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Top Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In Denver

March is Women's History Month, so it's a great time to find a weekend to learn a bit more about the many contributions of women in Colorado History. You'll be amazed at just how many women have played important roles in the development of this beautiful state. There are so many different ways to learn about these great women including living museums and guided tours that you'll really enjoy. Here are five great ways to learn more about women's history in Denver.

Ladies of The Brown Tour
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(800) 321-2599

The historic Brown Palace is always a fascinating place to tour, it offers several different tours to guests and visitors year-round. However, for Women's History Month, you can take the Ladies of the Brown Tour to learn a little bit about the famous women who have played important roles in the famous hotel. From the wife of Henry C. Brown (the hotel's namesake) to the famous Molly Brown, there are so many great women who have stayed here and have fascinating stories. You'll learn about several First Ladies, including Mamie Eisenhower and Hilary Clinton, among many others as you get a guided tour with all the insider information about these wonderful women and their contributions.

The Colorado Women's Hall Of Fame
P.O. Box 18849
Denver, CO 80218

While the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame is available only online, you'll want to set aside some time to explore this fascinating website with your whole family. You'll learn all about the many great women who have played important roles in shaping the Colorado you know and love today. From activism and women's rights to the armed forces, arts and literature, athletics, aviation, business and industry, education and even engineering and aerospace, there are so many incredible contributions that you can easily spend hours exploring this massive online collection. You can sort the inductees by category or year, then just dive in and begin your education. Before you know it, you'll know more about women's history in Colorado than you ever thought possible.

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The Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4092

One of Denver's most famous women is the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Brown lived in Denver for many years, becoming one of Denver's most well-known philanthropists and activists. The Molly Brown House Museum is her actual home where she lived for much of her life. The home has been lovingly restored to be a living museum of life in the Victorian era of Denver, with lots of Brown's own possessions and art. You can tour this historic home, guided by one of the knowledgeable museum docents, as you learn all about the Titanic survivor, heroine and activist. Tours usually last around 45 minutes, so it's the perfect activity to bring the whole family for a day of education, as you experience one of Denver's most beloved homes.

Women + Film Voices Film Festival
Sie Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 595-3456

Date: March 17-22, 2015

Every March, the Sie Film Center offers its annual Women + Film Voices Film Festival, in conjunction with Women's History Month. This week-long festival showcases feature films, short films and documentaries all with the best in women's programming. From female directors and writers to films about women in history, there are lots of different films that you'll be able to enjoy, and it's a wonderful way to get a little more education about the contributions of women in the film industry. There are also lots of discussions and events offered throughout the festival, where you can meet several of the filmmakers, participate in question and answer sessions and get even more insider information about the role of women in film today.

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Women of the West
Denver Story Trek

Story Trek is a wonderful free service that allows you to download audio files featuring actual stories of famous contributions throughout history. You download these files to your phone or any listening device, then plug in your headphones and visit the actual sites. It's like having your own private guided tour for free. The stories featured in the Women of the West series include many historic sites in Colorado, including Four Mile Historic Park, The Byers Evans House Museum, The Molly Brown House, The Crawford Hill Mansion and even the Governor's Residence. You can download just one story, or get them all and prepare for a very full day of independent learning as you visit each site, listening to the stories and enjoying the history.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at

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