Margaret Brown

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Review: It's Smooth Sailing With The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    The Unsinkable Molly Brown is one of the Denver Center Theatre Company's most ambitious productions in its thirty-year history: The company has spared neither pains nor expense in having Meredith Willson's 1960 musical reworked and remounted -- and the results are impressive. See also: The Unsinkab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Dick Scanlan on Reviving The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and the Real Margaret Brown

    With a newly revised script and lyrics by Dick Scanlan, it's been smooth sailing for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which continues Denver Center Theatre Company run until October 26 Westword spoke with Scanlan just before the show premiered last week, and he talked about how The Unsinkable Molly Brown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Unsinkable Margaret Brown Was a Crusader Before She Became a Musical Heroine

    Margaret Tobin Brown was not the perky, Debbie Reynolds-like character from The Unsinkable Molly Brown. In fact, she was not even known as Molly when she lived in Denver. The "Indomitable Mrs. James J. Brown" might have been a better nickname, since despite being snubbed by this city's society maven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Fritchle Electric Car Finally Parks at History Colorado

    When History Colorado planned its Denver A to Z exhibit, which features everything from the Barrel Man to zombies (don't ask), it had a true historic artifact for the letter E: an electric car, the Fritchle, which was manufactured in Denver in the early 1900s and featured in the old museum's exhibit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Make some history at COmingle tonight, One Past 5 next week

    Colorado may be a square state -- in shape, if not in spirit -- but History Colorado promises to break "out of the box" at its new monthly program, COmingle, which kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m. today, March 13, at the History Colorado Center. The theme of the gathering? "Colorado Is the Best." And the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Photos: Top ten "haunted" Denver places to visit on Halloween

    We recently put together a list of the top ten haunted Denver sites to visit on Friday the 13th -- Friday, September 13, to be precise. Now, the calendar has rolled around to the next spooky holiday: Halloween. And the ten places highlighted by, a website that purports to reveal hau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Photos: Top ten "haunted" Denver sites to visit on Friday the 13th

    What to do on Friday the 13th that doesn't involve donning a hockey mask and slashing horny teenagers to bits? We've got ten answers courtesy of, a website that purports to reveal haunted places across the country -- including plenty in Colorado. Below, see the top ten Denver haunts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, August 26-29

    If seeing all the students heading back to school has you longing for fresh notebooks and classroom walls, you can satisfy that desire for education without heavy tuition costs. Whether you want to hear about astrobiology from professors at the Deer Pile, take a tour to find out more about Molly Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Five unlikely patriotic places to celebrate the Fourth of July in Colorado

    For the little bit of time I spent living in New York City, there were many times when I found myself homesick for Colorado. The only things that seemed to quell the unnecessary self-sorrow were trips to Target and McDonald's. Those places were reminders of my somewhat suburban American existence, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Women and children first! Travel back to 1912 on Colorado Public Television

    Mrs. J. J. Brown was never known as Molly. She cared much more about helping the poor in turn-of-the-last-century Denver than she did with crashing what passed for high society. She did not strip to her corset while rowing lifeboat #6 after the sinking of the Titanic, although she kept the group goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Titanic anniversary is awash in conspiracy theories

    Sure, there are Martians living under Denver International Airport, and the New World Order has concentration camps there. Still, all the conspiracy theories about DIA don't hold a candelabra to the flotilla of rumors floating around the hundredth anniversary of the Titanic tragedy. And we're not ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Happy hundredth to the Brook Forest Inn

    ​In an industry when a restaurant reaching its first birthday is considered noteworthy, the run of the Brook Forest Inn is nothing short of remarkable. Edwin and Marie Welz, immigrants who'd only arrived in this country in 1910, purchased an old homestead near Evergreen and in 1919 opened th ... More >>

  • Film

    January 1, 2009
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    May 15, 2008

    Pink and Brown

    The Molly Brown House Museum goes political.