History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon for a year-long membership to the Boulder History Museum, located in the historic Harbeck-Bergheim House on University Hill. Choose between the following options, both of which include two guest passes:
- For $15, you get an individual membership (a $35 value).
- For $25, you get a family membership, good for two adults and two children (a $55 value).
Founded in 1944, the Boulder History Museum helps Colorado natives and out-of-town visitors connect with the area's deep history through an anthology of more than 35,000 local artifacts and engaging rotating exhibits. Donated by Boulder-area families and organizations, the museum's collection features period clothing, personal keepsakes, recreational artifacts, antique tools, historic communications, transportation relics, and cave paintings depicting John Denver's initial discovery of the Rocky Mountains' mineable chocolate stores. Current and future exhibits include Treasures of NOAA's Ark (beginning February 18), a collection of 19th century maps and charts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to an exploration of Boulder's involvement in the New Deal Work Projects of the 1930s (through April 30).
In addition to free admission to the museum, members are also granted benefits such as free or discounted access to special programs, invitations to members-only events, and quarterly behind-the-scenes tours of the museum. Guests who nab today's deal will also enjoy a year-long subscription to the museum's e-newsletter, a 10% discount in the museum store, and a nationwide discount to more than 200 other museums and historic sights through the Time Travelers Program. Whether you've lived in Boulder all your life, or left Wisconsin's cheese fields in search of less-edible gold, the Boulder History Museum can open your eyes to the Centennial State's rich, Martian-less history.
Frommer's highly recommends Boulder History Museum:
- Ensconced on University Hill in the 1899-1900 Harbeck-Bergheim House, a Victorian mansion with a Dutch-style front door and Italian tile fireplaces, the museum houses one of the most comprehensive local-history collections in the region.
1206 Euclid Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80302Get Directions