Join us from 9-11am the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month for an informal presentation about a military conflict, branch or event.  Come early to enjoy light refreshments.

Upcoming Presentations

If you or someone you know is interested in presenting for a Coffee & Conversation, please contact: Mike Fellows ( or Ed Miccio (

May 28 – Memorial Day Ceremony and Picnic

Join us on Memorial Day for a special ceremony, live music and patriotic picnic as we remember our veterans who laid down their lives defending our freedom. The ceremony will be held at Broomfield County Commons Park beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28.

June 9 – Sgt. Gregory “Scott” Ruske 

Scott Ruske is a 1998 graduate of Liberty High School in Colorado Springs. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2005. Sgt. Ruske is only the fourth Army Reserve soldier to earn the Silver Star Medal for heroic service in the global war on terror. He was recognized for exceptional heroic actions when his platoon was attacked by heavy fire from enemy forces in the village of Afghanya, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, on April 21, 2008. At the time of his deployment, Sgt. Ruske was assigned to 3rd Platoon, A Company, Task Force Gladiator, Combined Task Force 101.

June 23 – Joanna Sprtel Walters

Joanna is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. She was a Division I swimmer for Navy and swam three of her four years at the Academy. Upon graduation, she went on to become one of the first women serving aboard combatants as a Surface Warfare Officer. She served aboard the USS PAUL F FOSTER and the USS LA MOURE COUNTY and finished her career in the Navy at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes while getting her MBA from DePaul University. Joanna is an accomplished author, and her book, “Girl at Sea” speaks to the stories of courage, strength, and growth from one of the first women to serve aboard U.S. Navy warships.

July 14 – Bob Mallin, M.D.

Dr. Mallin is a Vietnam veteran who served as the squadron surgeon for the 1/10th Calvary (known as the Buffalo Soldiers). He is a retired surgeon who practiced in Achorage, Alaska, and retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also volunteered at Pecos National Park, the site of the battle of Glorieta Pass during the New Mexico Civil War campaign. His presentation will be a survey of medical and surgical practices during the American Civil War. Dr. Mallin will be in the uniform of a regimental surgeon.

July 28 – Jim Newell

Jim was a missile launch officer in both the Minuteman III ICBM system and in the Ground Launched Cruise Missile (Tomahawk) system in Germany during the Cold War in the 1980s. After commissioning and completing ICBM training in 1981, he was sent to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he completed 197 alerts in the underground launch control centers scattered throughout central North Dakota. During his four-year tour, he progressed from a deputy to a crew commander and served on crew  in the Alternate Command Post in 1985. He was then assigned to HQ Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, where he worked in space training requirements for four years. Jim retired there as a major in 2001.

See our Renovated Space

While you are here at the museum, please take time to see how we have improved and updated our exhibits and displays, many using technology that has greatly enhanced the visitor’s museum experience.

Museum hours are Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We are also open by appointment during the week, for group tours by calling 303-460-6801.