Before Heritage Square…


Did you know that Heritage Square was originally known as Magic Mountain?  It was built two years after Disneyland opened in California, and was patterned on the success of that park.  Unfortunately Golden’s “Disneyland” only lasted for one season–the summer of 1960.  The park sat vacant for ten years before being re-opened as Heritage Square.  Robert McLaughlin has written a book about Magic Mountain, and will be making 3 appearances in Golden this weekend.  Meet Bob and have him sign your book at any of these three stops:

Tonight (Thursday May 5th) from 5-7 at the Golden History Museum
Saturday (May 7th) from 1-3 at the Railroad Museum
Sunday (May 8th) from 1-3 at Wings of Eagles805 12th Street (map)

You may remember Wings of Eagles for its many years of operation in Heritage Square.  The owner recently moved her store to downtown Golden, so please make a point of stopping in to bid her welcome!

Tonight’s lecture about Uranium Fever will not be held at the Geology Museum, as I reported yesterday.  It will be held in Ballroom E of the Ben H. Parker Student Center, 16th and Maple Streets (map).  Socializing and snacks begin at 6, and the lecture begins at 7.

The Geoscience of Star Trek lecture begins this afternoon at 4PM at the Green Center, 924 16th Street (map) in Metals Hall.

The Chamber’s Ladies Only Sample Tour runs from 4-8 this year.  If you’re female, you should come downtown and do the tour this afternoon!

TOMORROW (Friday May 6th) the museums are offering FREE ADMISSION to residents of 80401, 80402, or 80403.  This includes Foothills Art Center, Golden History Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Colorado Railroad Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, and the Lookout Mountain Nature Center.