2013 Annual Meeting

2013 CWAM Annual Conference – April 25-27th
in Golden, Colorado … Where the West Lives

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, birthplace of Jolly Rancher candy, location of the largest single-site brewery on the planet — Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. And in 2013 Golden is the site of the CWAM Annual Conference (another feather in its cap!). Our theme:


From our everyday work of counting objects, records, personnel, and visitors to our larger role within our communities, the cultural landscape, and the non-profit world – Museums Count.

This year, CWAM is exploring all the ways that Museums Count. Make sure that your voice and stories are heard by presenting at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Golden, CO. 

Click here to download the proposal form

Golden offers a splendid array of culture, shopping, history and recreation.  Visitors can browse for artwork, explore historic landmarks and buildings, hike or bike the trails of Golden Gate Canyon State Park and the Table Mountains, sip a cappuccino in one of the eclectic coffee shops lining Washington Avenue, and tour a variety of interesting museums for a look back in time to life on the Colorado frontier. The extensive array of museums and attractions Golden has to offer is a source of cultural pride for this city of 18,000.

Only 15 miles west of downtown Denver, Golden is a world apart. Whether your tastes range from extreme sports like kayaking, mountain biking and hang gliding to more laid-back shopping, dining, and strolling along the river walk—Golden offers something for everyone.

More information about Golden Museums:

Golden History Museums provides engaging experiences for families at three unique venues: an 1867 hotel, The Astor House, the Clear Creek History Park ranch, and the Golden History Center.  Art lovers can enjoy beautiful works by national and regional artists displayed within the Foothills Art Center, or visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum to see one of the best collections of quilts in the United States.  The outdoor train yard exhibit of the Colorado Railroad Museum offers visitors a hands-on experience and information about the compelling beginning of Colorado’s railway system (including railroad robberies), while the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum offers a look at the lifestyle and accomplishments of adventure-seeking climbers. For a great view of the entire city and beyond, visitors can head up Lookout Mountain to visit the gravesite of famed showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as tour a museum honoring his life and work.  And of course, the world’s largest single site brewery, the Coors Brewery, is a must-see and offers free samples of its many brews.



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One Response to 2013 Annual Meeting

  1. Judy Knight says:

    Just returned home energized by another great CWAM meeting in Dubois. Thanks to the local committee who arranged hospitality — who would have thought that it wouldn’t be possible to see it all in the town of Dubois! The scavenger hunt was a great idea! Kudos to Melinda and Katrina, and the program Nathan’s group put together.

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