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Molly Brown House Museum – Virtual Tour

Molly Brown House - Virtual Tour

Molly Brown House Museum – Virtual Tour

The Molly Brown House Museum was the home of American philanthropist, activist, and socialite Margaret Brown. She was known as “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” because she survived the sinking of the Titanic.

The museum is her former home and exhibits and preserves the history of her life and that of historic Denver.

The house was built in the 1880s incorporating several popular styles of the period, including Queen Anne style architecture. The house was purchased by Margaret’s husband, in 1894.

In 1926, Margaret turned the home into a boarding house, which was later sold after Margaret’s death in 1932. In the 1970s, Historic Denver was established to raise funds to restore the home and preserve it as a museum.

Margaret Brown (1867 – 1932) had a 1960 Broadway musical developed based on her life and a 1964 film adaptation, which were both entitled “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

Margaret’s fame as a Titanic survivor helped her promote the issues she felt strongly about:

  • The rights of workers and women
  • Education and literacy for children
  • Historic preservation
  • Commemoration of the bravery and chivalry displayed by the men aboard the Titanic

During World War I in France, she worked with the “American Committee for Devastated France” to rebuild areas behind the front line and helped wounded French and American soldiers.

Highlights of the Molly Brown House

  • The story of the  legendary Titanic heroine Margaret “Molly” Brown
  • Colorado Women’s history
  • Colorado’s Mining history
  • The Women’s Suffrage movement that helped Colorado secure voting rights for women 25 years before the nation adopted it
  • Photographs and videos on Colorado’s influential women and history
  • The Architecture Exhibit – Historic Denver and the 1880s popular styles, including Queen Anne style architecture
  • The Curator Guided Tour of the House
  • Molly’s Neighborhood Walking Tour

Molly Brown House

  • Museums:       Molly Brown House
  • Also:                House of Lions
  • City:                 Denver
  • State:               Colorado
  • Country:          United States
  • Built:               1887
  • Type:               Historic House Museum
  • Location:        1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver, Colorado

Molly Brown House – Map

Molly Brown House – 360 Virtual Views

Molly Brown House – 360 Virtual Views

Molly Brown House – 360 Virtual Views

Molly Brown House – 360 Virtual Views

Molly Brown House

Molly Brown House

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Molly Brown House

Molly Brown House

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Molly Brown House

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“I don’t care what the newspapers say about me, as long as they say something.”
– Margaret “Molly” Brown

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Photo Credit: Onetwo1 at the English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

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