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Learn about the city’s history at the Brighton History Museum’s new exhibit “Splendid Valley and Brighton: Story of a Place” opening on Friday, April 1. The new exhibit will start with the area’s earliest inhabitants, exploring first the South Platte River Valley through successive waves of newcomers. Throughout the exhibit, visitors can see unique artifacts telling the story over time. Learn how a stopping point for stagecoaches and trains blossomed into the garden spot of the Splendid Valley. Discover how agriculture, immigrants and prosperity combined into today’s Brighton.

There are also many interactive elements in the new exhibit. Use your voice and imagination to influence the future. Children of all ages can touch historical replicas, build their own farmhouse with interlocking bricks or brush away the sands of time in our archaeology discovery table.

At the end of the exhibit, you will have a chance to hang your future vision for Brighton on a large map. Your comments will be viewed by city leaders.

To visit the new exhibit, visit the Brighton History Museum at Historic Brighton City Hall located at 22 S. 4th Avenue, Suite 206. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Starting April 1, the museum will be open Mondays (with a special focus on school-aged visitors for “Kid’s Mondays”), Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.. New expanded hours will be announced for the summer season soon.

If you have questions regarding the new exhibit, please contact Bill Armstrong, Museum Specialist, at warmstrong@brightonco.gov or 303-655-2288.