Molly Brown House Museum and Center for Colorado Women's History at Byers-Evans House
Calling all historic house buffs!
Take an in-depth look into Coloradan community dynamics at the turn of the 20th century from the different perspectives of two restored historic homes. Begin with a guided tour of the Molly Brown House Museum to learn about an influential figure in Denver and how the house was saved from demolition in 1970 and restored into a museum. The Molly Brown House also features a new NEH grant–funded exhibit on mining history of Colorado in the home’s renovated basement.
Next, continue the journey with a guided tour of the Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, part of History Colorado’s museum and the first state museum, now restored to the era of 1912–1924. Learn about the different women who inhabited the home since 1883, their impact on early Denver, and how their local stories connect to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide. Byers-Evans also features the “Women/Work/Justice” exhibit, which explores seven Colorado women and communities who not only challenged local and national workplace shifts from 1914 through 1980, but who also drove the change.
Maximum Number of Participants: 20
Minimum Number of Participants: 10
Meals: Not included. We will stop at Pablo’s Coffee House for a coffee or pastry to go (self-pay).
Suggested Gear: Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking. Prepare for being indoors and outdoors, camera (photos are allowed in Molly Brown House without flash; photos are allowed in Byers-Evans); no backpacks in Byers-Evans, but they have free lockers onsite (pack light for the day)
Accessible: Yes, some city streets may be hard to maneuver. Main floor of house and basement at Molly Brown is accessible via lift; Byers-Evans first floor and gallery are accessible.
Transportation: None; 10-minute walk to houses from Sheraton.