Grand Opening: Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum



It's over. The wait. The construction. The dust. The welding. The installation. The anxiety.The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is finally ready to open its doors to the public. And so we would like to extend an invitation for everyone to join us for our weekend-long opening celebration.

What: Grand Opening WeekendWhen: February 16, 10am-9pm / February 17, 10am-6pmWhere: At the BWAMM, of course, inside the American Mountaineering Center. 710 10th St., Golden, Colo. Two temporary exhibits will accompany our grand opening. The first is a selection of Inuit Art from the collection of Dr. Samuel Wagenfeld. The other exhibit first appeared at Explorer's Hall at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC. Now, Jon Waterman is bringing his "Journey Across the Artic Refuge" to the Museum. Both exhibits are free with the price of admission to the museum.


The 16th (10am-9pm)10am - Ribbon cutting 2pm - Ed Bernbaum--world renowned specialist on mountain culture and scared mountains--will speak on his subject of expertise 4pm - Jake Norton — photographer, guide, and member of the Mallory and Irvine Research Expeditions — will speak about "Culture and Change in Mountaineering" 7pm - Lynn Hill will speak about "Free Climbing the Nose" Base Camp, our adventure gift shop, will be open all day.The 17th (10am-6pm)11am - Tonya Riggs, member of the Peace Climb 2006, will speak about her expeditions 2pm - Kelly Cordes, strict adherent to light weight alpinism, will speak about "Trying, Falling, and Sometimes Succeeding"For more information in the coming weeks, visit our new website at