News Flash module icon

To see older press releases, visit our archived press release page.

News Flash

City of Brighton Press Releases

Posted on: March 3, 2022

Explore Brighton’s past through new History Museum exhibit opening April 1

MuseumPost_HSV2

The Brighton History Museum is set to debut a new exhibit featuring the timeline of Brighton and the immediate region over time on Friday, April 1 at Historic Brighton City Hall. The new exhibit titled "Splendid Valley and Brighton: Story of a Place” will start with the area’s earliest inhabitants, exploring first the South Platte River Valley through successive waves of newcomers. Throughout the exhibit, visitors can see unique artifacts telling the story over time. Learn how a stopping point for stagecoaches and trains blossomed into the garden spot of the Splendid Valley. Discover how agriculture, immigrants and prosperity combined into today’s Brighton. 

There are also many interactive elements in the new exhibit. Use your voice and imagination to influence the future. Children of all ages can touch historical replicas, build their own farmhouse with interlocking bricks or brush away the sands of time in our archaeology discovery table. 

At the end of the exhibit, you will have a chance to hang your future vision for Brighton on a large map. Your comments will be viewed by city leaders. 

To visit the new exhibit, come to the Brighton History Museum at Historic Brighton City Hall located at 22 S. 4th Avenue, Suite 206. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The museum is currently closed, but starting April 1, the museum will be open Mondays (with a special focus on school-aged visitors for “Kid’s Mondays”), Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. New expanded hours will be announced for the summer season soon. 

If you have questions regarding the new exhibit, please contact Bill Armstrong, Museum Specialist, at warmstrong@brightonco.gov or 303-655-2288.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Brighton Press Releases

Garden in a box (2)

Garden In A Box kits soon for sale

Posted on: January 28, 2022
trash-bash-2022-NF

Trash Bash dates set for 2022

Posted on: December 1, 2021
SurveyResults2021-NF

2021 Community Survey results available

Posted on: October 27, 2021
Police lights

Brighton Police investigate armed robbery

Posted on: September 2, 2021
Police lights

Brighton Police respond to fatal crash

Posted on: August 31, 2021
New-City-Attorney-NF

City Council hires new city attorney

Posted on: July 20, 2021
freddys-NF

Freddy’s coming soon to Brighton

Posted on: July 13, 2021
summerfest-nf

Summerfest coming June 5th

Posted on: May 7, 2021
speak qpr

SPEAK Week to offer QPR training

Posted on: April 9, 2021
SPEAK_Walk

SPEAK Week to kick off April 26

Posted on: April 2, 2021
CoronaVirus

Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Updates

Posted on: May 26, 2020
Police lights

Police investigating shooting

Posted on: December 23, 2020
Police lights

Armed carjacking

Posted on: December 21, 2020