Did you know?

In the 1970s, Denver's historic buildings faced the threat of demolition in epic numbers. Thanks to a determined group of concerned citizens, Historic Denver, Inc. was created just in time to save one of our city's most celebrated historic homes - that of the "unsinkable" Margaret Brown.

Get Involved

Our iconic landmarks and the character of Denver’s historic neighborhoods need and deserve our support. Historic Denver’s work would not continue without support from the community that values the quality of life a well-preserved city presents. Please help us preserve and promote Denver’s unique character by joining our cadre of annual supporters.

New Membership Structure

Historic Denver and the Molly Brown House Museum have enjoyed a loyal supporter base for more than forty years. Members attend seminars and events, help with advocacy efforts, volunteer, and provide the organization with a critical backbone of support. The organization continues to welcome new supporters each quarter, and strives to keep existing supporters engaged with the work we do.

As the organization grows in capacity and the Molly Brown House Museum staff sees increasing attendance numbers, we have decided to implement a new membership program. Current members of Historic Denver and the Molly Brown House Museum will receive the same benefits they have enjoyed in the past, with additional new benefits matching their most recent level of support. You will be contacted about your current level of support and your member benefits in the upcoming months. New benefits will take effect on July 1st, 2014.

*In addition to our Basic Senior Individual membership, we offer a senior rate for our supporters 65 years of age or older for higher levels. For individual memberships we also offer a student and educator discounted rate.

**Happy Hour Passes grant free admission to one of Historic Denver’s One Past 5 Happy Hour or Molly Brown House Museum’s Young Professional Thirsty Thursday events. There are typically 6-8 of these Happy Hour events each year. Subject to availability, please RSVP at least two weeks before the event to reserve your spot. For more information, please visit our website at www.historicdenver.org/get-involved or call (303)534-5288 extension 7.

***The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association is a growing network of museums and cultural institutions around the county. If you renew at the Associate level ($125) or above, you will receive free or discounted admission and reciprocal benefits at these museums. For more information on NARM and a complete listing of participating museums, visit narmassociation.org.

Historic Denver and the Molly Brown House Museum are also offering higher level memberships as well as corporate and business sponsorships. For more information, please call (303)534-5288 x 7.

Join online or mail a donation to 1420 Ogden Street, Suit 202, Denver, CO 80218.

Historic Denver, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and a portion of your annual support is tax deductible.  

Your support now will set us on our way and make possible the implementation of several key, transformational efforts: 
  • Implementation of a proactive advocacy agenda that will include financial and technical assistance to neighborhoods and property owners seeking to protect and reuse historic places
  • Creation of a reserve fund to support the Molly Brown House Museum and preservation advocacy
  • Reinvestment in our key resource, the Molly Brown House, including the rehabilitation of the masonry front porch, stabilization of the north chimney, carriage house roof replacement and improvements to collections storage
  • Continued leadership on the first-ever citywide survey of historic resources, Discover Denver, which includes the first pilot survey of Architects Small House Service Bureau homes
  • Publication of a Spanish-language version of Discovering Denver: Brick by Brick, our 4th grade Denver history resource, so that we can better adapt to the changing demographics in our region

Each of these efforts will place the organization and our city’s historic resources on a path to a sustainable future, amplifying the preservation voice and ensuring that our legacy architecture and the local stories represented by the built environment are an essential part of our community’s growth and development.


Volunteers are the backbone of Historic Denver's work, helping us to preserve and protect places that matter to our city. Opportunities for volunteers are diverse, so we hope you can find something that works for you. For more information on specific opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page.