Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Friends of Golden History Museums

  • Golden, CO
  • www.GoldenHistory.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Friends of the Astor House Museum and Clear Creek History Park is to connect people to the history of our 1800s hotel and homestead. We encourage our visitors to explore how the people of Golden, Colorado settled a bustling town that served the developing West as a government center and mining supply town.

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ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

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Ms. Shannon Voirol

Keywords

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history, historic, museum, pioneer, Colorado, educational, arts and culture, living history, hotel, community, Astor House Museum, Clear Creek History Park

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EIN

84-1473577

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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We share regional history with between 18,000 - 20,000 visitors every year. Our major programs include the permanent exhibitions at both the Astor House Museum and Clear Creek History Park, school programs at both sites that serve over 3,000 students a year, very active events including the series Tea Time at the Astor House, Opening Day, regular wood-stove cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations a 7 weeks of the popular Hands On History children's summer program. We enjoy providing a continuum of learning opportunities for students, seniors, singles and families. We see community-building as a priority of ours and we are thankful for the support our community, donors and volunteers share with us.

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Friends of Golden History Museums

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Principal Officer

Ms. Shannon Voirol

BIO

The Executive Director (4.5 yrs) has an M.A.T. in Museum Education from the The George Washington University and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Delaware. She has worked in a variety of museums over the last 15 years including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, Cranbook Institute of Science and the Maryland Science Center. The ED is highly involved in the Golden and Denver Metro community as a representative of the organization. She attends meetings of the Golden Historic Preservation Board and Downtown Merchants Association, gives talks to community groups like the Rotary and Kiwanis, and attends many community functions, events, and celebrations through the Chamber of Commerce and other non-profit organizations. Likewise, the staff is very involved at the officer level in local and regional professional organizations. The Director is the current President of the Golden Cultural Alliance and is a member of the City of Golden's marketing committee. She has been a board member and publications chair for Museum Education Roundtable. The Director is an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate courses in Museum Management at the University of Denver.

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