FRCC’s Third Annual History Conference

The Veterans Museum participation at the Front Range Community College’s Third Annual History Conference consisted of a table display in the main portion of the library, and Bob Moulder’s presentation, “Civil War in the West.” David Jamiel had been scheduled to do a talk as well, but was a bit under the weather. Instead, he and Shirley set up their Mormon Battalion display on an adjacent table and engaged people throughout the day. Bob’s presentation went very well, and David and Shirley were very busy most of the day talking with interested visitors at the table.

The intent of the conference in general was to engage the History Department students and encourage their participation, and also invite outside community organizations, like ourselves, and other educational related companies.

Red Rocks Community College Celebrates WWI

We had a wonderful time last Thursday joining Red Rocks Community College for their annual event celebrating WWI.  Our representatives chatted with students, professors and the public.  We demonstrated our research resources and encouraged everyone to visit the museum!

Veteran’s Museum trivia team comes in third place at recent Brain bowl

Friday night, February 24, Broomfield Veteran’s Memorial Museum participated in the Broomfield Crossing Rotary “Broomfield Brain Trust” trivia contest. GI Joes and Jane (made-up of six members) competed against 16 teams through eight rounds of trivia featuring 10 questions per round. Subjects included the national parks, animal kingdom, inventions, toys and games, and Colorado sports. Although GI Joes and Jane placed third, the end result was nevertheless fun and rewarding. Refer to the March 5, Broomfield Enterprise issue for the full article on the Brain Bowl.

First Member Event

Its not too late to become a member before our first ever Member Event.  We will be giving members a sneak peek of our newest exhibit which is the first in a series of exhibits focused on deceased veteran parents and grandparents.  The exhibit is entitled Veteran Forefathers and is a joint project between the museum and the descendants of Veterans.  We hope you stop by the museum to see it!

Interested in becoming a member?  Check out the HOW TO GIVE page to sign up now!

The Member Event is March 10th at the museum from 6-7:30pm which light refreshments provided.  Its a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know other members and the Board of Directors.

Join the Team!

We are in search of some dedicated volunteers to help further the museum’s mission!  If you have interest in the following categories or are looking for a dynamic group of which to be a part, please contact the museum.

  • Membership program assistant
  • Docent
  • Grant writing

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?”