An Evening of Colorado History – Relax, enjoy a beverage and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.
Train Robberies in the Rocky Mountain West – Friday, October 6 – with local historian Lauren Giebler.
Enjoy an evening of Colorado history! This month’s topic is one that seems appropriate in the lead-up to Halloween: Train Robberies in the Rocky Mountain West! Join local historian Lauren Giebler as she explores and illustrates this engaging and sometimes gruesome topic. There will also be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Train robberies were an American phenomenon, especially in the West where rails outdistanced the ability to defend them, and desolate miles of track were made to order for banditry. Join historian Lauren Giebler as she regales us with tales of train robberies throughout Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Learn how bandits knew which train to rob, how they got the train to stop, and how they made their escape. From the explosive efforts of the Wild Bunch Gang to the gruesome demise of George Parrott, learn more about the men who hijacked trains in search of fame and fortune—and some of the things that went wrong along the way.
Admission: $20 Adults (ages 21+ only). Includes 2 beverages of your choice (beer, wine or soda) and snacks. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Presentation begins promptly at 7 p.m.
Prior to the program, we encourage you to tour the Museum’s two current exhibitions – Beebe and Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy and Romance Along the Rails: The Phenomenon of Beebe and Clegg, both located in the Museum Depot’s Lower Gallery.
15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore.
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403
9:00am – 5:00pm
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