Have you ever been curious about the history of the Broomfield area, or about any of the folks who helped put it on the map? Maybe you’ve seen names around town like Church, Brunner, Zang, DesCombes, and wondered what part they played?
What better place to learn a little about the history of Broomfield than in the oldest building in town still serving its original purpose – The Broomfield Crescent Grange.
This past summer, the Grange, in collaboration with the Depot Museum and the City of Broomfield, hosted a series of talks about Broomfield history. The talks were very popular—often standing-room-only with more than 60 in attendance.
Even though the series had come to a close in October, there is more to come for local history buffs.
On Wednesday, November 19th, The Crescent Grange is hosting author Carol Turner, a Colorado native, as she discusses her book “Legendary Locals of Broomfield”. This new release takes you from the time when Broomfield was a “howling wilderness” in the mid-1800’s, through times of agriculture and coal interests, and finally to its more recent establishment as a thriving suburban city.
Copies of the new book will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Crescent Grange. Doors open at 6PM for coffee and refreshments, and the book talk will begin at 7PM.
The Crescent Grange is located at 7901 West 120th St. The Grange is dedicated to continuing our nearly 100 years of service to this community as a gathering space, community hub and proud supporter of local food production.