Did You Know?

That J.J. Brown was a self-taught mining engineer who designed a method to reach the largest vein of gold found in Leadville in 1893?

2014-15 Exhibit Schedule:

“I go anywhere that I am needed.” – Margaret Brown
Margaret Tobin Brown inspires us to believe in the power of individual action and her story demonstrates one person’s ability to effect change lasting beyond a lifetime. Margaret Brown witnessed inequalities all around her, so rather than stand idly by she used the power of her conviction to challenge public perceptions, create positive change, and educate and inspire generations to make a difference in the world we share. Join the Molly Brown House Museum in 2014 as we explore some of the most defining events of Margaret Brown’s life from one hundred years ago which made her one of the preeminent female voices of her day.


“A Right to Vote”

October 9th, 2014 – January 25, 2015
1914 was also a busy year politically for Margaret Brown. Mrs. Brown was in the midst of a bid to become US Senator for Colorado when the events of Ludlow unfolded and when war was declared in Europe. A Right to Vote explores Margaret Brown’s active engagement with the U.S. suffragist movement centered in Newport, Rhode Island. The “Conference of Great Women” at the home of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont on July 25, 1914 was an important stepping stone towards the 19th Amendment, passed in 1920, prohibiting any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.


"Diamonds in the Daytime"
February 13th - August 30th, 2015