Memorial celebration at the Old Homestead House Museum.

Cripple Creek, Colorado (THE OLD HOMESTEAD MUSEUM BOARD) May 16, 2021 — The Old
Homestead, once a grand brothel for the rich men of the Gold Rush Era in Cripple Creek is
planning to hold a memorial for their famous Madame Pearl DeVere. Join us in celebrating the life of Pearl on Saturday June 5 th , 2021 at 353 E. Myers Ave, Cripple Creek, CO
During our normal operating hours 11 am to 5 pm that day you can enjoy discounted admission to the museum $1 off ($6.00), special guest sharing the story of Pearl and we will be handing out “pearl” necklaces to our guests. There are possible photo opportunities with Pearl and others. It will be a day of remembrance.
The Old Homestead began as an exclusive brothel in 1896 during Colorado’s Gold Rush and is today a museum painting a picture of Colorado’s history for tourists from around the world, thanks to a group of local ladies dedicated to protecting the historic building for future generations.
Madame Pearl DeVere built and ran the house until her Death on June 5 th , 1897 of a suspected morphine overdose. Her funeral was the biggest and grandest ever held in Cripple Creek. She was known for being a striking woman who ran the best brothel in town. Pearl gave money to churches, schools, and miners widows frequently, which is part of the reason she is still a legend in Cripple Creek today.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a step back in history, hear the stories of the house and it’s furnishing while honoring our famous Madame.
For additional information about The Old Homestead Museum, contact Charlotte Bumgarner at 719-689-2485 or or The Old Homestead Museum at 719-689-9090.