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Two Boulder County museums open for the season this Friday, June 1

The Nederland Mining Museum and Longmont's Dougherty Museum open this Friday

Boulder County, Colo. - Two Boulder County Parks & Open Space museums open for the season this Friday, June 1.

Nederland Mining Museum buiding

Nederland Mining

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 October)

Where: 200 N. Bridge Street, Nederland

Cost: Admission is free

Phone: 303-258-7332

Contact: Nederland Mining Museum, 303-258-7332, during museum hours, or Sheryl Kippen, Cultural History Program Coordinator, at 303-776-8848 or

Dougherty Museum

Dougherty Museum

The Dougherty 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 (from June to August)

Where: 8306 North 107th Street, Longmont (one mile south of Longmont on the east side of US 287).

Cost: Admission to the Dougherty Museum is $5 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

Learn about all of the museums of Boulder County Parks & Open Space at