The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is the only museum in Colorado dedicated to honoring American veterans of all armed conflicts, focusing on twentieth- and twenty-first-century foreign conflicts since World War I.
Local veterans of all US conflicts and peacekeeping efforts, from the Civil War to the present, from all service branches, are honored in the museum. The museum not only tells the tales of Colorado veterans, but it also serves as a gathering place for veterans, students learning about our country’s history, groups exploring the rotating exhibitions, and families honoring loved ones who served in the military.
Launched to the public in 2002 by six late Broomfield-area World War II veterans, the museum housed within the city’s former Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library building was built-in 1963.
The museum has nine displays, a library with more than 2,500 history/military publications, hundreds of preserved veteran testimonials recordings, and a multimedia area with seating for about 40 people. The museum is available to the general public and is free. It gives guided and self-guided tours, as well as a Coffee and Conversation session twice a month, where you can listen to fascinating narratives from native historians and veterans.
The stories and artifacts of American soldiers and personnel from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the War on Terror are featured in fixed and rotating unique exhibits, with additional space dedicated to veterans of conflicts before the twentieth century.
Equipment and uniform, as well as multimedia exhibitions, depict the personal tales of troops who participated in wars, are on display. The Gordon Bennett Memorial Library within the museum also has an extensive collection of military history books and multimedia.
Permanent exhibits provide creative displays based on personal stories to illustrate Colorado’s significance in US military history. The Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Colorado Frontier, the Cold War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are all covered in the presentations.
The museum also supports local civic events and educational outreach programs, ranging from local schools to senior care institutions. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Make a trip to the museum. Veterans will lead tours of the museum, covering each major war in which the United States was involved and specific displays on women in the war, Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division, and other topics. Students will participate in an interactive activity that includes hearing the experiences of local veterans and trying on military attire.
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