A non-profit dedicated to preserving the local history of firefighting, the Denver Firefighters Museum is one of our fair city’s most charming hidden treasures. From groundbreaking state-of-the-art gallery space to engaging programs and special events, there is always something new to explore–not to mention that it’s a thrilling outing for any wannabe firefighting hero. Now, the Denver Firefighters Museum is your Totally Awesome pick for best kid-friendly museum in Denver. Here’s what the museum’s Chief Curator had to say:
Red Tricycle: Congratulations! Your community recently voted you “Most Awesome.” What do think your customers value most about your business?
Winifred Ferrill: The experience they have with their kids discovering the history of firefighting in Denver and the way firefighters are today. We have many hands-on interactive areas for kids and parents.
RT: What inspired you to start your business?
WF: The Museum was started by then Chief of the Department, Myrle Wise, who fought to save the Old No. 1 Fire Station the Museum is in for the enjoyment and education of generations to come.
RT: Any advice for new business owners just getting started?
WF: Make sure you have a business plan first.
RT: Can you give us one tip for balancing entrepreneurship with parenthood?
WF: Encourage your kids to be mini-entrepreneurs when they are young; it’s never too late to start.
RT: What is your proudest moment as a business owner or parent?
WF: Reading the incredibly thoughtful and grateful notes from visitors over the years about how much they enjoyed the Museum.
RT: Is there a special offer you’d like to let Red Tricycle know about?
WF: Look at our website for the several free days we offer throughout the year.