Friends of Golden History Museums

FoGHM provides funding and volunteer support for exhibits, programs and historic collections at the Golden History Museum and Park. FoGHM also provides a channel for grant-making and receiving, as well as planning and conducting social events at the Museum.

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General Information

Official Name
Golden History Museums​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Former Name(s)
(2010)Friends of the Astor House Museum and Clear Creek History Park
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
Tax ID
Headquarters Address
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Colorado Location
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Mailing Address
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Other Address
Main Phone Number
Voice Calls Only
Fax Number
Other Phone Number
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Mission Statement

We engage and inspire visitors by preserving and sharing Golden's history and facilitating the connection of people to the history of Golden, Colorado.

Organization History

The organization was formed in 1998 to provide a viable management entity to operate the Astor House Museum and the Clear Creek History Park. The City of Golden owns these facilities but lacked the expertise and capacity to operate history museums. The Friends of the Astor House and Clear Creek History Park added a third museum to the management contract with the City of Golden in 2009, formerly known as the Pioneer Museum. The third facility is now called the Golden History Center. The name of the nonprofit was changed at that time to "Golden History Museums." In April, 2010, the nonprofit Golden History Museums completed a transition agreement with the City of Golden to turn over management and operation of the three museums to the City as of July 1, 2010. The City assumed the name and trade mark of "Golden History Museums" and the non-profit organization became "Friends of Golden History Museums." In 2017 the City changed the name of the facilities to Golden History Museum and Park.


"Many thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!"... from a recent "" daily newsletter.

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