Two Boulder County museums open for the season

The following is a press release from Boulder County and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service.

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Nederland Mining Museum

The Nederland Mining Museum opens for the season this Saturday, June 1.

The Nederland Mining Museum offers a glimpse into the world of hard rock mining days in Boulder County. Indoor and outdoor displays of trams, ore carts, engines, historic photographs, and rare mining claim maps show how miners lived and how hard rock mining played a part in Colorado’s history.

  • Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (June through Aug.)
  • Location: 200 N. Bridge Street, Nederland.
  • Cost: Admission is free.
  • Contact: Nederland Mining Museum, 303-258-7332, during museum hours, or Sheryl Kippen, 303-776-8848 or

Dougherty Museum

The Dougherty Museum opens Friday, June 7.

The museum is home to one of the finest collections of antique automobiles in the region.
This summer, the Dougherty Museum celebrates its 40th year as home to a collection of beautifully restored antique automobiles dating as far back as 100 years. Many are in running order. Several Stanley Steamers, used to take guests up to the Stanley Hotel, are also on display. The museum also has musical instruments, phonographs, farming equipment, and other antiques.

  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (June through Aug.)
  • Location: 8306 North 107th Street, Longmont (one mile south of Longmont on the east side of US 287).
  • Cost: Admission to the Dougherty Museum is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 years of age are free. Those who visit the museum can sign a guest book ensuring they can return free of charge for the rest of the summer!
  • Contact: Pascale Fried, Boulder County Parks & Open Space Education and Outreach Coordinator, 303-678-6201, or

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