Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

All museum's exhibits, programs and outreach are open free to everyone, it operates purely from donations and grants. The museum's layout and guided tours are particularly suited for both mentally and physically handicapped individuals.

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Research Library

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

General population
Military
Teachers
Veterans

Description

Research library of over 2,000 books addressing USA military conflicts and related policies/political issues and biographies of key participants, from the Revolutionary War to present day. Also included are 225 veterans' interviews and presentations DVDs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Public use of the library and students use for class research projects.

Outreach Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
General population
Teachers
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Museum veteran volunteers travel to schools, civic organizations, other museums and retirement homes to make presentations on their experiences, participate in school social studies/history panels and give talks on military history. Presentations are made at middle and high schools in the North Denver area, community collages, CU, civic and service clubs, and veteran homes.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Repeat invitations from schools and other organization, and the continued increase in visits and recipients year over year since inception of the program.

Coffee and Conversation with a Veteran

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Disabled
General population
Military
Teachers
Veterans

Description

Coffee and Conversation is a two hour program offered free to the public the second and forth Saturday of each month. The program includes a one hour presentation by a veteran, civilian during time of USA conflict, educator or historian followed by a one hour Q&A. Coffee and refreshments are available, also free. We remind the audience that we survive on donations. Example presentations, WW II Medal of Honor recipient, Auschwitz survivor, minority NCO during the integration of the military, nurse for the Nazi military and Viet Nam Swift Boat veteran.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Over 130 sessions have been held, frequently with over capacity attendance. Letters of appreciation, particularly from the families of the speakers who are hearing their spouse/parent experiences for the first time.

Educational Outreach

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Teachers

Description

Educational Ourteach includes portable trunks populated with military conflict related artifacts, which students can both view and handle. Along with each trunk are grade oriented lesson plans developed in coordination with middle and high school teachers. The trunks can be loaned to teachers, or can be accompanied by a veteran, who will provide an explanation of the artifacts and answer questions.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The program is new, but has been well received by receiving classes thus far. Positive feedback has been received from teachers who have taken advantage of the program.

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