gone!

Closed for Thanksgiving Day

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.

Open Saturday, regular hours, 9am-3pm.

Upcoming Program about Rosie the Riveter

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?”

Successful Memorial Day Commemoration

We had a great turnout yesterday for the Broomfield Memorial Day Commemoration.  Thanks to those that came and showed support for the museum, the Armed Forces and those that did not return.

ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD

April 20th, 7pm – Broomfield Auditorium

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.

Check out Mountain Time Media‘s website for more information about the project.  See the ACRONYM flyer here for details!

 

 

Follow up on Studebaker Visit

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!

Virtual Tour

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. Google Virtual Tour

Studebaker!

http://www.transportation.army.mil/museum/transportation%20museum/weasel.htm
U.S. Army Transportation Museum

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!

For more information on the Studebaker Club: https://www.facebook.com/Conestoga-Chapter-Studebaker-Drivers-Club-187583001380154/

 

 

Happy New Years!

Business-Open-SignExciting 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!

Dec 12th Open Hours Shortened

Just a heads up that our hours this Saturday, Dec 12th are shortened to 12-3pm.  We are busy trying to prepare for 2016!

Thanks for your understanding.