Second Object Revealed in Who Knew!? Everything Old is New Again
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:57pm
Second Object Revealed in
Who Knew!? Everything Old is New Again
DENVER (November 23, 2015)–
Clue: We are excited to make our debut again. We miss the days with the Silver Queen, the supportive American Indian woman and our beloved Titanic survivor.
What: This week, History Colorado is excited to reveal dresses from three prominent women in our state’s history: Margaret “Molly” Brown’s 1920s two-piece dress, Chipeta’s handmade dress and Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor’s opera coat.
Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor is most recognized as a symbol of Colorado’s mining boom. She lost her husband in the early 20th century and her fortune as highlighted in Searching for Home: Homelessness in Colorado History.
During the late 1800s, Chipeta, the second wife to Chief Ouray of the Utes, was a vocal supporter of Chief Ouray’s policies. This dress was made and worn by Chipeta as she was a skilled seamstress and beader.
Margaret “Molly” Brown is well known for surviving the Titanic, but she also participated in the women’s suffrage movement.
Cafe Rendezvous Special for the Who Knew!? artifact: Colorado Harvest Vegetable Stew
Who: History Colorado. This week’s object will be revealed by Sandra Dallas, New York Times best- selling author.
When: November 24, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Why:Who Knew!? Everything Old is New Again will reveal objects, some never before seen by the public, every week from November 20 through January 8. After an object has been revealed, it will be on display at the History Colorado Center through January 24. Follow History Colorado through an exploration of collections and the mysterious items we’ve selected as we uncover the extraordinary, unexpected and infamous past of our state.
History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.
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