History Colorado is a national leader in historic preservation. But credit for our successes goes to the people of Colorado for their generous support. With 20% off of a History Colorado membership this year, it’s the perfect time to join our mission and show your support for history, education, and preservation efforts across the state. Continue reading “Help preserve the past with a History Colorado membership”
At the History Colorado Center, we’re always on the lookout for innovative ways to showcase our collections and incorporate history highlights into our public spaces beyond the exhibit galleries. One great example is our “100 Years Ago Today in Colorado” newspaper feature in the entrance hall. Our fantastic Design & Production team initiated that project last summer. The concept is pretty simple: every day, we display reproductions of the front pages of daily Colorado newspapers from 100 years ago. We currently feature The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Pueblo Chieftain and Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Continue reading “Headlines from the Past”
Today the mountains of Colorado are continuously flooded with people flocking to enjoy the bountiful trails. But imagine what it was like for the mountaineers at the turn of the century. Bulky wool clothing, heavy equipment and blisters all were part of the journey. These mountaineers were true adventurers who created what became the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC). Continue reading “This Week in Colorado History – Colorado Mountain Club is Founded”
The morning of Sunday, April 14, 1935 started out with sunshine and blue skies, but by the afternoon the temperature had dropped and an ominous black cloud was quickly approaching. This day would become to be known as Black Sunday. While Black Friday sees the mob of thousands of crazed shoppers, Black Sunday saw gale-like winds sweep across seven different states, and creating a widespread blackout from dust, and was one of the biggest storms during the Dust Bowl. Continue reading “This Week in Colorado History – Black Sunday”
At five years old, my family moved to a new apartment complex in Las Vegas, Nevada. As we carried our boxes through the parking lot, around the corner and up the stairs, I saw a girl my age watching from the grass field at the center of the complex. Jessica had big curly hair, dark skin and a contagious smile—we became instant friends. We shared sleepovers and family meals and loved every minute of our time playing together.