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Golden Landmarks Association
Golden Landmarks Association (GLA) is the second oldest non-profit historic preservation organization in Colorado and a qualified 501c3 non-profit organization. GLA is dedicated to preserving Golden’s history and historic places and educating residents and visitors alike about the Golden area. Our efforts in preserving the rich history of Golden have helped achieve the restoration and preservation of:

  • The Astor House Museum
  • The Ronzio photographic collection
  • The Clear Creek History Park
  • The interior of the Goosetown Tavern

Founded in 1972 in response to the planned demolition of the Astor House, Golden Landmarks Association  encourages the study and documentation of history and traditions in and around Golden, Colorado.  Our mission is to encourage preservation of and public conversation about both natural and man-made features including historic structures, photographs, literature, furniture and other artifacts of historical significance.

GLA’s office serves as a resource for anyone wishing to access the historic information we archive.    We encourage participation in Golden’s rich history through our ongoing support of various educational programs and community events.

Preservation.  Projects.  Perseverance.
Golden Landmarks Association educational and preservation projects raise public awareness of Golden’s unique history.  Our efforts include:

  • Preservation of historic photograph and artifacts of the Golden area including the Richard Ronzio and Pete Morrison collections
  • Restoration and preservation of architecturally significant structures such as the Pioneer Park, Brickyard House, East Street Historic District, Burgess House and many more.
  • Honoring Living Landmarks who are people or organizations who have made significant contributions to Golden and its rich history and celebrated at our annual Living Landmarks Dinner.
  • Working with other historic preservation organizations including those in the City of Golden, Jefferson County, the Greater Denver-Metro area and the State of Colorado.

Community and Education
Golden Landmarks Association is a long standing member of the Golden community.  We work with Golden citizens, businesses and other historic preservation organizations to support a variety of educational opportunities and community events.

  • Table Mountain Tales is a storytelling project highlighting stories about growing up in the shadow of North and South Table Mountains.  GLA sponsors an annual contest open to anyone who has a story to tell.
  • Historic Homes Tour is an annual event showcasing some of Golden’s historically noteworthy and architecturally rich homes.  Put on in conjunction with Golden’s other historical organizations, this is a must attend event.
  • Oral History Project is an ongoing effort to interview and record interviews of long-time Golden residents.
  • Special events and seminars are hosted throughout the year.

Contact Golden Landmarks Association at 303-279-1236, or email us!

Learn how you can become involved in Golden Landmarks Association and continue to support the restoration of the Brickyard House and other GLA projects.

Golden Landmarks Association hosts or is involved with several events throughout the year.

2017 Living Landmarks Dinner & Auction
When: May 5, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: Mt. Vernon Country Club, Golden, CO

This year's honorees are: Marcie Miller, Vicki Wagner & Leadership Golden

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Golden Landmarks Presents the Ronzio Historic Photographic Collection Art Show

When: March 19, 2017 thru April 30, 2017

Where: Golden Public Library,
1019 10th Street
Golden, CO

Take the opportunity to visit the library and see many historic photographs from the Ronzio Collection. This year's show includes prints of three of our photographs, hand-tinted by local artist Amber Andersen. All photographs are available for purchase. Ask at the front desk for information.