Margaret Tobin Brown became famous as a heroic survivor of the Titanic shipwreck that killed 1,500, but her spirit + aspirations were "unsinkable" throughout her colorful career as a leading philanthropist, activist and socialite. Interestingly, Molly Brown House is one of the most favorite haunted spots in Colorado to visit during Halloween when people are looking for Victorian horror stories and some paranormal activities. And among other bizarre fictions, Fowler even has Maggie passing the time on board the Titanic by throwing grapefruits overboard and shooting them as they fell.
Margaret Tobin Brown died of a brain tumor on 26 October 1932, at the Barbizon Hotel in New York where she had been working with young actresses. To get the story straight, we were directed to the Molly Brown House Museum on Pennsylvania Street, about nine blocks southwest of the hotel.
We were able to really maximize a warren of small rooms and open them up,” Malcomb said as she walked through the new Natural Resources Education Center, a sleek, compact exhibit in the basement that appeals to both history buffs (with copious text and photos) and schoolchildren (check out that real sponge-gold from the Little Johnny Mine in Leadville!).
One project Margaret was most proud of was the construction of a playground and summer school for poor children at Denver's River Front Park. Brown helped to establish many of the things that make Denver Denver,” says Annie Robb Levinsky, assistant director of the museum.
The Brown's first child, Lawrence Palmer Brown, was born on August 30, 1887 in Hannibal, Missouri. On a visit to Denver, Colorado in November 2011, my girlfriend requested that we visit the Molly Brown House Museum as she had grown up watching the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Molly Brown helped found the Denver Woman's Club and worked for juvenile courts. Restored the house as close as possible to its original state and collected many of the Brown family's original furnishings from the late 1800s. Molly” Brown - who really only went by Margaret or Maggie, is most famous for surviving the 1912 sinking of the Titanic after the ocean-liner hit an iceberg.
Historic Denver's Molly Brown House Museum is among the most visited historic sites in the state of Colorado, and one of only a handful of sites nationally dedicated to the Vacation interpretation of a woman's story. If you've taken our Denver tour, you might remember that we stop at the Molly Brown House and Museum, and discuss the life of this extremely interesting and vibrant woman (who's name was actually Margaret).