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 

22 October – Heather Gardner served as a Korean Linguist and Computer Systems Operator in the Air Force from 1997-2001. Her trainings were facilitated at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Her primary station was with the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, MD for the duration of her career.

12 November – Marv Truhe served as a US Navy JAG officer and military Judge during the Vietnam War. In October 1972, simmering racial tensions sparked several hours of violent confrontations aboard the attack carrier, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), while it was engaged in air strike operations off the coast of North Vietnam. He defended six of the USS Kitty Hawk defendants at their special courts-martial trials. Although numerous black sailors were viciously assaulted by white sailors and marines, not a single white crew member was charged. The details of this story are contained in Marv’s soon to be published book, Against All Tides – The Untold Story of the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot. (website:

26 November – Sven Hillring will give a talk about what the American “Doughboys” carried for equipment and uniforms while serving with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in France during World War I.  Sven is a member of the American Military Living History Association (AMLH) and is a frequent exhibitor at the Broomfield Veterans Museum.  Sven’s talk coincides with the start of the new Forefathers exhibit about World War I.

3 December –  Annual Museum Meeting  (9am – 10am) – Hope you can join us to review museum accomplishments this past year, vote on 2023 board members and proposed budget, meet “old” friends and enjoy some refreshments

8 December –  Colorado Toy Train Foundation will setup one of their marvelous operating train layouts in our museum C&C meeting room.  This is a perfect family outing for children.  We will have the exhibit for approximately two weeks – Don’t Miss It!

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.