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 2021 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 Events

26 JuneTheresa Smith will tell the story of the history and reconstruction of Bent’s Old Fort, by her father’s construction company. Bent’s Old Fort is an 1833 fort located in Otero County in southeastern Colorado. The area of the fort was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 19, 1960. The fort was reconstructed and is open to the public.

10 July – Bill Frueth will give a special talk commemorating the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg by discussing the pivotal role of the Confederate and Union cavalry in this battle.

24 July – TBD!

14 August – David Barrett is a professional historian and author. His presentation will focus on four principal topics in the last year of World War II: unconditional surrender, the escalation of the war, the Japanese wartime government, and finally, the key decisions made by the leaders in both Japan and the United States during the final months of the war, including the impending invasion of the Japanese home islands.

28 August – Mike Ebbing served with the White House Communications agency during the Nixon administration. One of his duties was switchboard operator at Camp David. Additionally, he traveled worldwide to insure the President could stay in contact with critical staff and military leadership.

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 marketing@broomfieldveterans.org. We’d also love to hear any suggestions you have for topics and speakers.