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Top Places To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014 In Denver

March 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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Inside the Molly Brown House Museum (credit: mollybrown.org)

Inside the Molly Brown House Museum (credit: mollybrown.org)

Inside the Molly Brown House Museum Inside the Molly Brown House Museum (credit: mollybrown.org)

March is Women’s History Month, so it is the perfect time to get out and learn a little bit about the many contributions of women in the state of Colorado. This annual celebration is a great way to learn a lot about women in history, and there is a lot to do in Denver. In fact, there are so many amazing historic figures that have helped to shape this state, that you may be surprised at just how influential women have been throughout history. Grab the kids and schedule a few different ways to learn more during Women’s History Month.

Women+Film VOICES Film Festival
Sie Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 381-0813
www.voicesfilmfestival.com

Date: March 18-23, 2014

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this week-long showcase of women in film. The series will feature documentaries, short films and full-length features with all women-centric subjects. In addition, there will be several in-person guests, receptions and discussions to complete the festival and highlight interesting and thought-provoking stories about women from all over the world. There will also be a pre-festival kick-off party as well as opening and closing night receptions. Get your tickets early for this fantastic event.

Tour the Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4092
www.mollybrown.org

Learn more about one of the most famous women in Colorado history when you tour the Molly Brown House Museum. As one of the most visited historic spots in the state, you’ll learn a lot about the story of Molly Brown and her contribution to the state of Colorado and to women’s history in general. There are guided tours offered every 30 minutes led by museum docents leading you through the house while sharing tons of information about the famous activist. The tours last approximately 45 minutes and then you can visit the store to pick up a book or other memento to remember your visit.

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Denver Women’s History Tour
Denver History Tours
(720) 234-7929
www.denverhistorytours.com

Get a group together and schedule a bus tour with Denver History Tours. The Women’s History Tour will take you and your group all over Denver in this fun and educational five-hour tour. You’ll learn all about the contributions of women in Denver including the Ute women and Mattie Silks, the famous brothel madam. It is a full day of learning about the women that helped shape the city of Denver and the many secrets that you may have never heard from the traditional history books. The tour includes a one-hour lunch break, so bring a little extra cash for lunch.

Women of the West
Denver Story Trek
(303) 832-4092
www.denverstorytrek.org

If you have never taken advantage of the Denver Story Trek program, then here is your chance. This best-kept secret offers tours filled with all sorts of hidden history of Denver and it’s all done free through your phone. You simply visit the website and choose which story you’d like to hear. Then you call the number or download the audio file to your mp3 player and you can enjoy a free story about each site. Download the Women of the West series to learn about the many contributions of women in Colorado, including the Molly Brown House Museum, the Byers-Evans House Museum and Four Mile Historic Park.

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Denver Firefighters Museum
1326 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 892-1436
www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org

The Denver Firefighters Museum is a great place to learn about the history of firefighters in Colorado, from the early days to modern times. However you can also learn a lot about the contributions of female firefighters in the Denver Fire Department while you are there. The second floor is home to a changing exhibit featuring information all about how women have played an important part in the history of fighting fire in Colorado, a subject that many people may not be aware of. So grab the whole family and head down to this wonderful museum to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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