Its that time of year again. Families are pulling out their grills and ice tea pitchers so they can enjoy the beginning of summer. Please don’t forget to take a moment on this Memorial Day to remember what this holiday weekend is all about. Join us at Commons Park to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country. There will be music, activities and reenactors on hand to make this day special. We hope you can join us.
May 29th, Broomfield Commons Park, 11am-1pm
Our newest special exhibit from the Forefather Series is up! The WWI story of a baker in the Navy was a big hit. This time around, we want to share the story of a Jewish American soldier who helped waterproof vehicles for the landing at Normandy and then witnessed the liberation of Buchenwald. Irving Fischer’s story is one you won’t forget. His photographs tell a story of the Holocaust’s aftermath from his perspective and a life thriving in Colorado after the war. We hope you’ll stop by to see this exhibit during its two month run.
The Veterans Museum participation at the Front Range Community College’s Third Annual History Conference consisted of a table display in the main portion of the library, and Bob Moulder’s presentation, “Civil War in the West.” David Jamiel had been scheduled to do a talk as well, but was a bit under the weather. Instead, he and Shirley set up their Mormon Battalion display on an adjacent table and engaged people throughout the day. Bob’s presentation went very well, and David and Shirley were very busy most of the day talking with interested visitors at the table.
The intent of the conference in general was to engage the History Department students and encourage their participation, and also invite outside community organizations, like ourselves, and other educational related companies.
We had a wonderful time last Thursday joining Red Rocks Community College for their annual event celebrating WWI. Our representatives chatted with students, professors and the public. We demonstrated our research resources and encouraged everyone to visit the museum!
Friday night, February 24, Broomfield Veteran’s Memorial Museum participated in the Broomfield Crossing Rotary “Broomfield Brain Trust” trivia contest. GI Joes and Jane (made-up of six members) competed against 16 teams through eight rounds of trivia featuring 10 questions per round. Subjects included the national parks, animal kingdom, inventions, toys and games, and Colorado sports. Although GI Joes and Jane placed third, the end result was nevertheless fun and rewarding. Refer to the March 5, Broomfield Enterprise issue for the full article on the Brain Bowl.
Its not too late to become a member before our first ever Member Event. We will be giving members a sneak peek of our newest exhibit which is the first in a series of exhibits focused on deceased veteran parents and grandparents. The exhibit is entitled Veteran Forefathers and is a joint project between the museum and the descendants of Veterans. We hope you stop by the museum to see it!
Interested in becoming a member? Check out the HOW TO GIVE page to sign up now!
The Member Event is March 10th at the museum from 6-7:30pm which light refreshments provided. Its a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know other members and the Board of Directors.
Check out our wonderful line-up of Coffee and Conversation presenters. We are excited by the topics and discussions to be had as we learn from veterans, historians and local residents.
Link: COFFEE & CONVERSATION PRESENTERS
We are in search of some dedicated volunteers to help further the museum’s mission! If you have interest in the following categories or are looking for a dynamic group of which to be a part, please contact the museum.
- Membership program assistant
- Grant writing
Check out our Coffee and Conversation page for more information about upcoming presentations for January.
Visit the museum soon to see a special exhibit about a Pearl Harbor Survivor, Albert “Pete” Peterson. He was on the U.S.S. West Virginia and lived to tell his heroic story. His daughter now honors him through this display showing his time in Hawaii and his life afterward. We put the exhibit up for Dec 7th and will be taking it down next month, come see it before its gone!