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 2023 begin at 10 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month. Coffee and Conversation with Gary Kling

Watch the Livestream

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

Upcoming Presentations 

20 January – Richard Hogue arrived in Vietnam in July 1969. He was assigned as a young
infantryman to the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He wrote of his experiences
in his book, “A Soldier’s Story: Forever Changed.”

10 February MOVED TO FEBRUARY 17 due to WEATHER. See below.

17 February – Terre Deegan-Young, raised in a suburb of Chicago, was hired by the Red Cross shortly after her college graduation. Terre served as a Recreation Specialist for the Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas (SRAO) program and left for Vietnam in 1970.  Terre and the other Recreation Specialists, nicknamed “Donut Dollies,” created programs to bring cheer and a touch of home to the many young soldiers deployed in scattered firebases. Among her locations in Vietnam included the Americal Division (Chu Lai), 1st Cav Division (Bien Hoa) and the 101st Airborne Division (Camp Eagle).

24 February – Prof. Gerry Hudson specializes in Russian security issues and American Russian
relations. During his career he made approximately two dozen separate trips to the Soviet
Union and Russia. He will talk about the current situation in the Ukraine and how its future
may affect both Europe, NATO and the United States.

9 March – Chris Juergens is Head of Curatorial Services at History Colorado and the Anschutz
Curator of Military History. Chris will give a special talk from his PhD research of the role of
Hessian Soldiers in the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. As a prelude he will also give a
brief overview of the History Colorado Military Collection.

23 March – Joe McGowan served with the Associated Press for many years around the world. He will
talk about his experiences and his book, “From Fidel Castro to Mother Teresa.” He will be joined
by Babette Andre, who is a laureate in the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame.

13 April – Flint Whitlock will give a special presentation about the Nazi massacre of over 600 men, women and children of the French town, Oradour sur Glane. Flint is an award-winning author and military historian. He is a former US Army officer who served on active duty from 1965 to 1970, including a tour in Vietnam. Flint is a BVM board member and member of the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame.

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