The story of Golden

OLLI class on Golden History

There are still a few openings in the OLLI class that Gene Child (founder of Golden Landmarks Association in 1972) and Barb Warden (publisher of will teach.  The class starts next Monday, April 11th, and will run for 6 weeks.  It meets in the afternoon, from 1-3.

April 11th – Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Wheat Ridge
Gene:  Geology & Native Americans – slideshow & discussion
Barb:  19th century Golden – slideshow & discussion

April 18th – Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Wheat Ridge
Barb:  20th century Golden – slideshow & discussion
Gene:  Demolition & preservation in Golden – slideshow & discussion

April 25th – Golden History Center
Dennis Potter: Golden during the Civil War
Museum & Clear Creek History Park Tour

May 2nd – Colorado Railroad Museum
Barb:  Golden’s Railroads, Streetcars, & Funiculars
Museum & Roundhouse Tour

May 9th – 12th Street Historic District & CSM Geology Museum
Peter Ewers:  Tour of the 12th Street Historic District
Bruce Geller:  Tour of the CSM Geology Museum

May 16th – Golden’s Water Treatment Plant
Frank Blaha:  How Golden Got its Water Rights
Dan Hartman:  Current water rights & tour of treatment plant

To take an OLLI class, you must be age 50 or older.  A fee of $100 per term entitles you to take an unlimited number of classes.  Full or partial scholarships are available, and no proof is required–just pay what you feel you can afford.  Learn more online: