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    Museum of Boulder

    Museum of Boulder's Archive 75 Exhibit

    Oct. 10, 2019–March 31, 2020

    The Museum of Boulder celebrates a huge milestone in 2019: it's 75th anniversary! That's 75 years of dedicated research, artifact collection, and preservation of Boulder's unique story for all to enjoy. Come celebrate at the museum's special Archive 75 exhibition, created specifically for the anniversary.

    Museum of Boulder Rooftop

    What You'll See

    The Archive 75 exhibition will highlight 75 significant objects and documents from the museum's expansive collection of 45,000 artifacts — some of which aren't seen by the public very often. They will tell 75 stories — harrowing, heartbreaking, pathbreaking, brave — about Boulder’s rich and complicated history.

    Below is just a sampling of the 75 artifacts that will be on display:Martha Maxwell

    • A visibly handmade American flag with 38 stars, current only from when Colorado became a state in 1876 until 1889)
    • The "bloomer suit" of Martha Maxwell (1831–188), a trailblazing naturalist who preferred the outfit for her outdoor lifestyle and adventuring in Boulder
    • The front door of a Boulder home that was damaged in the catastrophic 2013 flood 

    If you want to hear some incredible stories and learn what makes Boulder tick, this exhibit is a must-see.

    Where and When

    This installation will be featured in the 2,600 square-foot main exhibit gallery on the first floor of the Museum of Boulder from October 10, 2019, to March 31, 2020. Details for a 75th Anniversary Gala event and opening weekend entertainment and special guest presentations to be announced soon!