Public Programs

Hiram’s Sunday Demos
Don’t miss our new Sunday railroad demonstrations! You will step back in time with Hiram Wheeler, our resident “boomer” (railroad jack of all trades), as he demonstrates what it was like to work on 19th century Colorado railroads. Guests meet in front of the Telegrapher Display in the main Museum building at the scheduled time. Participation is included with regular Museum admission (free to members).


Praise for Chautauqua Storyteller Steve Lee:
“Steve Lee, a retired Jeffco teacher, is in his element as he assumes the role of Hiram Wheeler, a fictitious railroad conductor with a 40-year career in Colorado from 1890-1930. Mr. Lee captivates his audience with his anecdotal storytelling making the history of the Colorado railroad come alive. His audience comes away entertained and with an appreciation for the importance the railroad played in Colorado’s history.” – Mary Ballenger, Instructional Coach/UCD, Site Coordinator, Thomson Elementary

Storytime Tuesdays*
11:00 a.m. Tuesdays – Depot Lecture Hall
Join museum staff and volunteers as we explore the world of trains through fun and engaging children’s books. For families and children ages 2 and up.
*Storytime Tuesday is seasonal (spring-fall) and subject to availability, please check with Guest Services on the day of your visit for changes.

Boy Scouts of America Railroading Badge Activity Workbook
Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook simply contact your Badge Counselor.
Badge Counselors: Please contact the Museum’s Education Manager, Carla Ahrenholtz ( to request a copy of the Counselor’s Key.

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