Experience Historic Colorado Across the State this October
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:50am
DENVER (October 2, 2015)–History Colorado invites you to participate in a History Colorado Experience in a town near you, this October History Colorado will be hosting family friendly events to educate and entertain across the state. Whether you’re looking to tour the historic, Italianate-style Denver building that was once home to territorial governor John Evans, or you’re in Trinidad looking to explore the rich history of the Santa Fe Trail, History Colorado has many day trips and adventures this Fall.
Events at History Colorado Center- Denver
Monday, October 5, The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park, 1–3pm Join us for Nick Mollé’s presentation “The Living Dream,” a collection of historical photography and vintage contemporary film that tells the history of Rocky Mountain National Park from the Native American and Mountain Man eras through the 20th century, followed by Q&A. Reservations required.
Tuesday, October 6, Archival Treasures, noon–1:30pm History Colorado’s archival collections include letters, diaries and personal records from some of Colorado’s most famous (and infamous) individuals. Take an in-depth look at original documents from the Tabor family, William Jackson Palmer, Ned Wynkoop, George Bent and more. Reservations required.
Monday, October 19, Colorado’s State Symbols, 1–2 pm, 7–8 pm Did you know Colorado has more than thirty official state symbols? State Historian Emeritus Dr. William Convery uncovers the history behind some of the more obscure state symbols—and makes the case for why we need them. Reservations required.
Tuesday, October 20, Third Tuesday Rendezvous, 5–9pm Can’t make it to the museum during business hours? See the exhibits and check out special out-of-the-box after-hours programs and activities. Best for ages 18+. Free with museum admission.
Wednesday, October 21, The Latino Experience in Vietnam, 6–8pm Latino soldiers died at a disproportionately high rate during the Vietnam War, leaving many wondering why the democratic ideals they fought for abroad were denied to them at home. Join us for a discussion on the Latino experience in Vietnam and the Chicano and anti-war movements. Reservations required.
Monday, October 26, Sisters of Courage: Homesteading the Rockies,1–2 pm Join historian Dave Lively as he shares the pioneer experience of Annie and KittieHarbison and their family’s extraordinary life. Reservations required.
Saturday, October 31, Historic Halloween, 11am–2pm Trick-or-treat around the museum and meet famous Coloradans like William Green Russell and Molly Brown.
Friday, October 2 through January, Meditations on Fragments A collection of photographs from nationally acclaimed Paul Caponigro, who is recognized as one of America’s most significant and influential fine art photographers.
Friday, October 2nd, First Friday Art Walk, 5–8pm Guests can view the new gallery and explore the Byers-Evans House Museum. Free admission.
Saturday, October 31, Halloween Tea, 12:30–2:30pm Enjoy a special holiday treat and tour the specially decorated Byers-Evans House Museum. Reservations required.
Saturday, October 17, 2nd Annual Goodnight Trail Western Art Auction and Sale 4–7pm. See the artwork and craftsmanship of local and statewide artists. Wine and cheese will be served by Sommelier Carol Kemski, and music will be provided by Tom Munch.
History Colorado, a Smithsonian Affiliate, inspires generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in building a better Colorado. Find us on Facebook.com/HistoryColorado and on Twitter@HistoryColorado. For more information visit www.HistoryColorado.org, call 303-HISTORY (447-8679) or visit us at the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.