The Denver Firefighters Musuem
Now one of the top three firehouse museums in the United States, the Firefighters Museum in Denver, Colorado is home to many exhibits and activities dedicated to the history of the city’s fire department. The collection includes fire apparatus, uniforms, trophies, and fire suppression materials dating back 150 years, along with manuscripts, photos and artwork from local and national artists.
The galleries are split into various themed areas including Communicating Fire, Personal Protective Tools and Equipment, Suppression, and Apparatus. There are also hands-on activities for everyone to interact with and enjoy. There is even a whole section dedicated to children and teaching them the importance of fire prevention.
Not only is the museum full of art and history, it is also a historic firehouse itself. The building was built in 1909 and was the original Firehouse Number 1.
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