Picking out Golden’s epic events

History musuem prepares for new exhibit

Posted 6/27/16

In 1952, KFEL Channel 2 brought television signal to homes across the Denver-metro area from atop Lookout Mountain. The tower is still in use today for radio transmissions.

And to tell the story of that epic Golden event, the Golden History …

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Picking out Golden’s epic events

History musuem prepares for new exhibit

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In 1952, KFEL Channel 2 brought television signal to homes across the Denver-metro area from atop Lookout Mountain. The tower is still in use today for radio transmissions.

And to tell the story of that epic Golden event, the Golden History Museums selected an early entertainment center — a late-1950s Philco cabinet television and phonograph.

Currently, the museum is in the process of “selecting the artifacts and deciding what story they’re going to tell within the greater exhibit,” said Curator Mark Dodge. “Each artifact is going to correlate with an epic event in Golden.”

The epic events are being chosen from the Golden History Museums’ master timeline, which is available for viewing online. The new permanent exhibit will be a historical experience of Golden, spanning at least 150 years. And most of the artifacts will be seen by the general public for the first time at the exhibit.

The exhibit, called Epic Events, is expected to open in September.

The Philco console was purchased in 1957. Judy Greenfield, an object conservator, has been hired by the Golden History Museums to clean and do some repair work on some of the artifacts going into the exhibit.

“Once an object enters a museum, it becomes special,” Greenfield said. “It warrants proper care and attention.”

Golden History Museum, Golden, Lookout Mountain

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