Gold Hill Museum

Gold Hill Calendars

August 30th, 2017

2018 Historic Gold Hill Calendars are now available.  Get them while you can!  When they’re gone, they’re gone and they’re still only $10 each.  They are terrific as holiday gifts and available at the museum and the Gold Hill Store.

This is the Gold Hill museum’s fund raiser for the year and we really appreciate your patronage.  Remember, this coming weekend and Labor Day is the last weekend  for the museum this summer.  Thank you to everyone for your support.  We have had a very successful summer.

Deb Yeager

Historic Gold Hill Inc.


Historic Gold Hill’s Ice Cream Social and history presentation

August 10th, 2017

Historic Gold Hill’s second annual outreach event on Gold Hill History – Friday, August 11, 2017, 5:30 to 8:00 



Museum Celebration

July 24th, 2017


Join us on Friday evening, August 11th at Cherry and John Sand’s Property, across Prospect Avenue from the Gold Hill Museum as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of our Gold Hill Museum!  We will be hosting an ice cream social and champagne party for Gold Hill and we will have two distinguished historians celebrating with us.

5:30pm      Ice Cream and Champagne celebration

6:00pm      Presentation by Ed Raines, Colorado School of Mines, on mining in Gold Hill and Boulder County with a special focus on Ward Yeager and the Cobalt Mine

6:45pm      Presentation by Chellee Courtney, local historian, past President of Historic Gold Hill Inc., and descendent the Goudge family, an early Boulder Pioneer family in Gold Hill

7:30pm      Round table of local and past residents of Gold Hill:  Anecdotes and special memories of Ann and Ward Yeager

Please plan on joining us for a fun evening of celebrating and archiving our history and if you have anecdotes to offer up for our round table, please plan on sharing them with us.

See you there!





Community History Outreach

June 26th, 2017

Just a reminder to save the date for our second annual “Community History Outreach” for this year.  Last year your museum hosted a presentation about the female artists of the late 19th century and the start of the 20th century.  These female artists painted scenes of the front range which coincided with our exhibit on the Bluebirds of Gold Hill.  Thanks to the efforts of many people, the Bluebird exhibit was a huge success and we were the recipients of an award for the Gold Hill Museum and its work!  Many thanks to Laurie Britton-Newell for her tireless work and support of our efforts. 

This year on Friday evening, August 11th we will be celebrating with you once again.  We at the museum are focusing on Ann and Ward Yeager and local mining.  We will have two guest speakers:  Ed Raines, instructor at the School of Mines speaking to us regarding Ward Yeager, his mine, The Copper King, and Gold Hill and Boulder County Mining.  Chellee Courtney, our past President of the Museum Board and local historian will be speaking on the female part of this team, Ann Yeager, her life in Gold Hill as a teacher at the school, her life with Ward, a member and landlady of our community,  and her education and life before Gold Hill.  Additionally, several people will make up a team for sharing their tales and memories of the Yeagers following the presentation.  We invite you to share with us any anecdotal materials you have on the Yeagers as well.  All of this will be video recorded for our archival memories of Gold Hill.  We’re hoping that you’ll plan on attending.

The cocktail party will begin at 5:30 pm in John and Cherry Sand’s back yard.  Please join us for this fun and informative evening.  The presentation officially begins at 6 pm.

This is our special presentation this year created especially for you, our community, on the history of Gold Hill.  Each year our exhibits change as we move from subject to subject.  We know that many of you are passionate about our history and we at the museum are proud to be your stewards and protectors of the museum.  We take a great deal of pride in our efforts and give many hours of our time to keep this gift available for you and future generations of Gold Hill. We’re hoping that you appreciate our efforts and join us for this fun event.



Painting at the Museum

May 9th, 2017

Come one, come all!  The museum board is gathering at 9 am, weather permitting on Friday, May 19th to paint the newly supported and rearranged fencing around the museum.  We’d love any help that you may want to give.  We’ll make it a “Huck Finn” kind of party day.  Hopefully we won’t have to work too hard and the more the merrier.  Please join us and bring a paintbrush, a cloth, and a small container for your paint.  We’ll supply the goodies.

Debra Yeager


Holiday Gifts

December 18th, 2016


If you are wanting 2017 calendars ($10 each), pint glasses ($7 each or 4 for $25), or Bluebirds of Gold Hill towels ($10 each), Friday, December 23rd is the last day to pick them up at Debra and Max’s house.  All of these item purchases benefits the Gold Hill Museum (Historic Gold Hill).  Call first and let us know what you’re needing and we’ll have it ready for you.

Deb Yeager

(303) 449-0454 




Gifts from the Hood

October 23rd, 2016

The holiday buying season is upon us and there’s no time like the present to think about purchasing items to help support Historic Gold Hill Museum and the Gold Hill Town Meeting.  As you know, from time to time we create lots of items to sell to help fund various elements of our community.

This past summer Historic Gold Hill Museum shared memories of the Bluebirds, the group of ladies from the Chicago area who summered in Gold Hill for over 50 years between 1912 and 1962, and to celebrate that rich history, we created a great Bluebird towel showing the bluebird image that was on the china service that the Bluebird ladies used when entertaining guests at that Bluebird Lodge and the Gold Hill Inn.  These towels were really successful and we’d like to share them with you and we have attached a tag telling the history of the Bluebirds so the history will be explained to the recipient.  Please see the above attachment.  Contact Debra Yeager at 303 449 0454.   They are $10 each.

We have 2017 calendars available as well.   Both of these items are $10 each so them make a terrific gift for the holidays.  BE AWARE:  we only have 75 calendars left so if you want them, now is the time to get them.  Contact Marilyn Soby at 303 444 9249 for calendars.  When they’re gone, they’re gone!




July 14 Bluebird Celebration

June 22nd, 2016


Here’s another friendly reminder that your Gold HIll Museum is sponsoring a cocktail party for you, the members of the Gold Hill Community in honor of the Bluebirds of Gold Hill.  For those of you who may have forgotten, the Bluebirds were the professional women from the Chicago area and the Midwest who summered in Gold Hill during the early days of the last century.  Many of the cabins that you see in the old town were owned by these ladies and several current families are connected to these wonderful women.

Earlier this year, the Gold Hill Museum won an award for bringing this Bluebird historical gem to the public’s awareness. Unbeknownst to us, Kirk Ambrose’s from the University of Colorado Art Department had completed a brand new project researching the Bluebirds of Gold Hill and particularly Marie Vanderpoel.  He will be presenting his research to us prior to releasing it to the greater Denver and Boulder areas.  You are invited to join us for this very special Gold Hill cocktail party complete with foods, recipes, and drink made with locally grown plants and herbs.

You are invited to join us for this fun, exciting evening with your friends in the side yard of the Sand Property on Main Street, across Prospector Street from the museum at 5 pm on Thursday evening, July 14th.  RSVPs are required.  If you have already done so we’ll be expecting you.  We hope to see you there.

RSVP – Debra Yeager 303 449 0454 or by July 1



Bluebird Celebrations

May 14th, 2016

The Gold Hill Museum has been given the opportunity to celebrate a new research project on The Bluebirds of Gold Hill and specifically Matilda Vanderpoehl, Marie Brookhart’s aunt.  Kirk Ambrose, head of the Art History Department of CU, will be debuting his new thesis in the fall and is gifting us, the town of Gold Hill,  with the very first presentation of his thesis on Thursday evening, July 14th.  This is an exclusive for the town of Gold Hill.  His presentation includes lots of information and slides of the Bluebirds.  Later in the year, Mr. Ambrose will be presenting this thesis around the greater Boulder and Denver areas but on July 14th, it’s just for us!

The Museum Board of Gold Hill is hosting a great cocktail party for you in the side yard of Cherry and John Sand’s property, Main Street, Gold Hill, across from the Museum along Prospector Alley.  The evening begins promptly at 5 pm.  Be prepared to enjoy some great food and drinks.  An RSVP is Required.    All are welcome.

Please RSVP to:  Debra Yeager to secure your spot or call:  303 449 0454



Gold Hill Bluebird Celebration

May 4th, 2016

Calling all Cooks!  The Bluebirds are being celebrated in Gold Hill!

Many of you have expressed interest in supporting the efforts of the Gold Hill Museum and this is the summer that we could really use your help!  We are really excited to present you with a history of the BlueBirds in Gold Hill starting with a community-wide kickoff presented by Kirk Ambrose, University of Colorado Art Department on Thursday evening, July 14th in the side yard of the Sand property on Main Street.  You’ll find that the Gold Hill Museum will be buzzing all summer with information about this amazing group of women.  Plan on enjoying and learning more about our history with a visit to the Museum.

We are celebrating this Bluebird event with a tented cocktail party, especially for the Gold Hill community,  and a great presentation by Mr. Ambrose, with a special presentation on Matilda Vanderpoehl, Marie Brookhart’s aunt.  Mr. Ambrose chose to research the art community of Gold Hill when Jean Sherwood was on the staff of the University of Colorado and Matilda Venderpohl lived in Gold Hill as a Bluebird.  The rest is history and we’re excited to bring this subject to the front of our summer exhibits.

I am looking for anyone in Gold Hill who would be willing to make appetizers for this celebration, help us serve the cocktails and the appetizers, and help us serve and clean up.  I will provide you with recipes and the basic ingredients that you will need to make these recipes.  If you are willing to create these great appetizers on July 14th for a 5 pm party or to help in any way, please let me know.  I’ll be back in touch with specifics on your participation.

Thanks so much for your support.  As always, your community service and willingness to support this special event for the Gold Hill community is very much appreciated!  Please e mail me to let me know how you would be willing to participate.  Please RSVP by May 31st to

Debra Yeager



March 12th, 2016


            The next calendar meeting for the 2017 Gold Hill calendar is Monday, March 21, 10 a.m. at Soby’s house. Newcomers are welcome. We are always looking for artwork, drawings, poems that have something to do with Gold Hill. We’re planning on a page to appreciate all our medical people (idea generated by a wonderful old picture of Marie’s Aunt), past and present, as well any good photos, old or new.

Email me or stick something in my mailbox, 9147 Sunshine (purple one at the top of Horsfal),


2017 Calendar

February 15th, 2016

The next Calendar meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 29th, 10:00 a.m. at Marilyn Soby’s house.  We’re looking for a few more bird pictures, winter activities (skiing, sledding, etc.), pictures of kids in the 60s, 70s or 80s., a good picture of Richard Regnier’s cabin (plus, isn’t there a good drawing somewhere of it?), plus, we want to do a memorial page for Richard and need a good picture of him as well as some history.  And, as always we are looking for poems, drawings, historical pictures, and any ideas.  Come to the meeting or send us ideas!



Gold Hill Museum news

December 29th, 2015

The Gold Hill Museum was mentioned in a story on CPR this morning about having one of the top 10 artifacts in Colorado.
Thanks to all who voted for us.

Joan Few


Thanks from the Gold Hill Museum

December 13th, 2015

Thanks, Gold Hill folks – we won!

On behalf of the Gold Hill Museum, I would like to thank you for your continued support. To everyone who voted for our entry as one of the 10 best artifacts in the state of Colorado, we really appreciate your efforts. In the “Daily Camera” on December 13, a very nice article and photo appeared regarding that contest. If you did not see that article, I’m providing a copy of it for your enjoyment. Please stop by our / your little museum sometime this coming season (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) and check out our new displays. This coming year we have planned a special display on the “Bluebirds”, so we hope to see all of you sometime during the upcoming season.

Rick Sinner
Gold Hill Museum

Museum Award.jpeg


Gold Hill Club news

November 22nd, 2015
The link works now and we can vote for the Gold Hill Museum’s Bluebird collection!  The following is from Rick Siner:
At our recent Gold Hill Club meeting on Thursday, I mentioned that our Museum was in the running for one of Colorado’s ten best artifacts. So, if all of you could go to the following website & vote for us that would be great.

Go to “vote for Colorado’s 2015 most significant artifacts” and click on the link & then scroll down to get your voting ballot. We find out sometime in December if Gold Hill will be in the top ten. I’ll let you know.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Rick Sinner


Gold Hill Museum

October 20th, 2015

From:  Gold Hill Museum:

We at the Gold Hill Museum selected several “Bluebird” artifacts from our collection, and we entered them in a statewide contest for “Colorado’s 10 Most Significant Artifacts” of the year contest. If you would please go to the web site listed below and vote for our collection we would really appreciate it.

The 10 artifacts with the most public votes will be announced in December of 2015. We will definitely let you know if our Museum received enough votes to be listed in the top 10.

The above website was down for a very long time and if you tried it earlier and failed – please try it again. We need your votes.

From Rick Sinner


Vote for the Gold Hill Museum

October 5th, 2015

From:  Gold Hill Museum

We at the Gold Hill Museum selected several “Bluebird” artifacts from our collection, and we entered them in a statewide contest for “Colorado’s 10 Most Significant Artifacts” of the year contest. If you would please go to the web site listed below and vote for our collection we would really appreciate it.


The 10 artifacts with the most public votes will be announced in December of 2015. We will definitely let you know if our Museum received enough votes to be listed in the top 10.

Rick Sinner


Gold Hill Museum Open House

June 27th, 2013

Gold Hill Museum Open House — Sunday, July 7th, 2pm ’til 4pm

Please come and help us celebrate our 2013 season!

Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served in the south side yard!!

Chellee Courtney <>



April 27th, 2011

Historic Gold Hill Inc., is very happy to announce its own website!

Please click on the link below for Gold Hill Museum and other historical information!!