Coffee and Conversation with Gary Kling

2nd and 4th Saturdays – 10 a.m.

The Broomfield Veterans Museum invites you to join us for Coffee and Conversation, where you can enjoy coffee, donuts, networking and a great presentation by a veteran or historian. In an informal setting, our Coffee and Conversation events provide museum visitors with an opportunity to listen to the stories of service and sacrifice, ask questions of our speakers and other veterans, see short videos and discuss the broader context of their experiences. Coffee and Conversation events in 2022 begin at 10 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month.

Watch the Livestream

The museum is open and hosting Coffee and Conversation events in a safe and socially distanced manner. However, if you prefer to watch from home, we invite you to tune in via our YouTube livestream.

Upcoming Presentations 

9 July –  RT Stokes served 8 years in the US Navy Submarine Service as a missile technician (MT1, Strategic Weapons Supervisor). He was recognized as breaking the record for submarine warfare qualifications in the first of his five strategic patrols, recognized as the top instructor of the Trident Training Facility in Kings Bay for two consecutive years, and also served in the position as the Master Training Specialist Program Director.

16 July – SPECIAL EVENT AT THE BROOMFIELD AUDITORIUM; 10am – 1pm—World War II Symposium. Hear from a variety of well-known speakers, reenactors, and politicians as we honor veterans and explore the history and meaning of World War II. 

23 July – Terry Barnhardt will share the story of his father, Robert Barnhardt, who served with the 9th Infantry Division in Europe during WW2.  His father joined the division in January 1945, near Schmidt, Germany.  His unit was the first complete division to cross the Luddendorf Bridge on March 8th.  He later participated in the battle for Oberkirchen and marched across Germany to meet the Russians on the Elbe River in May 1945

13 August – Glenn Krumel was a Naval Academy graduate and served 20 years as a naval aviator.  He was an A-6 Intruder Attack aircraft pilot aboard both the USS John F Kennedy, the USS Midway and USS Eisenhower aircraft carriers.  These deployments supported the Marines in Lebanon in the early 1980’s and much ;later support for Operation Desert Storm.

27 August – Darrel Behrendsen  served in the US Navy from 1949 – 1954.  He will tell of his assignment as helmsman on the destroyer USS John W. Weeks (DD-701) in 1950, when his ship rescued the crew from the sinking cargo ship, “Flying Enterprise.”


Coffee and Conversation Archive

You can check out recordings of our past Coffee and Conversation presentations online through our museum’s YouTube channel. To view the full list of videos with their associated links, please click on this link: Coffee and Conversation Digital Guide

We’d love to hear from you! Please share any feedback with us about these videos at We’d also love to hear any suggestions you have for topics and speakers.