Boulder Historical Museum
This local history museum is located in the Darbeck-Bergheim House and offers a collection of materials related to Boulder history that began in the early 1940s. At that time, the local newspaper began an effort to collect materials related to the history of Boulder and use these to establish a historical museum. The museum opened in 1944 and is now home to over 20,000 artifacts. The museum is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Boulder and still features the original Tiffany stained-glass windows that were installed shortly after the home's construction.
Backstory and Context
The museum changes changes its displays several times each year. They also publish a local history newsletter and offer a variety of educational programs for adults and school children.
The museum offers a permanent display that traces the history of the area from the earliest Native inhabitants to the modern era. The museum's special exhibits change throughout the year, making use of the museum's collection of over 40,000 artifacts. Genealogists and historians can utilize the the museum's research center which offers a collection of 200,000 photographs and over half a million documents at the nearby Carnegie Library.