Brighton's City Museum

Museum Exhibit 3
Museum Exhibit 2
Museum Exhibit 1

The City of Brighton established a museum in 2016, administered by the Historic Preservation Commission.  The museum holds a collection of over 10,000 objects and has displayed three exhibits:

  • Read All About It - Over the past fifteen years, the BHPC has received numerous publications ranging in date from 1894 to 2015 including the Japanese newspaper collection found under the floors at the Bromley Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm.  Additionally, we have recently obtained the Metro West Newspaper Collection that includes the Brighton Blade, the Fort Lupton Press, and the Adams County Republican.  We created an exhibit that reflects our  collections and demonstrates the changes Brighton has experienced through the years.
  • Town and Country -  How does a city exist without the country? Often, people think Denver existed on its own, but Brighton supported Denver by bringing milk, eggs, vegetables, sugar beets, and much more to the city. Our exhibit strives to explain how town and country cannot exist without the other. 
  • The Great Western Sugar Factory - In 2015, the BHPC toured the Great Western Sugar Factory before its demolition and was able to save many artifacts from destruction/loss.  The exhibit reflects the efforts of former Great Western Sugar Factory employees who endeavored to produce sugar, America's most prominent commodity.

Since March of 2018 an exhibit will feature Victorian social life has been on display.  

The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  If you need to visit the research beyond these hours, please call or email for an appointment. (303) 655-2051 or kbauer@brightonco.gov