Historic Molly Brown House undergoes 1st major restoration project

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DENVER — She was known far and wide as the ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ after the RMS Titanic sunk in 1912. But long before that infamous day, Molly Brown was known here in Colorado for her generosity and flamboyant personality.

Brown lived in Leadville and married the manager of a local silver mine in 1886. Shortly after their marriage, Brown’s husband, James. J. Brown, discovered a large deposit of gold. Eventually, the couple moved to Denver and lived in what’s now known as the Molly Brown House Museum.

For the first time in more than 40 years, the museum is undergoing its first major restoration. From its iconic front porch to the carriage house roof, there’s plenty to fix up! Historic Denver has been trying to raise $2 million — $1 million would go toward the museum.

About 90% of the of the $2 million has been raised so far, but Historic Denver is still looking for donations. To learn more or to donate, visit their website.