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Warexperience.org preserves the memories of veterans through recorded interviews, archival preservation efforts and partnerships with non-profits including the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, & Regis University Center For The Study Of War Experience.

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The Broomfield Veterans Memorial MuseumMuseum Building

Established in 2002, the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is the only museum in the state of Colorado dedicated to the veterans of all of America's wars.

With the support of the City and County of Broomfield, the museum initially occupied one room of the original Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. The building was initially dedicated on July 7, 1963 in ceremonies attended by former
President General Dwight D. Eisenhower in honor of his wife.

In 2009, the museum was expanded to the entire first floor of the building which allowed the construction of additional rooms for expanded permanent and rotating exhibits. It also includes the Gordon Bennett Memorial Library of military history books, texts and videos, including a viewing station and computer equipment for internet connected research.

In May 2013, the museam greatly expanded its exhibits on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. There is now a dedicated room with artifacts, uniforms and equipment, personal histories and multimedia displays from veterans of America's most recent war.

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Hear veterans recount stories, show pictures and videos of their service at the museum during the Coffee and Conversation series. Click here for a schedule of upcoming speakers.

Veterans also also invited to share their story, or the story of a family member or friend who served at the museum's blog.

Vets Museum Board
Museum volunteers and board members

Check out the schedule for the museum's Coffee and Conversation series featuring World War II and Korean War veterans

Visit the museum's blog

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Museum Hours:

Saturdays: 11AM - 4PM
Open additional hours for group tours
by appointment
12 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-460-6801
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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the museum presented a diorama of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Click here for more details and a slideshow. The exhibit will remain on display until November.

Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum was honored with the Sweepstakes Trophy at 2011 Broomfield Days Parade. Check out a slideshow of the military vehicles on display during Broomfield Days

Memorial Day 2011 Slideshow

Upcoming Museum Events

September 17th, 2011
Broomfield Days Open House

November 11, 2011
Veterans Day Celebration and Concert

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Exhibits:
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The museum features rooms dedicated to World War II in Europe, World War II in the Pacific, The Korean War, The Vietnam War with additional space dedicated to the Gulf-Afghanistan-Iraq Wars and the pre World War II wars.

There is a room dedicated to rotating exhibits from veterans organizations. Previous featured exhibits have included displays dedicated to women of the U.S. Marine Corps, Tuskegee Airmen, and submariners.

The museum gladly accepts donations of memorabilia, books and other items from veterans. Donations are tax deductable and donors receive a letter of recognition for their items.

Family members can also honor a loved one by submitting their name for the museum's honor board. For details, please contact the museum staff.

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Events:
honorguardEach Year, the museum sponsors two major events. A Memorial Day picnic at the Broomfield Commons, and a Veterans Day commemoration. Both events feature patriotic music, guest speakers and military ceremonies honoring Broomfield's veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Veterans also participate in the annual Broomfield Days Parade followed by an open house at the museum. Open houses are also held at the museum in conjunction with the opening of major new exhibits in addition to the normal operating schedule.

 

 

 

 

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Education:

kidsmuseumOne of primary missions of the museum is to inform and educate young people of the dedication and sacrifice of America's veterans. The museum can accomodate school field trips, scout troops and youth organizations who wish to learn more about the contributions our veterans have made to history.

Scout leaders can also contact the museum to help develop programs to help scouts earn merit badges.

Group tours are available by appointment only. Please contact the museum for more information and availability

12 Garden Center Broomfield, CO 80020
The museum is in the northeast corner of the Garden Center complex on the north side of Midway Blvd. in Broomfield. Handicapped parking is available directly in front of the building.

Directions:
From the Boulder Turnpike (US36): Take the Broomfield exit (Hwy. 287 and CO 121) and go north over the bridge to Midway Blvd. Turn right on Midway, go 3 blocks east and turn left into the Garden Center Parking lot.

From 120th Avenue: Take 120th west to Nickel St.(just before Hwy. 287 turns north). Turn right on Nickel St. and proceed 2 blocks north to Midway. Turn right on Midway and go one block east to Garden Center and turn left into the parking lot.


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