Committed to honoring the brave men and women of the Denver Fire Department, the Denver Firefighters Museum is of one the city’s best attractions. The history of the department, its accomplishments and volunteers can be found in this educational, family-friendly museum. Keep reading to learn about the things you’ll discover here!
The Denver Firefighters Museum has a rotating list of various exhibits, each illuminating different aspects of the city’s firefighting culture and history. The museum’s next exhibit, “From Fire to Art” is scheduled to run from April 4 to June 3. The exhibit will showcase the artwork of Denver firefighters. 2016 will feature several more exhibits, including “Firefighter Humor” (June 27 – Aug. 26), “Adopt an Object” (Sept 5 – Nov. 5), and “Collecting Fire Toys” (Nov. 17 – Jan. 13, 2017).
All-Ages Programs and Events
Take advantage of the great family-friendly programs that the museum hosts! Bring your young ones to the six-week Wee Firefighters program, or take them to a monthly Firehouse Tales for Tots storytelling. Several free admission days are scheduled at the museum, as well as appearances at community events like the Denver Firefighters Department’s Chili Cook-off.
Pieces of Denver Firefighting History
Get an in-depth look at the tools, equipment, clothing and more used by the Denver Fire Department over the years that the museum has on display. The museum also houses an extensive research library! A wealth of knowledge about Denver firefighting history can be found in the library’s research collection of books, photographs and more. The library’s materials cannot be checked out, but museum’s guests can use them while they visit. The library is currently closed to the public while undergoing renovations, but you can contact the museum for more information.
Fire Safety Education
The Denver Firefighters Museum doesn’t limit its education to its building! Contact the museum about its in-class fire safety presentations for preschoolers and kindergarteners. These presentations are both interactive and informative, educating children on the importance of fire safety. Teachers can also rent a Discovery Trunk, allowing them to incorporate fire safety education into their classrooms. Trunks for preschool, Kindergarten and grades 1-3 are available for rental.
An Exciting Look at the Firefighting Process!
Sure, everyone knows what firefighters do, but many people know how they do it? The museum’s galleries will guide visitors through the behind-the-scenes action that takes place when responding to a call, as well as the details of fire suppression, and the evolution of firefighting. Galleries are on both the first and second floors of the museum, including an interactive children’s gallery!
A trip to the Denver Firefighters Museum is one of the city’s can’t-miss educational experiences. An afternoon spent here will instill in you a greater appreciation for those who have dedicated themselves to protecting the citizens of Denver, both past and present. Admission is budget-friendly, and more information regarding prices, hours of operation and directions can be found at denverfirefightersmuseum.org.
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