RSS Feed https://www.historycolorado.org/articles/blogs en Preserving America Through the Power of Youth https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2019/08/22/preserving-america-through-power-youth%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This week Colorado parents woke their kids from summer’s slumber, ushering them off to school to begin the 2020 academic year.  Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 12:00pm Philip Clapham https://www.historycolorado.org/Preserving%20America%20Through%20the%20Power%20of%20Youth The Miles and Bancroft Awards—Who Just Won, and How to Apply https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2019/08/20/miles-and-bancroft-awards-who-just-won-and-how-apply%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Through the generosity and foresight of two Colorado women, History Colorado recognizes—with an annual awards program—those who’ve significantly advanced Colorado history. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 12:00pm Melissa de Bie https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Miles%20and%20Bancroft%20Awards%E2%80%94Who%20Just%20Won%2C%20and%20How%20to%20Apply%20 Book Lovers Blog https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/08/09/book-lovers-blog%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Happy Book Lovers Day! If you’re anything like us, you’re trying to get in the last of your summer reading before the school year begins. Reading books, whether digital or paper, has been a classic summer pastime for decades, and can go anywhere with you, from a log cabin in the Rocky Mountains to a road trip across eastern Colorado. We may be a bit biased here, but we love our books just as much as we love Colorado history! In honor of Book Lovers Day, we asked staff at History Colorado to recommend some of their favorite books that highlight Colorado history. We hope you enjoy these selections, and are inspired to explore our state’s colorful history during the warm summer months. Friday, August 9, 2019 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Book%20Lovers%20Blog Which State Had Women’s Suffrage First? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/07/25/which-state-had-womens-suffrage-first%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This year, many are celebrating the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extended suffrage by preventing states from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. This was a historic day in both United States history and women’s history, and is something worth celebrating. It was the culmination of decades of hard work and struggle for suffragists across the nation, from New York to California, from Colorado to Washington D.C. itself. Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Which%20State%20Had%20Women%E2%80%99s%20Suffrage%20First Five Historic Places for Night Skies https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/07/25/five-historic-places-night-skies%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Summer in Colorado is special. We get plenty of sunny days for adventures outdoors and just as many cool nights to relax and stargaze. There are also several incredible historic places in or near our state for viewing starry night skies! From urban observatories to ancient archaeological sites, these places boast campfire stories that are as interesting as those inspired by the constellations. Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Five%20Historic%20Places%20for%20Night%20Skies Artworks that “Captivate the Viewer Quietly”: Colorado Artist Bernard Arnest https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/07/24/artworks-captivate-viewer-quietly-colorado-artist-bernard-arnest%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Over the past two centuries Colorado’s scenic and atmospheric qualities dominated by the Rocky Mountains have inspired many visiting and resident artists, both male and female, working in a variety of styles and media. While known during their lifetimes through exhibitions and attendant press coverage, their careers subsequently have not received much attention or documentation so that some of them have all but disappeared from public memory. The exhibitions of Bernard Arnest (1917–1986) this year in Colorado Springs at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College once again put the spotlight on Arnest—who worked for forty-plus years in Colorado and outside the state—and provide an occasion to survey his notable career. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 12:00pm Stan Cuba https://www.historycolorado.org/Artworks%20that%20%E2%80%9CCaptivate%20the%20Viewer%20Quietly%E2%80%9D%3A%20Colorado%20Artist%20Bernard%20Arnest%20 “Wish You Were Here” in Colorful Colorado: Postcards and the Visual History of Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/07/24/wish-you-were-here-colorful-colorado-postcards-and-visual-history-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a postcard is even better. Sending postcards in one form or another has been a novel way to both show a picture and convey a message since the mid-nineteenth century. Postcards’ one-cent postage and collectible nature caused their popularity to boom throughout Colorado and the United States in the early 1900s, cementing their place in history as a fun, visual form of communication. Colorado’s mountain vistas, vacation spots, and growing communities across the state provided endless subject matter for small, three-by-five-inch snapshots with a quick note or greeting. Today, postcards from the past reveal Colorado’s visual history through photography as well as the ways Coloradans and visitors portrayed the state to the rest of the world. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 12:00pm Kevin Smith https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CWish%20You%20Were%20Here%E2%80%9D%20in%20Colorful%20Colorado%3A%20Postcards%20and%20the%20Visual%20History%20of%20Colorado Colorado's Kickoff to Woman Suffrage https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/07/18/colorados-kickoff-woman-suffrage%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ever wonder how women a century ago tolerated the restrictions placed on them pre- equal rights and women’s lib? Clue: a number of them didn’t. While strictures then may have been weightier than today, women of independent mind, strong will, and dedicated principles simply ignored the limits society tried to impose and did what they had to do. Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Bonnie McCune https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%26#039;s Kickoff to Woman Suffrage Wagon Uncovered: “Sweet Freedom’s Plains” Wins 2019 Barbara Sudler Award https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/07/09/wagon-uncovered-sweet-freedoms-plains-wins-2019-barbara-sudler-award%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 2019 winner of the Barbara Sudler Award is Dr. Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, Emerita Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento, for her book Sweet Freedom’s Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841–1869. The book is volume 12 of the University of Oklahoma Press’ (UOP) “Race and Culture in the American West Series.” Moore’s book is available for purchase in the museum gift shop at the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House or can be ordered online via the University of Oklahoma Press website.  Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 12:00pm Cat Jensen https://www.historycolorado.org/Wagon%20Uncovered%3A%20%E2%80%9CSweet%20Freedom%E2%80%99s%20Plains%E2%80%9D%20Wins%202019%20Barbara%20Sudler%20Award Stories of Colorado Dude and Guest Ranches https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/06/28/stories-colorado-dude-and-guest-ranches%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado recently acquired the historical archive of the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association (CDGRA) dating from 1933 through 2018. Formed in 1933, the association is a membership organization serving as a vital marketing resource, and, more importantly, as a system of self-regulation ensuring that Colorado dude and guest ranches are held to high standards. Friday, June 28, 2019 | 12:00pm Melynda Seaton, PhD https://www.historycolorado.org/Stories%20of%20Colorado%20Dude%20and%20Guest%20Ranches Hustle or Bustle: The Story of Laura Evans’ Hip Form https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/06/24/hustle-or-bustle-story-laura-evans-hip-form%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting our state’s history for 140 years. Our first collections were stored in a rented room at the Glenarm Hotel—the building that served as the state capitol in 1879.  Obviously, we’ve outgrown the Glenarm and three other locations since that time. We now manage more than 15 million photographs, documents, and artifacts. Considering the number of moves we’ve made, the number of sites and storage facilities statewide that we maintain, and the evolution of the documentation and tracking process—from cursive ledger book entries to typewritten catalog cards to computer database records—it is not surprising that an occasional artifact (or a box of them) has been separated from its provenance. Monday, June 24, 2019 | 12:00pm James Peterson https://www.historycolorado.org/Hustle%20or%20Bustle%3A%20The%20Story%20of%20Laura%20Evans%E2%80%99%20Hip%20Form Five Opportunities for Heritage Education in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2019/06/19/five-opportunities-heritage-education-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado has a rich and varied heritage. For centuries it was a place on the frontier, a living borderlands where many different cultures, countries, and nationalities intersected and interacted, often working together to live prosperously. Settlers from a wide variety of regions traveled here and shared the common experience of living on the frontier of their homelands. Because of this, there are many traditional skills, habits, and knowledge that all Coloradans have in common as a shared history. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Five%20Opportunities%20for%20Heritage%20Education%20in%20Colorado Journeying through a History of Colorado Food https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/06/18/journeying-through-history-colorado-food%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Food is among the best of summer’s delights. As you consider the adventures you plan to have in Colorado this coming season, don’t forget the many ways food can connect you with our state’s unique heritage. Even with its dry climate and short summer season, Colorado has a surprising legacy of culinary prowess. From the turkeys domesticated by ancient Puebloans to the wineries that have boosted tourism on the Western Slope, Colorado is full of delicious stories and destinations to savor! Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Journeying%20through%20a%20History%20of%20Colorado%20Food Colorado Women Featured in History Education App https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/06/17/colorado-women-featured-history-education-app%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Lessons in Herstory is a new augmented reality app that’s helping students learn more about significant women in American history. Because history textbooks seldom feature women’s stories—in fact, research indicates that 89% of history-textbook content is, on average, about men—this app offers users a new perspective. Lessons in Herstory connects images of male historical figures in a popular history textbook with stories about history-making women from the same period. If you’re looking for a way to expand your knowledge of herstory (as opposed to history) this summer, look no further than Lessons in Herstory in the App Store for iOS. Here’s a preview of some of the fascinating and influential Western and Coloradoan women you can learn about with Lessons in Herstory. Monday, June 17, 2019 | 12:00pm Kiera Breitenbach https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20Women%20Featured%20in%20History%20Education%20App 11 Black Coloradans’ Stories of Emancipation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/06/14/11-black-coloradans-stories-emancipation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Next week we observe the formal end of slavery in the United States on Juneteenth. Although President Lincoln gave his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Colorado was just coming into its own at this time, and suffrage for African Americans was a central issue on the path to statehood, leading President Andrew Johnson to reject a bill in 1867. Friday, June 14, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/11%20Black%20Coloradans%E2%80%99%20Stories%20of%20Emancipation Chicana Power: Female Leaders in el Movimiento and the Search for Identity https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/06/12/chicana-power-female-leaders-el-movimiento-and-search-identity%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Chicano/a movement—el Movimiento—emerged in the late 1960s alongside other civil rights movements, such as Black Power and the American Indian Movement. Although these movements represented different racial and cultural groups in the United States, they shared the overarching goals of the empowerment of, and civil rights for, underrepresented and oppressed peoples. Maybe you’ve heard about noted Chicano leaders like Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales and César Chávez—and rightfully so. They were critical to the development of el Movimiento. Lesser known are the Chicana women who helped to make that movement possible. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 12:00pm Noah Allyn https://www.historycolorado.org/Chicana%20Power%3A%20Female%20Leaders%20in%20el%20Movimiento%20and%20the%20Search%20for%20Identity How US suffragists adopted UK suffragettes’ militant tactics https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/06/11/how-us-suffragists-adopted-uk-suffragettes-militant-tactics%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Looking ahead to the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 2020, the women’s suffrage movement and women-led activism was the subject of the National Youth Summit in May. Hosted by History Colorado, the Smithsonian, and students at five other museums across the country, the live webcast brought students, scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists together in a national conversation. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 12:00pm Sylvia Lambe https://www.historycolorado.org/How%20US%20suffragists%20adopted%20UK%20suffragettes%E2%80%99%20militant%20tactics Tidying Up Our Collections https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/06/07/tidying-our-collections%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E For many years, museum organizations like History Colorado have taken responsibility for holding artifacts in the public trust. Though the objects originate at various points in history, institutions such as ours hold them in trust for the people and places from which they came. However, sometimes objects fall outside of our mission and have little Colorado significance or storytelling value. The process of reviewing and removing items from our collection is known as deaccessioning. A healthy and necessary practice, deaccessioning allows museums to better care for the collections that have stories to tell, to reduce duplicate items, and to better maintain safe environments for the collections that remain. Friday, June 7, 2019 | 12:00pm Veronica Rascona, Sarah Davidson https://www.historycolorado.org/Tidying%20Up%20Our%20Collections What Has Knowing a Little Colorado History Done for Me Lately? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/06/05/what-has-knowing-little-colorado-history-done-me-lately%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The late Barbara E. Sternberg was a member of the Denver Woman’s Press Club who in 2011 wrote the biography Anne Evans—A Pioneer in Colorado’s Cultural History. This article is reprinted with permission from the blog Sternberg developed after this book was published. Anne Evans was a resident of the present-day Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum, one of History Colorado's museums. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 12:00pm Barbara E. Sternberg https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20Has%20Knowing%20a%20Little%20Colorado%20History%20Done%20for%20Me%20Lately Digitized Colorado Historic Newspapers to Double https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/05/31/digitized-colorado-historic-newspapers-double%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Since 2016, the Colorado Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) has been digitizing historic newspapers from counties all across the state thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).   Friday, May 31, 2019 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Digitized%20Colorado%20Historic%20Newspapers%20to%20Double Nga Vuong-Sandoval: Refugee, Activist, Historic Preservationist, and Advocate for Colorado’s Refugees https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/05/30/nga-vuong-sandoval-refugee-activist-historic-preservationist-and%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Today, Colorado is home to some 24,000 Vietnamese American residents, many of them living in Denver’s metropolitan area. Although most Denverites are well aware of the presence of this community, many know little about the history behind the city’s ethnic Vietnamese population. When Sài Gòn fell to the North Vietnamese in the spring of 1975, there was a mass exodus of refugees from the South. Between 1975 and 1992, over two million Vietnamese fled the country and nearly a million arrived in the United States. By 1990, Colorado was home to about 5,800 Vietnamese refugees. Despite the myriad contributions that Vietnamese refugees have made to the city, their history in Denver remains largely unknown to the general public. My interview with Nga Vuong-Sandoval highlights this history. Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 12:00pm Noah Allyn https://www.historycolorado.org/Nga%20Vuong-Sandoval%3A%20%20Refugee%2C%20Activist%2C%20Historic%20Preservationist%2C%20and%20Advocate%20for%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Refugees Newly Renovated Baca House Reopens https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2019/05/28/newly-renovated-baca-house-reopens%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On the corner of South Chestnut and East Main Streets in downtown Trinidad sits an unusual two-story building. It has a large patio, a second-story balcony, and a widow’s walk at the very peak of the roof. It was constructed almost entirely out of adobe on a foundation of stacked stone, making it a rarity even in southern Colorado. And it’s almost 150 years old, making it one of the oldest still-standing buildings in the state, even older than the Bloom Mansion right next door. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Newly%20Renovated%20Baca%20House%20Reopens Public Trust: Building a Dialogue That Matters https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/05/23/public-trust-building-dialogue-matters%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Center for the Future of Museums notes in its 2019 TrendsWatch report that trust in institutions like governments and nonprofit organizations—History Colorado represents both of these sectors—is at an all-time low. While this fact might not immediately elicit optimism, report author Elizabeth Merritt notes this reality actually reflects a promising trend: the democratization of authority. Profound, rapid change at the start of the twenty-first century, Merritt writes, “gave voice to marginalized individuals and groups that were long excluded from traditional authority platforms.” Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 12:00pm John Eding https://www.historycolorado.org/Public%20Trust%3A%20Building%20a%20Dialogue%20That%20Matters Do you know this place?―May 2019 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/05/21/do-you-know-place-may-2019%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado is full of special places, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then share what makes them unique. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%95May_2019= Historic Wineries of Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/05/17/historic-wineries-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E With its extreme climate and rocky landscapes, Colorado might seem a surprising location for wineries. But when British explorer Isabella Bird traversed Colorado’s St. Vrain Canyon by horseback in 1873, she described “wild grape vines [trailing] their lemon-colored foliage along the ground.” Plenty of sunshine and cool nights in Colorado provide the ideal conditions for grapes with the complex character needed to produce delicious wines. Friday, May 17, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Historic%20Wineries%20of%20Colorado%20 Fort Garland Celebrates 31st Annual Memorial Day Encampment https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2019/05/14/fort-garland-celebrates-31st-annual-memorial-day-encampment%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E All across the fort, men drill in Reconstruction-era uniform, all in blues and grays. They pitch tents, clean their guns, and drink water from tin canteens. Heavy artillery, including cannons and mountain howitzers, is unloaded and set up. In the Soldiers’ Theatre, women in hoop skirts are gathered for domestic duties, kept energized by tea and conversation. And outside on the grounds, cavalry parade on horseback. This isn’t an image of centuries past. This is a recollection of last year’s Memorial Day Encampment, a special living-history event hosted annually at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Fort%20Garland%20Celebrates%2031st%20Annual%20Memorial%20Day%20Encampment Colorado’s Reel History: The Elk Mountain Pilot https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/05/10/colorados-reel-history-elk-mountain-pilot%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Our Colorado’s Reel History blog series showcases some of the many newspapers in our collection. With our Beer Here! exhibit opening next week, we've picked some relevant clippings from The Elk Mountain Pilot. Read on for a short history of the paper! Friday, May 10, 2019 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Reel%20History%3A%20The%20Elk%20Mountain%20Pilot History Education that Serves Working Families https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2019/05/06/history-education-serves-working-families%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Hands-On History, a unique program at El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo, Colorado, began several years ago as an after-school camp and has since evolved into an all-day educational experience. Most important, this program was designed to serve and support working families of Pueblo. Monday, May 6, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Education%20that%20Serves%20Working%20Families Highlighting Horses in our Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/05/03/highlighting-horses-our-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This weekend marks the 145th reprise of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Many of us will watch thoroughbreds earn their costly pedigree at the Kentucky Derby. While we celebrate these purebred horses for their agility and speed, horses in Colorado were largely obtained from wild herds of mustangs that were caught and domesticated. Wild horses and cowboys have long represented Colorado and the rest of the American West on the covers of western pulp books and magazines and in the minds of people all over the world. Historically, horses in the West have had more practical purposes than the status symbols that run at the Kentucky Derby. Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:00pm Stefanie Baltzell https://www.historycolorado.org/Highlighting%20Horses%20in%20our%20Collection The First Draft: Colorado History Over a Few Beers https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2019/05/02/first-draft-colorado-history-over-few-beers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Coloradans love our local beer. The first locally brewed keg was tapped in Denver to rave reviews from residents at the end of 1859. Today more than 360 breweries throughout the state—encompassing both the world’s largest beermaking plant and the smallest nano-operations—pour locally made libations for appreciative patrons. In every corner of this rectangular patch of mountains and plains, liquid artisans are crafting an array of exceptional beverages that pair well with the joys of living here. An intrepid (and thirsty!) aficionado could watch the Colorado sunset with a different locally made beer in hand every evening for nearly a decade without repeating. Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 12:00pm Jason Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20First%20Draft%3A%20Colorado%20History%20Over%20a%20Few%20Beers Colorado’s Reel History: Rocky Ford Enterprise https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/04/25/colorados-reel-history-rocky-ford-enterprise%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Our Colorado’s Reel History blog series showcases some of the many newspapers in our collection. Check out some clippings from the Rocky Ford Enterprise below, then read on for a short history of the paper. Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Reel%20History%3A%20Rocky%20Ford%20Enterprise A Ride Back in Time: Fort Collins’ Historic Trolley Turns 100 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/04/24/ride-back-time-fort-collins-historic-trolley-turns-100%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E While lots of cities had electric-powered streetcars, trolleys, and trams during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, relatively few had Birneys. Birneys were the Volkswagen Beetles of the streetcar world: They were small, light, mass-produced, and relatively affordable. About six thousand of them were built from 1915 until 1930. Today only a handful of Birneys are left in the world, and perhaps a dozen of them are still being operated as rail lines. Fort Collins’s Birney Car 21 is one of them, and it turns a century old this year. Its full name is Fort Collins Municipal Railway’s Birney Car 21, but people also call it “Car 21” or just “Birney.” Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Ride%20Back%20in%20Time%3A%20Fort%20Collins%E2%80%99%20Historic%20Trolley%20Turns%20100 Collecting the History of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/04/19/collecting-history-marijuana-legalization-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E January marked the fifth anniversary of the legal commercial sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado. Passed by ballot initiative on November 6, 2012, Amendment 64 legalized the private consumption of marijuana in Colorado and it was officially added to the state’s constitution on December 10, 2012. That same day Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for a task force to resolve any legal and policy concerns. As a result of Hickenlooper’s order the first marijuana stores didn’t open until January 1, 2014, when the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code was enacted. History Colorado has been actively acquiring objects and seeking donations related to the legalization of cannabis in the state as part of a contemporary collecting initiative to document and preserve this historic event for future Coloradans. Items collected so far range from water pipes to western wear to documentary films. Friday, April 19, 2019 | 12:00pm Melynda Seaton, PhD https://www.historycolorado.org/Collecting%20the%20History%20of%20Marijuana%20Legalization%20in%20Colorado Spring Breaks for History Buffs https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/04/18/spring-breaks-history-buffs%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Enjoying springtime in Colorado is just as likely to be about snow activities as hikes to see wildflowers. If you’re seeking a break that will transport you not only to new places but also to Colorado’s past, here are a few places to consider. Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Spring%20Breaks%20for%20History%20Buffs Aviation Takes Flight at Grant-Humphreys Mansion https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2019/04/12/aviation-takes-flight-grant-humphreys-mansion%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Many Denver residents are familiar with the historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion at 770 Pennsylvania Street. Colorado’s third governor, James B. Grant, ordered his mansion built in 1902, and Grant’s widow sold it to Albert Edmund Humphreys Sr. in 1917. But most Denver residents aren’t aware of the mansion’s connection to Denver aviation history. Friday, April 12, 2019 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Aviation%20Takes%20Flight%20at%20Grant-Humphreys%20Mansion The Rise and Fall of Denver’s Chinatown https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/04/11/rise-and-fall-denvers-chinatown%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Today, Denver’s LoDo is home to a number of thriving businesses, apartment complexes, restaurants, and art galleries. This area was once home to Denver’s Chinatown. Near modern-day Coors Field, Chinatown—also known as Hop Alley—formed along Wazee Street. It became the residential and business center of Chinese migrants living in the city in the 1870s. Despite this, there remains no trace of Denver’s Chinatown, with the exception of a commemorative plaque on the corner of Twentieth and Blake streets. Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 12:00pm Noah Allyn https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Rise%20and%20Fall%20of%20Denver%E2%80%99s%20Chinatown Virginia Castro, in her own words https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/04/08/virginia-castro-her-own-words%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Virginia Castro is known to many as the widow of late Chicano leader and state representative Richard Castro, but, like him, she has a story of her own. She recently shared her oral history with us—you can listen to it here. Read on for a brief summary of her life in Colorado. Monday, April 8, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Virginia%20Castro%2C%20in%20her%20own%20words 6 things you didn’t know about Union Station https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2019/04/05/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-union-station%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ever since its founding in 1858, Denver has served as a hub for people passing from one destination to another. Because Denver has no navigable rivers, its destiny was instead carved out by the evolution of the railroad. Although the work involved in constructing a mountain passage initially made railroad builders wary, by 1870 both the Denver Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railways ran through town. We can experience this nexus of traffic today by visiting Union Station in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. However, with many new buildings in this area of the city, it may take some imagination to recall what transportation looked like in this warehouse district once lined with buildings made from brick and timber. Here are some things you might not know about Union Station that are sure to help spark your curiosity. Friday, April 5, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/6%20things%20you%20didn%E2%80%99t%20know%20about%20Union%20Station Do you know this place?—April 2019 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/04/04/do-you-know-place-april-2019%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There are countless places in Colorado that showcase how special our state is. But only some are historically significant enough to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then share what makes them unique. Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94April_2019= The Denver Artists Guild: How Much Do You Know About It? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/03/28/denver-artists-guild-how-much-do-you-know-about-it%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Barbara E. Sternberg was a member of the Denver Woman’s Press Club who in 2011 wrote the biography Anne Evans—A Pioneer in Colorado’s Cultural History. This article is reprinted with permission from the blog Sternberg developed after this book was published. Anne Evans was a resident of the present-day Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum, one of the statewide Community Museums of History Colorado. Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12:00pm Barbara E. Sternberg https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Denver%20Artists%20Guild%3A%20How%20Much%20Do%20You%20Know%20About%20It Teresita Sandoval: Trader, Homesteader, and Pioneer in Nineteenth-Century Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/03/27/teresita-sandoval-trader-homesteader-and-pioneer-nineteenth%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Prior to gaining statehood in 1876, southern Colorado was home to a number of important trading outposts. These forts played a crucial role in the development of the Southwest before the annexation of the region by the United States. Throughout the early nineteenth century, the Southwest was a meeting ground of diverse nations and cultures, including a variety of American Indian tribes, as well as Spanish and French traders. While many people associate this era of the American West with rugged mountain men, women were also critical to the development of the region. In many cases, women took on a diplomatic role, ensuring peaceful and prosperous trading relationships between Europeans and Indian tribes. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 12:00pm Noah Allyn https://www.historycolorado.org/Teresita%20Sandoval%3A%20Trader%2C%20Homesteader%2C%20and%20Pioneer%20in%20Nineteenth-Century%20Colorado Reliving Their Own History: The Importance of the Neighborhood Memory Projects https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/03/22/reliving-their-own-history-importance-neighborhood-memory-projects%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A neighborhood is more than just a location or a group of houses. It is a collection of people, each with their own unique experiences and recollections, who together form something greater. The collective memory of a community can be a powerful thing and it can tell important stories. Family, work, school, sports, church, and community are all recorded together in written, visual, and oral form. That is why El Pueblo History Museum is proud to host a variety of memory projects. Friday, March 22, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Reliving%20Their%20Own%20History%3A%20The%20Importance%20of%20the%20Neighborhood%20Memory%20Projects Colorado’s Reel History: The Chronicle-News https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/03/21/colorados-reel-history-chronicle-news%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Our Colorado’s Reel History blog series showcases some of the many newspapers in our collection. This month we feature The Chronicle-News, the Trinidad newspaper that once employed Ina Eloise Young, the first American woman sports editor. Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Reel%20History%3A%20The%20Chronicle-News 8 places to celebrate black history in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/03/18/8-places-celebrate-black-history-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Those looking to discover and celebrate the often-overlooked stories and experiences of black Americans stories need only explore the unique landscapes of Colorado. The places listed here demonstrate that black Coloradans have been and continue to be pioneering, disciplined, daring, and resilient, mirroring Colorado history as a whole. Monday, March 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/8%20places%20to%20celebrate%20black%20history%20in%20Colorado Guadalupe Briseño and the Female-led Strike in Brighton, Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/03/14/guadalupe-briseno-and-female-led-strike-brighton-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 1960s and ’70s were a period of widespread activism, from the African American Civil Rights movement to the antiwar movement. The Chicano movement, or El Movimiento, was born out of this nationwide desire for change, and Chicano/a activists in Colorado were at the cutting edge of the movement. Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12:00pm Noah Allyn https://www.historycolorado.org/Guadalupe%20Brise%C3%B1o%20and%20the%20Female-led%20Strike%20in%20Brighton%2C%20Colorado The Importance of Community Collaboration https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/03/13/importance-community-collaboration%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Community collaboration holds the power to make history engaging and relevant. It also can bring diverse people together to ensure the long-term care and preservation of our collective history and heritage. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Importance%20of%20Community%20Collaboration Do you know this place?—Women’s History Month edition https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/03/12/do-you-know-place-womens-history-month-edition%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The history of the impact women have made in the state of Colorado is extensive. Too often, their accomplishments incited little fanfare at the time. By revisiting these overlooked triumphs, we take an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Colorado women as well as the communities they helped shape. We can discover inspirational stories in the places that showcase how Colorado is special. In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then reveal what makes them unique. This month we quiz you on a place that women played a prominent role in creating and maintaining for generations of Coloradans. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94Women%E2%80%99s_History_Month_edition= Timeline: Byers-Evans Women & Their Influence on Early Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2019/03/08/timeline-byers-evans-women-their-influence-early-denver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In light of Women's History Month, we'd like to introduce you to the Byers and Evans families—whose former home is now the site of our Center for Colorado Women's History. Starting in 1883, the Byers-Evans House was home to several inspiring Colorado women whose lasting impact is still felt today. Explore this timeline to hear the stories of the many women who lived and worked in the home and how they influenced Denver's early history. Friday, March 8, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Timeline%3A%20Byers-Evans%20Women%20%26amp%3B%20Their%20Influence%20on%20Early%20Denver Colorado's Reel History: The Statesman and Denver Star https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/03/01/colorados-reel-history-statesman-and-denver-star%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We’re starting a new blog series called Colorado's Reel History to showcase some of the many newspapers in our collection. This month we feature the Statesman/Denver Star, a weekly paper founded in 1888 that served African American communities in the Rocky Mountain West. Check out some of the headlines in the slideshow below, then read on for more information about the influence this paper had on the community it served.   Friday, March 1, 2019 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%26#039;s Reel History: The Statesman and Denver Star Two Men Who Helped Pave the Way for African American Activists in Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/02/26/two-men-who-helped-pave-way-african-american-activists-denver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In light of Black History Month and the ongoing struggle for racial equality, it seems fitting to explore Denver’s rich history of African American activism. Although Denver is not commonly associated with civil rights activism, black Coloradans have long been active participants in the struggle against racial oppression. This was no less true during the first half of the twentieth century. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 12:00pm Noah Allyn https://www.historycolorado.org/Two%20Men%20Who%20Helped%20Pave%20the%20Way%20for%20African%20American%20Activists%20in%20Denver Spotlight On . . . Italians in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2019/02/22/spotlight-italians-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s hard to believe that seventeen years have passed since History Colorado launched its Italian community documentation project. Guided by the History Colorado Collection Plan, the leaders of this initiative collaborated with the Italian American community statewide, aiming to better represent that community in History Colorado’s permanent collection. As an early immigrant group in Colorado, Italians brought their culture, traditions, and skills to our state—playing a major role in the businesses that supported a growing population while providing labor needed for the development of the railroad, mining, and agriculture in the place we call home. Friday, February 22, 2019 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/Spotlight%20On%20.%20.%20.%20Italians%20in%20Colorado Do you know this place?—Black History Month edition https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/02/20/do-you-know-place-black-history-month-edition%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Since our nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Americans have recalled and honored the often-overlooked stories and experiences of black Americans during African American History Month. Those looking to discover and celebrate these stories need only explore Colorado’s special places. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94Black_History_Month_edition= 8 historic destinations for winter weekend warriors https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/02/18/8-historic-destinations-winter-weekend-warriors%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Weekend warriors can find some special winter delights across the state of Colorado. Since you’ll already be transporting yourself into stunning snowy landscapes, why not step back into Colorado’s past? We all know about awe-inspiring destinations like Breckenridge, Telluride, Durango and Estes Park. So here are some other Colorado destinations that are sure to inspire wonder of all kinds. Monday, February 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/8%20historic%20destinations%20for%20winter%20weekend%20warriors Quiz: Do you know enough civics to be naturalized? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2019/02/08/quiz-do-you-know-enough-civics-be-naturalized%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Do you know that anyone on the long journey to voluntarily become a U.S. citizen must first pass a civic exam? Find out if you have the knowledge of U.S. history and government that is required to pass this exam by taking the quiz below! Friday, February 8, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Quiz%3A%20Do%20you%20know%20enough%20civics%20to%20be%20naturalized 10 awkward personal ads from yesteryear https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/02/08/10-awkward-personal-ads-yesteryear%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Dating has never been easy. Before Tinder, single women and men would place personal ads in print newspapers. Looking through our extensive newspaper collection we found some gems that are sure to make you smile and cry this Valentine’s Day. Friday, February 8, 2019 | 12:00pm Stefanie Baltzell https://www.historycolorado.org/10%20awkward%20personal%20ads%20from%20yesteryear Do you know this place?—January 2019 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/01/30/do-you-know-place-january-2019%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado's places help tell the story of who we are and what makes our state so special. Our Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation helps Coloradans recognize our state’s most historically significant places through the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then tell you what makes them unique. The place we’re featuring this month represents an important piece of history. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94January_2019= Seeing Red: The unethical practice of redlining in Pueblo https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/01/29/seeing-red-unethical-practice-redlining-pueblo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1915, my great grandmother Bettina Trapaglia immigrated to the United States from Italy. On the ship’s manifest, archived in the records at Ellis Island, she listed her destination as: Elm Street, Pueblo, Colorado. The Elm Street neighborhood was home to many Italian immigrants. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Seeing%20Red%3A%20The%20unethical%20practice%20of%20redlining%20in%20Pueblo Video: We're sharing indigenous people's stories differently https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/01/25/video-were-sharing-indigenous-peoples-stories-differently%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We've had numerous exhibits over the 140 years we've been serving Colorado, but none have been quite like the one that opened last month. Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History tells the stories of Colorado’s longest continuous residents from the perspectives and in the voices of today’s Ute people. Bringing this exhibit to life took years of direct conversations and numerous face to face consultations with thirty members of the three Ute tribes. Friday, January 25, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Video%3A%20We%26#039;re sharing indigenous people's stories differently A timeline of the early history of Denver teachers https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2019/01/24/timeline-early-history-denver-teachers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In light of recent news, we decided to dive into our robust collection to see what stories we might unearth about the history of teachers in Denver.  The timeline below showcases a sampling of what we found and details how the profession of education in Colorado has evolved over the decades. Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20timeline%20of%20the%20early%20history%20of%20Denver%20teachers Taking a Winter "Staycation" in Historic Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2019/01/18/taking-winter-staycation-historic-denver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Cold or snowy days might keep us inside or in town, but you can still stave off cabin fever with some adventure in your hometown. Enjoy a staycation (or take a vacation to the city) and discover the beauty and history of Denver in winter! Here are some suggestions for how to spend a fun-filled weekend or a leisurely several days exploring Denver’s past. Friday, January 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Taking%20a%20Winter%20%26quot%3BStaycation%26quot%3B%20in%20Historic%20Denver Fellows highlight untold stories of Colorado women https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/01/14/fellows-highlight-untold-stories-colorado-women%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Last fall the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum invited scholars, activists, and artists to work on projects that help inform the understanding of women in Colorado’s history through a fellowship. Three fellows were selected based on their proposals for new work that would highlight women’s contributions to the history of the state. Monday, January 14, 2019 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Fellows%20highlight%20untold%20stories%20of%20Colorado%20women Ashley St. Lawrence: Trinidad History Museum’s Third Creative in Residence https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/01/08/ashley-st-lawrence-trinidad-history-museums-third-creative%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ashley St. Lawrence is the newest artist to participate in the Trinidad History Museum’s new Creatives in Residence program. This program, an initiative we began only last year, provides the opportunity for artists from around the country to come to Trinidad and experience the local southern Colorado culture and share their art with the community. St. Lawrence’s tenure at the museum began in December, and she’ll remain in Trinidad for several months, practicing her craft and sharing her knowledge and experiences. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself and her art for us. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Ashley%20St.%20Lawrence%3A%20Trinidad%20History%20Museum%E2%80%99s%20Third%20Creative%20in%20Residence 6 ways our volunteers are helping us bring Colorado history to life https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2018/12/28/6-ways-our-volunteers-are-helping-us-bring-colorado-history-life%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E One of your New Year’s resolutions might be to give more back to your community. If so, consider becoming one of the incredible volunteers helping us share Colorado’s stories. Our volunteers work on the front lines, behind the scenes and across the state, using their skills and expertise to bring Colorado’s history to life. Friday, December 28, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/6%20ways%20our%20volunteers%20are%20helping%20us%20bring%20Colorado%20history%20to%20life Do you know this place?—December 2018 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2018/12/27/do-you-know-place-december-2018%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Countless places in Colorado help tell the story of who we are and what makes our state so special. Our Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation helps Coloradans recognize our state’s most historically significant places through the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then tell you what makes them unique. Thursday, December 27, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94December_2018_= One Denverite's Encounter with the Great Bambino https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2018/12/19/one-denverites-encounter-great-bambino%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Sportswriter Tommy Holmes once said of Babe Ruth, “I stopped talking about the Babe for the simple reason that I realized that those who had never seen him didn’t believe me.” This sentiment holds true today. Most know the name Babe Ruth, but many don’t fully understand the fascination and awe that he inspired as a player—even after his retirement from the game in June of 1935. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/One%20Denverite%26#039;s Encounter with the Great Bambino 15 History Gifts for Anyone on Your List https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2018/12/12/15-history-gifts-anyone-your-list%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Looking for something special for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life? Need last-minute ideas for a holiday gift? We’ve got you covered with these ideas for history gifts that anyone on your list might love. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/15%20History%20Gifts%20for%20Anyone%20on%20Your%20List Spotlight On . . . Ute Cradleboards https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2018/12/10/spotlight-ute-cradleboards%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The exhibit Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History will enable us to share Ute history and contemporary life through text, images, videos, interactives, and artifacts—the latter from History Colorado’s comprehensive Ute artifact collection and generous loans of contemporary items from the tribes. One of the most interesting Ute artifact types is the cradleboard; Ute people used cradleboards historically, and many still use them today. And, while many native people have used cradleboards, Ute cradleboards are distinctive for their basketry, tanned hides, and beadwork. Monday, December 10, 2018 | 12:00pm Sheila Goff https://www.historycolorado.org/Spotlight%20On%20.%20.%20.%20Ute%20Cradleboards Rodríguez Family Shares Century-Old Heritage https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/12/06/rodriguez-family-shares-century-old-heritage%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Rosemary Rodriguez shares the eighth in our monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Rodr%C3%ADguez%20Family%20Shares%20Century-Old%20Heritage 7 things you didn't know about Italian Coloradans and their contributions https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/12/05/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-italian-coloradans-and-their%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Shaped by the country they left behind, Italian immigrants made their way to Colorado in the late 1850s, spurred by the mining boom. They faced discrimination, challenges and often lived in segregated communities. Still, they persevered and prospered, making an impact on the communities they were becoming a part of. Today Colorado’s Italian American community is experiencing a revival, with members committed to preserving their history. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/7%20things%20you%20didn%26#039;t know about Italian Coloradans and their contributions 5 Places to Discover Native Ute History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2018/12/03/5-places-discover-native-ute-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado has been home to native peoples for millennia. The Ute people are Colorado’s longest continuous residents. In celebration of the opening of the newest exhibit at History Colorado Center, Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History, we invite you to discover the places the Ute tribes have called and continue to call home. Monday, December 3, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/5%20Places%20to%20Discover%20Native%20Ute%20History Do you know this place?—Native American Heritage Month edition https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/11/28/do-you-know-place-native-american-heritage-month-edition%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This Native American Heritage Month, we continue our series Do you know this place? to quiz you on what you might know about one of Colorado’s special places. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94Native_American_Heritage_Month_edition= A Brief Walk Along Denver’s Notorious Market Street https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2018/11/26/brief-walk-along-denvers-notorious-market-street%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E From its beginnings as an unruly mining town, Denver was described as “most lively...in any and all kinds of wickedness.” The writer, prospector William Hedges, went on to doubt that there was ever “a place on this continent where a greater amount of evil to the square acre was so spontaneously and openly developed” (quoted in Clark Secrest’s Hell’s Belles). Wickedness ran rampant no more openly than on Market Street, nee Holladay Street, nee McGaa Street. Denver’s notorious vice district, known as The Row, teemed with opulent parlor houses, maisons de joie, common brothels, dancehalls, hurdy gurdy houses, and lowly cribs. Here we offer a tour of “Hell’s Swift Alley" that you can take by way of reading or by walking to the designated (or approximate) locations. Monday, November 26, 2018 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Brief%20Walk%20Along%20Denver%E2%80%99s%20Notorious%20Market%20Street Amanda Palmer: Trinidad History Museum’s Second Creative in Residence https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/11/21/amanda-palmer-trinidad-history-museums-second-creative-residence%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Starting this year, the Trinidad History Museum is hosting a Creatives in Residence program for artists from around the country to have the opportunity to create and share their talent with the southern Colorado community. The first Creative in Residence was painter Leigh Ann Elliott, selected earlier this year. The latest is Amanda Palmer, whose residency was announced in August and began in September. Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Amanda%20Palmer%3A%20Trinidad%20History%20Museum%E2%80%99s%20Second%20Creative%20in%20Residence The Mountain of the Sun: The Many Names of Pikes Peak https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2018/11/16/mountain-sun-many-names-pikes-peak%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As anyone who’s visited Colorado Springs can tell you, Pikes Peak is an amazing sight to behold. The 14,115-foot summit rises over the plains with a sort of ancient majesty. It predates humanity by millions of years, and was here long before anyone first settled the region. For centuries and even millennia, it’s been recognized by people of all cultures as one of the most striking landmarks in Colorado. Everyone has had their own name for it, each trying to capture the beauty and splendor of the peak. Friday, November 16, 2018 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Mountain%20of%20the%20Sun%3A%20The%20Many%20Names%20of%20Pikes%20Peak 12 months of Colorado American Indian history education https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2018/11/07/12-months-colorado-american-indian-history-education%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado teachers tell us all the time that they want more opportunities to teach Colorado students about American Indian history. We love that we can tell them that we have plenty of ideas about how they can do that! Here are twelve of them, one for each month of the year—because Native American heritage deserves to be recognized all year long. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/12%20months%20of%20Colorado%20American%20Indian%20history%20education Recordando al abuelo en el Día de los Veteranos https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/10/31/recordando-al-abuelo-en-el-dia-de-los-veteranos%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado está reuniendo y compartiendo recuerdos que celebran la rica cultura hispana de nuestro estado. Por favor, ¡envíenos su historia! Aquí, Lily Griego, comparte la séptima de nuestra nueva serie mensual producida exclusivamente con "The Weekly Issue/El Semanario". Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Recordando%20al%20abuelo%20en%20el%20D%C3%ADa%20de%20los%20Veteranos%20 Remembering Grandfather On Veterans Day https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/10/31/remembering-grandfather-veterans-day%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Lily Griego shares the seventh in our monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Remembering%20Grandfather%20On%20Veterans%20Day Historical Archaeology at History Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2018/10/31/historical-archaeology-history-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There are over 10,500 artifacts in History Colorado’s historical archaeology collection, representing a variety of artifact types that provide insight into life during the state’s early settlement. The artifacts are from more than twenty significant sites—such as historic houses, stage stations, and fortified strongholds. Funding from the Statewide Internet Portal Authority recently made records for the historical artifacts available digitally via the online portal here. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 12:00pm Bethany Williams https://www.historycolorado.org/Historical%20Archaeology%20at%20History%20Colorado Expanding our collections to tell LGBTQ history https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/10/24/expanding-our-collections-tell-lgbtq-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado’s exhibit Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects highlights the history of Colorado through the stories behind one hundred objects. At the end of the exhibit, we ask visitors to fill out a card identifying what they think the 101st object should be. In this blog post we share about visitors’ 101st object suggestions and what we’re doing in response to them. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:00pm Elisa Phelps https://www.historycolorado.org/Expanding%20our%20collections%20to%20tell%20LGBTQ%20history Why Boulder County Courthouse is recognized for its role in LGBTQ history https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/10/24/why-boulder-county-courthouse-recognized-its-role-lgbtq-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Many consider the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York City to be a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history in the U.S. Fewer remember that one of the most significant events that followed happened a few years later in Boulder, Colorado. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Why%20Boulder%20County%20Courthouse%20is%20recognized%20for%20its%20role%20in%20LGBTQ%20history Remembering World Series History with 8 Objects in Play Ball! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2018/10/22/remembering-world-series-history-8-objects-play-ball%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Major League Baseball has had an annual World Series, a series of games between the American League champion team and the National League champion team, almost every year since 1903. (In 1904 the New York Giants refused to play the Boston Pilgrims, and in 1994 the players were on strike.) Our exhibit Play Ball! A Celebration of America’s Game features artifacts from some of the most noteworthy World Series, from the controversial 1919 games to the perfect game of 1956 to the first series the Colorado Rockies played in, in 2007. Here are the stories behind them, but you’ll want to see the objects for yourself! Monday, October 22, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Remembering%20World%20Series%20History%20with%208%20Objects%20in%20Play%20Ball%21 May Bonfils and Her Lost Belmar Mansion: A Lavish Lakewood Estate Housed a Wealth of Benevolence https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2018/10/19/may-bonfils-and-her-lost-belmar-mansion-lavish-lakewood%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Today, Jefferson County residents know Belmar as a vibrant shopping, dining, governmental, and residential development that opened in the heart of Lakewood in the early 2000s. The main attraction, once known as Villa Italia, opened in 2004 as one of the state’s largest shopping malls. It has since evolved into a much larger commercial and retail complex that keeps expanding. What shoppers, residents, and visitors may not know is that the name “Belmar” comes from the extraordinary estate built there by May Bonfils, daughter of Fredrick Bonfils. The Bonfils name—both famous and infamous—conjures not only Colorado’s most successful and feared newspaper tycoon but also his two feuding daughters, May and Helen, striving to improve and culturally enrich the lives of Coloradans. Friday, October 19, 2018 | 12:00pm Tom Noel https://www.historycolorado.org/May%20Bonfils%20and%20Her%20Lost%20Belmar%20Mansion%3A%20A%20Lavish%20Lakewood%20Estate%20Housed%20a%20Wealth%20of%20Benevolence Martin Bischoff Writes Home from the War https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2018/10/15/martin-bischoff-writes-home-war%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Among the many pieces of correspondence available to researchers at the Hart Library are the letters of Martin Bischoff (Mss. 01509), who wrote home to his family from England during World War II. Here, Martin—somewhat casually—tells his family of a disaster in the English Channel that would earn him the Purple Heart. Monday, October 15, 2018 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/Martin%20Bischoff%20Writes%20Home%20from%20the%20War Federico Peña, in his own words https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/10/05/federico-pena-his-own-words%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Federico Peña was elected Denver’s first Hispanic mayor in 1983. He went on to serve as U.S. Secretary of Transportation and then as Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration.  Earlier this spring, Peña shared his oral history with our curator of archives, Shaun Boyd, and our director of community engagement, Marissa Volpe. Below is a summary of what he shared—you can also listen to it in its entirety below or here. Friday, October 5, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Federico%20Pe%C3%B1a%2C%20in%20his%20own%20words 7 Destinations for Celebrating Colorado's Hispanic Heritage https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2018/10/05/7-destinations-celebrating-colorados-hispanic-heritage%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E So many people have made their mark on Colorado’s rich history, and our state’s Hispano residents have been here longer than many. Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us to celebrate their stories — stories of discovery, patience, persistence and resilience. No matter where you live or travel in Colorado, the Hispano influence is powerfully felt. Here are some places where you can appreciate and learn from that legacy. Friday, October 5, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/7%20Destinations%20for%20Celebrating%20Colorado%26#039;s Hispanic Heritage Columbus Day started in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/10/05/columbus-day-started-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Once upon a time, Columbus Day was not a source of contention but of celebration. Italian-Americans led by Denverite Angelo Noce pushed for the holiday to honor their national heritage. Italians are generally so integrated today it is easy to forget that they were once near the bottom of Colorado’s pecking order. Friday, October 5, 2018 | 12:00pm Tom Noel https://www.historycolorado.org/Columbus%20Day%20started%20in%20Colorado Frances y Miguel Moreno: Fortaleza en la Familia y en el País por Gina Del Castillo https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/10/03/frances-y-miguel-moreno-fortaleza-en-la-familia-y-en-el-pais-por-gina-del-castillo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado está reuniendo y compartiendo recuerdos que celebran la rica cultura hispana de nuestro estado. Por favor, ¡envíenos su historia! Aquí, Gina Del Castillo, comparte la sexto historia de nuestra nueva serie mensual producida exclusivamente con "The Weekly Issue/El Semanario". Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Frances%20y%20Miguel%20Moreno%3A%20Fortaleza%20en%20la%20Familia%20y%20en%20el%20Pa%C3%ADs%20por%20Gina%20Del%20Castillo Do you know this place?—Hispanic Heritage Month edition https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/10/03/do-you-know-place-hispanic-heritage-month-edition%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado’s richly diverse history is evident in the many historic places that we work in, travel by and visit. Our Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation helps Coloradans recognize our state’s most historically and architecturally significant buildings and places through the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Do%20you%20know%20this%20place?%E2%80%94Hispanic_Heritage_Month_edition= Frances and Miguel Moreno: Strength in Family and Country https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2018/10/03/frances-and-miguel-moreno-strength-family-and-country%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Gina Del Castillo shares the sixth in our monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Frances%20and%20Miguel%20Moreno%3A%20Strength%20in%20Family%20and%20Country 16 staff picks for best podcasts about history https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2018/09/28/16-staff-picks-best-podcasts-about-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It should come as no surprise that, as lovers of stories, many History Colorado staffers find inspiration and delight in listening to podcasts across a wide spectrum of topics. For this year’s Podcast Day, we asked them which ones they might recommend to people interested in learning more about history, especially the history of our beloved state. Here’s what they had to say! Friday, September 28, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/16%20staff%20picks%20for%20best%20podcasts%20about%20history Ask a Curator: Answers to Your Questions https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/09/12/ask-curator-answers-your-questions%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Visitors to our museums have the opportunity to see hundreds of historic objects that help tell hundreds of stories about Colorado’s past, present, and future. But how these objects get collected, organized, interpreted, and ultimately shared is a story that often goes untold. This year, we posed the question to you: If you could ask a curator anything, what would you ask? What they do day-to-day? How they prepare objects for exhibit? Something else? Now’s your chance to find out! We're excited to give you a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at our museums across the state. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Ask%20a%20Curator%3A%20Answers%20to%20Your%20Questions The most sought-after stories in Zoom In https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2018/09/11/most-sought-after-stories-zoom%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The History Colorado Center’s exhibit Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects highlights the history of Colorado through the stories behind a hundred objects drawn mostly from the History Colorado collection. At the end of the exhibit, visitors are asked to fill out a card telling us what they think the 101st object should be. In this blog post we share about visitors’ 101st object suggestions and how we’re responding to them. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 12:00pm Elisa Phelps https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20most%20sought-after%20stories%20in%20Zoom%20In The Gallegos family from Rociada, New Mexico https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/09/06/gallegos-family-rociada-new-mexico%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Anthony Garcia shares the fifth in our monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Gallegos%20family%20from%20Rociada%2C%20New%20Mexico La Familia Gallegos de Rociada, Nuevo México https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/09/06/la-familia-gallegos-de-rociada-nuevo-mexico%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado está reuniendo y compartiendo recuerdos que celebran la rica cultura hispana de nuestro estado. Por favor, ¡envíenos su historia! Aquí, Anthony García, comparte la quinto historia de nuestra nueva serie mensual producida exclusivamente con "The Weekly Issue/El Semanario". Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/La%20Familia%20Gallegos%20de%20Rociada%2C%20Nuevo%20M%C3%A9xico The Kronwall Family Road Trip along the Oregon Trail https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2018/09/05/kronwall-family-road-trip-along-oregon-trail%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I’m about to look in the window that Dad pointed out when my sister jumps back, screaming.  There in the window, inside the replica of a trading post by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, is a large black bear poised to attack! I’m immediately reminded of surprise snakebites delivered to pioneers while traveling through The Oregon Trail: Classic Edition computer game. My sister, age 5, was so scared she ran back to Dad, still screaming, the tail of her real raccoon-skin hat flying behind her. She’d picked up the hat from a reenactor playing Jim Bridger, the original host of the trading post and purveyor of items for people headed to Oregon City by way of the Oregon Trail. Sadly, she couldn’t keep the hat, but she still remembers the feeling of playing trader Jim; something that wasn’t conveyed while playing The Oregon Trail. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Kronwall%20Family%20Road%20Trip%20along%20the%20Oregon%20Trail 5 Summer Road Trips Through Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2018/09/04/5-summer-road-trips-through-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This summer, don’t settle for just traveling to another place, seek to travel to another time. These road trips are sure to inspire wonder for anyone looking to explore both. Pick one or more of the five trips described here based on the time you have to travel or the places you wish to visit! Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/5%20Summer%20Road%20Trips%20Through%20Colorado%20History 7 women who led the way to equality in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2018/08/23/7-women-who-led-way-equality-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado wouldn’t be the state it is today without the remarkable contributions of women. And, across the United States, women have benefitted from the pioneering spirit of their counterparts here in the Centennial State. In honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, here are some fun facts about how Colorado has helped shape gender equality in the U.S. and the women who’ve blazed the trail for so many others. Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/7%20women%20who%20led%20the%20way%20to%20equality%20in%20Colorado The list of Colorado's oldest farms grows to 581 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2018/08/22/list-colorados-oldest-farms-grows-581%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Agriculture plays a central role in the history of Colorado. The families who've farmed and ranched in our state for over a century remind us that the story of our connection to this land continues to today. Through our Centennial Farms & Ranches program we recognize families like the Neallys, Karns, and Masons. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20list%20of%20Colorado%26#039;s oldest farms grows to 581 El Legado de Compasión de Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/08/02/el-legado-de-compasion-de-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado está reuniendo y compartiendo recuerdos que celebran la rica cultura hispana de nuestro estado. Por favor, ¡envíenos su historia! Aquí, Larry Apodaca, comparte la cuarta historia de nuestra nueva serie mensual producida exclusivamente con "The Weekly Issue/El Semanario". Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/El%20Legado%20de%20Compasi%C3%B3n%20de%20Colorado%20 Colorado’s Legacy of Compassion https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/we-are-colorado/2018/08/02/colorados-legacy-compassion%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Larry Apodaca shares the fourth in our monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Legacy%20of%20Compassion A Way of Creating Meaning: A Conversation with Rachel McLean Sailor https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2018/07/30/way-creating-meaning-conversation-rachel-mclean-sailor%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Every other year, History Colorado gives the Barbara Sudler Award for the best work of nonfiction on a western subject by a female author. Since we’ve begun reading the nominees for this year’s award, we took the opportunity to chat with the winner of the last round, Rachel McLean Sailor, an assistant professor of art history at the University of Wyoming and the author of Meaningful Places: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West, published by the University of New Mexico Press. A shorter version of this interview appears in Colorado Heritage. Monday, July 30, 2018 | 12:00pm Steve Grinstead https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Way%20of%20Creating%20Meaning%3A%20A%20Conversation%20with%20Rachel%20McLean%20Sailor Left on the Field: Colorado’s Semi-Pro and Amateur Baseball Teams https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/07/30/left-field-colorados-semi-pro-and-amateur-baseball-teams%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Baseball is timeless in its ability to unify players, fans, and communities. Stepping onto the field transforms ballplayers into comrades, united by the desire to win. In the same way, fans leave their day-to-day concerns at the admissions gate, finding commonality with others in the stands. Baseball stirs nostalgia. It offers participants—on and off the field—a feeling of home, of being a part of something greater. Baseball is springtime, peanuts and Cracker Jack, and good times. As America’s national pastime, baseball transforms people through opportunity and reminds them of the American Dream, of what it is to be an American.  Monday, July 30, 2018 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/Left%20on%20the%20Field%3A%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Semi-Pro%20and%20Amateur%20Baseball%20Teams Sharing History with Far-flung Audiences—Young and Old https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/07/25/sharing-history-far-flung-audiences-young-and-old%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado endeavors to share its collections with all audiences, young and old, distant and near, in person and digitally. As the Exhibits and Loan Registrar, I help facilitate object lending to other institutions throughout the state and the nation. Recently, we made an exciting loan of objects to the San Juan Historical Society in Silverton with the help of fourth and fifth graders from Silverton Elementary. The items on loan are on view through October 2018. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/Sharing%20History%20with%20Far-flung%20Audiences%E2%80%94Young%20and%20Old Day in the life of a "Coloradan" https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2018/07/24/day-life-coloradan%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We all know what it means to be a Coloradan, right? Or do we? Over the centuries, so many people have called Colorado home. What was daily life like for an indigenous person, a homesteader, or a soldier? Imagine adding one or more of these activities to your day—or, don't just imagine it, go ahead and try it! Step back in time and see what life was like for somebody else. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Day%20in%20the%20life%20of%20a%20%26quot%3BColoradan%26quot%3B 11 things you didn’t know about Colorado’s path to statehood https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/07/20/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-colorados-path-statehood%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Every August 1, we celebrate the day President Ulysses S. Grant made Colorado a state in 1876. As we look back on this day in history, we don’t want to lose sight of what a journey it was and how that journey fits into the larger story of our nation. Here are some fun facts you may not know about how Colorado became a state. Friday, July 20, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/11%20things%20you%20didn%E2%80%99t%20know%20about%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20path%20to%20statehood Preserving Murals that Tell the Stories of Hispano Coloradans https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/exhibits/2018/07/09/preserving-murals-tell-stories-hispano-coloradans%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Hispano and Latino Coloradans have long used murals as a way to celebrate and share culture. Murals that have captured this culture and its change over time are currently under threat due to rapid urban development as well as the natural wear and tear that comes with outdoor spaces. Monday, July 9, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Preserving%20Murals%20that%20Tell%20the%20Stories%20of%20Hispano%20Coloradans Once trash, now treasure: The story behind the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/exhibits/2018/07/06/once-trash-now-treasure-story-behind-1952-topps-mickey-mantle-card%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s one of the best stories in sports collection history. And it’s what led the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle to become the “holy grail” of baseball cards. Friday, July 6, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/Once%20trash%2C%20now%20treasure%3A%20The%20story%20behind%20the%201952%20Topps%20Mickey%20Mantle%20card Sofia and Gabriela: Our Love for Food, Culture, and Familia https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/we-are-colorado/2018/07/05/sofia-and-gabriela-our-love-food-culture-and-familia%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Sofia and Gabriela share the third in our new monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Sofia%20and%20Gabriela%3A%20Our%20Love%20for%20Food%2C%20Culture%2C%20and%20Familia 9 books about Colorado history for your summer reading list https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2018/06/20/9-books-about-colorado-history-your-summer-reading-list%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Summer is a time for camping trips, relaxing by the pool, and grilling on the patio - all of which are even better when accompanied by an incredible book. You probably already know about American gems like The Shining and On the Road that feature Colorado destinations. Here’s some lesser-known books about a variety of topics related to Colorado history we recommend you check out this summer. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/9%20books%20about%20Colorado%20history%20for%20your%20summer%20reading%20list Salazar Family: Tracing Origins From New México, To San Luis Valley, And Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/we-are-colorado/2018/06/06/salazar-family-tracing-origins-new-mexico-san-luis-valley-and%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state’s rich Hispano culture. Here, Madalena Salazar shares the second in our new monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Salazar%20Family%3A%20Tracing%20Origins%20From%20New%20M%C3%A9xico%2C%20To%20San%20Luis%20Valley%2C%20And%20Denver Familia Salazar: Rastreando Orígenes desde Nuevo México hasta el Valle de San Luis y Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/06/06/familia-salazar-rastreando-origenes-desde-nuevo-mexico-hasta-el-valle-de-san-luis%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado está reuniendo y compartiendo recuerdos que celebran la rica cultura hispana de nuestro estado. ¡Por favor, envíenos su historia! Aquí, Madalena Salazar comparte la segunda de nuestra nueva serie mensual producida exclusivamente con "The Weekly Issue/El Semanario". Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Familia%20Salazar%3A%20Rastreando%20Or%C3%ADgenes%20desde%20Nuevo%20M%C3%A9xico%20hasta%20el%20Valle%20de%20San%20Luis%20y%20Denver "Bloomer Girls" Baseball https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2018/05/26/bloomer-girls-baseball%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Before A League Of Their Own, there were "Bloomer Girls" baseball teams that barnstormed the United States from 1890s to 1934, playing local town, semi-pro, and minor league men's teams. Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/%26quot%3BBloomer%20Girls%26quot%3B%20Baseball 5 things for families to do at the History Colorado Center this summer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2018/05/23/5-things-families-do-history-colorado-center-summer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There’s nothing like summer in Colorado. Between camping trips, baseball games, and picnics in the park, we know there’s no lack of things to do. We’ve got lots of exciting plans for inspiring wonder at History Colorado Center this summer and we don’t want you to miss out! Be sure to pen these into your calendar so you can have some fun with us before the season is through. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/5%20things%20for%20families%20to%20do%20at%20the%20History%20Colorado%20Center%20this%20summer 8 “Must-See” Objects at Our Museums https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/community-museums/2018/05/18/8-must-see-objects-our-museums%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In celebration of International Museum Day, we’ve compiled a list of the items you don’t want to miss at our museums across the state. Friday, May 18, 2018 | 12:00pm Lydia Hooper https://www.historycolorado.org/8%20%E2%80%9CMust-See%E2%80%9D%20Objects%20at%20Our%20Museums Vigil Family: Four Generations of History in Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/we-are-colorado/2018/05/03/vigil-family-four-generations-history-denver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is gathering and sharing memories that celebrate our state's rich Hispano culture. This story is the first in our new monthly series produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Vigil%20Family%3A%20Four%20Generations%20of%20History%20in%20Denver Familia Vigil: Cuatro Generaciones de Historia en Denver Por Angel Vigilia https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2018/05/03/familia-vigil-cuatro-generaciones-de-historia-en-denver-por-angel-vigilia%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E En una nueva iniciativa para registrar la valiosa historia de la rica cultura hispana de Colorado, History Colorado ofrece una oportunidad para que los narradores de historias familiares compartan su historia de Colorado. Esta es la primera historia de una serie mensual producida exclusivamente con The Weekly Issue/El Semanario. Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Familia%20Vigil%3A%20Cuatro%20Generaciones%20de%20Historia%20en%20Denver%20Por%20Angel%20Vigilia Snake Bit Jones and More: History Colorado's Fiction Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/04/26/snake-bit-jones-and-more-history-colorados-fiction-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A little-known part of History Colorado's archives is our small but interesting fiction collection. Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/Snake%20Bit%20Jones%20and%20More%3A%20History%20Colorado%26#039;s Fiction Collection What in the World is a Cyanotype? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/03/29/what-world-cyanotype%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E You may have seen them, with their distinctive blue and white images, but did you ever want to know more about cyanotypes? Come with me on a brief journey to learn more about this unique photographic process! Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 12:00pm Melissa Lawton https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20in%20the%20World%20is%20a%20Cyanotype Wishful Thinking: Transforming a Building and a Neighborhood in Fort Collins https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2018/03/13/wishful-thinking-transforming-building-and-neighborhood-fort-collins%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E From Camp Collins to Fort Collins, the Old Town neighborhood is home to some incredible history. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/Wishful%20Thinking%3A%20Transforming%20a%20Building%20and%20a%20Neighborhood%20in%20Fort%20Collins Chronicling America—Fresh Content! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/03/01/chronicling-america-fresh-content%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 2016, the Hart Research Library at History Colorado was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historic Colorado newspapers from the library’s microfilm collection. Since receiving the grant, the Colorado Digital Newspaper Project has digitized and contributed four titles, nearly 18,000 pages so far, to the Library of Congress Chronicling America website. Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Chronicling%20America%E2%80%94Fresh%20Content%21 "I am your sweetheart": The Siglin-Evans papers https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2018/01/31/i-am-your-sweetheart-siglin-evans-papers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E February is Library Lovers Month! We're celebrating all aspects of this occasion by featuring a collection of love letters from our archival holdings. History Colorado fans may recall that we in the library enjoy sharing romantic missives from our manuscript collections, as each example we find tells a different story of love and longing. For this month's celebration of love letters in the library, we're featuring our Siglin-Evans collection, MSS #1886. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/%26quot%3BI%20am%20your%20sweetheart%26quot%3B%3A%20The%20Siglin-Evans%20papers What's In A Colorado Place Name? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2018/01/05/whats-colorado-place-name%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Have you ever been driving through Colorado, or even looking at a map, and hit upon a location that made you think, "Huh, I wonder how that place got its name"? Colorado has a rich array of place names drawn from several languages, cultures, and aspects of history, and there are some great resources out there for learning what put the cripple in Cripple Creek or who came up with a name like Mount Sneffels. Friday, January 5, 2018 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/What%26#039;s In A Colorado Place Name? Witnesses of Pearl Harbor https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/12/07/witnesses-pearl-harbor%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The attack on Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941, shocked the US into World War II. For the servicemen stationed in Hawaii, it was a Sunday unlike any they’d ever seen. Seventy-six years later it’s difficult for us to really know what it was like to be there, to put ourselves into the shoes of the brave men and women who lived through that day and the resulting war in the Pacific. Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 12:00pm Melissa Lawton https://www.historycolorado.org/Witnesses%20of%20Pearl%20Harbor Targeted Collection Planning https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/11/30/targeted-collection-planning%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Most museums have a collection management policy. These are generally board-approved documents that outline how collection items are to be acquired and documented; managed, cared for, and used; and, if appropriate, “deaccessioned” or permanently removed from the collection. Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 12:00pm Elisa Phelps https://www.historycolorado.org/Targeted%20Collection%20Planning Rehabilitating the Lovelander Hotel Loveland Elks Lodge #1051 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2017/11/28/rehabilitating-lovelander-hotel-loveland-elks-lodge-1051%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Loveland Lodge #1051 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (the Elks) has been located at the northeast corner of North Railroad Avenue and 4th Street in Loveland since 1927. The lodge has been part of the history of downtown Loveland for so long, many may not know that when the building was first constructed in 1913 it served as a hotel and looked different from how it looks today. When it was the Lovelander Hotel, the west elevation once had a porte cochere, a second light well, and a different fenestration (window arrangement). The south elevation originally had a different type of storefront with awnings. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 12:00pm Anne McCleave https://www.historycolorado.org/Rehabilitating%20the%20Lovelander%20Hotel%20Loveland%20Elks%20Lodge%20#1051 Chronicling America—and Denver’s African American Past https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/we-are-colorado/2017/10/31/chronicling-america-and-denvers-african-american-past%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In September 2016, History Colorado started work on the Colorado Digital Newspaper Project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to digitize 20 historic Colorado newspapers. Our first title, the Statesman, which later became the Denver Star, is now available—for free—on the Library of Congress Chronicling America website. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Chronicling%20America%E2%80%94and%20Denver%E2%80%99s%20African%20American%20Past Denver’s Most Beautiful Model: Margaret Gessing Bona https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2017/10/05/denvers-most-beautiful-model-margaret-gessing-bona%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Over one hundred years ago, Margaret Gessing, a model for the Daniels and Fisher department store, was widely known as Denver’s most beautiful model. She not only modeled for individual customers and in fashion shows, but also was in high demand by newspaper photographers for fashion-page articles. After Margaret married a well-known and colorful mortician, Joseph E. Bona, they had a reputation for hosting great parties. Her story involves a number of notable, historic buildings of Denver's past. Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D., Rachael Harmony Heckmann https://www.historycolorado.org/Denver%E2%80%99s%20Most%20Beautiful%20Model%3A%20Margaret%20Gessing%20Bona Forty Years of Preservation and Public Service: An Interview with Lee Merkel https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2017/09/25/forty-years-preservation-and-public-service-interview-lee-merkel%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Each year, History Colorado honors historic preservationists and advocacy groups with the Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation. At the 2017 event, Lee Merkel received an award for over forty years of public service as a tireless advocate for historic resources in Colorado’s southeast region. Lee’s perspective is that preservation should be a union between the recognition of history and viable use of those resources for public good. Saving “old buildings” can have a direct and positive impact on everyday Coloradans. Monday, September 25, 2017 | 12:00pm Jonathan Raab https://www.historycolorado.org/Forty%20Years%20of%20Preservation%20and%20Public%20Service%3A%20An%20Interview%20with%20Lee%20Merkel “You, Sir, Have a Noble Head Throughout”: https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/09/25/you-sir-have-noble-head-throughout%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E William Henry Jackson is one of the American West’s best-known photographers, and History Colorado is fortunate to hold a large portion of his photographic oeuvre as well as a manuscript collection (MSS #341) containing correspondence, diaries, and other records of Jackson’s remarkable life. One of the more unusual items in our Jackson manuscript collection is a full report of a phrenological examination performed on Jackson when he was 18 years old by “Professor” O.S. Fowler. The pseudoscience of phrenology was popular in the 19th century and posited that the size and shape of a person’s head revealed information about that individual’s personality, character, and capabilities. While the practice has been thoroughly debunked, Fowler at least seems to have hit on something when he described Jackson’s capacity for artistic genius. Monday, September 25, 2017 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CYou%2C%20Sir%2C%20Have%20a%20Noble%20Head%20Throughout%E2%80%9D%3A National Hispanic Heritage Month - Francisco Plaza, La Veta https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2017/09/21/national-hispanic-heritage-month-francisco-plaza-la-veta%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is one tool that recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from mid-September to mid-October. Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20Hispanic%20Heritage%20Month%20-%20Francisco%20Plaza%2C%20La%20Veta Archaeology Month https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2017/08/29/archaeology-month%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The National Park Service National Register of Historic Places program celebrates August as Archaeology month. Given the weather, it’s a great time to get outside and take advantage of the last of summer before school. There are many publicly accessible sites that speak to Colorado’s rich archaeological heritage and all these sites can reveal to us about the past. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/Archaeology%20Month The first right after Goa Way: Exploring a stage station on the Overland Trail https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2017/08/15/first-right-after-goa-way-exploring-stage-station-overland-trail%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On a lonely stretch of highway about 100 miles north of Denver, there’s a sign for a town where no town exists: Virginia Dale, Colorado. There’s a boarded-up post office, a tiny community church, and a Colorado historical site marker that may or may not catch your eye as you drive by on US Highway 287 at seventy-five miles an hour. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20first%20right%20after%20Goa%20Way%3A%20Exploring%20a%20stage%20station%20on%20the%20Overland%20Trail Winter Prather https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/08/15/winter-prather%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Welcome to the second installment of the 20th Century Photography Collections Project! Thanks to the 2015 NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant that History Colorado received last May, the Project Archivist (me!) has the opportunity to process four hidden photography collections at History Colorado. I finished the David DeHarport collection last month. Now, I’m excited to introduce the Winter Prather collection! Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/Winter%20Prather A day trip to the Historic Park Theatre in Estes Park https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2017/08/01/day-trip-historic-park-theatre-estes-park%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E One of the many advantages of living in Colorado is the easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park and its eastern “gateway” town, Estes Park. While Estes Park’s proximity to the National Park is certainly a major draw, there are many sights worth seeing in the downtown area, especially if you’re interested in a bit of history. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20day%20trip%20to%20the%20Historic%20Park%20Theatre%20in%20Estes%20Park Moved Lots of Really Heavy Stuff from Pueblo to Denver? Check! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hc/2017/07/31/moved-lots-of-really-heavy-stuff-from-pueblo-to-denver-check%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Over the last year, there’s been a lot of activity between our Pueblo and Denver storage locations. History Colorado is nearing completion of a Museums for America Collections Stewardship grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to hire temporary staff and moving services to move collections from Pueblo to Denver. Monday, July 31, 2017 | 12:00pm Melissa de Bie https://www.historycolorado.org/Moved%20Lots%20of%20Really%20Heavy%20Stuff%20from%20Pueblo%20to%20Denver?Check%21= National Great Outdoors Month https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/node/3215%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E What better way to celebrate National Great Outdoors Month than to explore some of Rocky Mountain National Park’s National Register-listed trails? Many of the Park’s buildings, resources, and trails are historic. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20Great%20Outdoors%20Month PrideFest: A History of Denver’s Gay Pride Celebration https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hc/2017/06/15/pridefest-a-history-of-denvers-gay-pride-celebration%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Although no designated landmark pays tribute to Denver’s gay and lesbian history, the annual PrideFest celebration has anchored the community since June 1974. The event’s evolution in Denver reflects social and political changes affecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community through the decades. Not only does PrideFest serve as a time for members and friends of the GLBT community to connect, have fun, demonstrate gay pride, and show support for gay rights; it also commemorates a pivotal moment in gay rights history, the Stonewall Riots. Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/PrideFest%3A%20A%20History%20of%20Denver%E2%80%99s%20Gay%20Pride%20Celebration Keys to Historic Preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/06/13/keys-historic-preservation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Imagine that your grandfather was a San Francisco ferryboat captain who transported the notorious gangster Al Capone to Alcatraz Island, and that, as a memento of the occasion, he quietly pocketed the key to Capone’s handcuffs. Now imagine that this small key—this tiny piece of history—stayed in your family for a few generations, until one day you got the idea that perhaps it should be rescued from your sock drawer and sent to a museum somewhere. But where should it go? Is there a museum for keys? Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/Keys%20to%20Historic%20Preservation “Some Freak Bills” - Reel News: Yesterday’s News Today https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/05/31/some-freak-bills-reel-news-yesterdays-news-today%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CSome%20Freak%20Bills%E2%80%9D%20-%20Reel%20News%3A%20Yesterday%E2%80%99s%20News%20Today Auto Record-Setter and Murderer’s Friend: Frank P. Loveland https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/05/30/auto-record-setter-and-murderers-friend-frank-p-loveland%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The first automobile appeared in Louisville, Colorado in 1904. The year the first Denver resident bought a car is not known. But, the first trip by automobile from Morrison to the top of Mount Falcon, an elevation change of over 2,000 feet, took place in 1910. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Auto%20Record-Setter%20and%20Murderer%E2%80%99s%20Friend%3A%20Frank%20P.%20Loveland NHPRC “Colorado 20th-Century Photograph Collections Project” Nearly Complete https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/05/24/nhprc-colorado-20th-century-photograph-collections-project%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This month, the Photography Department wraps up a two-year project to make four of its most significant photography collections available to the public. By the end of June, researchers will be able to browse through online collection guides to and digital images from the Aultman Studio, Fred Payne Clatworthy, David DeHarport, and Winter Prather collections. The project has been generously supported by an Access to Historical Records grant from the National Historic Records and Publications Committee (NHPRC). Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/NHPRC%20%E2%80%9CColorado%2020th-Century%20Photograph%20Collections%20Project%E2%80%9D%20Nearly%20Complete Recognizing a historic Colorado farm during National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2017/05/09/recognizing-historic-colorado-farm-during-national-asian-pacific%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties are tools that recognize National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrated in May.  The Bromley Farm/Koizuma Hishinuma Farm in Brighton, Adams County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/Recognizing%20a%20historic%20Colorado%20farm%20during%20National%20Asian-Pacific%20American%20Heritage%20Month “Fashions in Montana” - Reel News: Yesterday’s News Today https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/05/08/fashions-montana-reel-news-yesterdays-news-today%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, May 8, 2017 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CFashions%20in%20Montana%E2%80%9D%20-%20Reel%20News%3A%20Yesterday%E2%80%99s%20News%20Today By Wheel, Burro, and Rail: Young Fred Payne Clatworthy's Adventures in the West https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2017/05/02/wheel-burro-and-rail-young-fred-payne-clatworthys-adventures-west%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Travel was integral to Estes Park photographer Fred Payne Clatworthy’s life and work. During the early 20th century, transit companies sponsored Clatworthy’s travel to locations near and far. Railroads like the Great Northern and Southern Pacific sent Clatworthy to shoot promotional images in Glacier National Park and the western coast of Mexico in the 1920s, while later in the decade Clatworthy ventured further afield when the Matson Navigation and Union Steamship Companies sent him to Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti. Many of these trips yielded his most well-known images: full color autochromes that appeared in National Geographic magazine between 1923 and 1934. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/By%20Wheel%2C%20Burro%2C%20and%20Rail%3A%20Young%20Fred%20Payne%20Clatworthy%26#039;s Adventures in the West By Wheel, Burro, and Rail https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2017/05/02/wheel-burro-and-rail%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Travel was integral to Estes Park photographer Fred Payne Clatworthy’s life and work. During the early 20th century, transit companies sponsored Clatworthy’s travel to locations near and far. Railroads like the Great Northern and Southern Pacific sent Clatworthy to shoot promotional images in Glacier National Park and the western coast of Mexico in the 1920s, while later in the decade Clatworthy ventured further afield when the Matson Navigation and Union Steamship Companies sent him to Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti. Many of these trips yielded his most well-known images: full color autochromes that appeared in National Geographic magazine between 1923 and 1934. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/By%20Wheel%2C%20Burro%2C%20and%20Rail Buffalo Bill's Mortician: Joseph E. Bona https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/04/11/buffalo-bills-mortician-joseph-e-bona%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Most Westerners know about frontiersman William F. Cody—Buffalo Bill—known for his life as a buffalo hunter, Army scout, Pony Express rider, and Wild-West-show creator. His death holds a certain fascination for people, and this year, 2017, is the 100-year anniversary of his death. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Buffalo%20Bill%26#039;s Mortician: Joseph E. Bona “Cyclone in a Restaurant” - Reel News: Yesterday’s News Today https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/04/07/cyclone-restaurant-reel-news-yesterdays-news-today%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E “Sugar bowls, catsup bottles, vinegar cruets, mustard pots, pork and beans, odds and ends of uneaten pie, went flying through the air at Escher’s State street restaurant night before last, while the after-midnight diners ducked their heads under the tables to escape the cyclone of dishes and food. Friday, April 7, 2017 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CCyclone%20in%20a%20Restaurant%E2%80%9D%20-%20Reel%20News%3A%20Yesterday%E2%80%99s%20News%20Today National Landscape Architecture Month and Denver's Public Spaces https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/04/05/national-landscape-architecture-month-and-denvers-public%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E National Landscape Architecture Month is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about many of the historic resources in the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20Landscape%20Architecture%20Month%20and%20Denver%26#039;s Public Spaces Azalia Smith Hackley—Musical Prodigy and Pioneering Journalist https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2017/03/27/azalia-smith-hackley-musical-prodigy-and-pioneering-journalist%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting Emma Azalia Smith Hackley, a former resident of Denver and co-editor of the newspaper the Statesman. The Statesman, which later became The Denver Star, will be the first of 18 titles History Colorado is digitizing to add to the Library of Congress Chronicling America database. If you’d like to learn more about History Colorado’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program, please follow this link. Monday, March 27, 2017 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Azalia%20Smith%20Hackley%E2%80%94Musical%20Prodigy%20and%20Pioneering%20Journalist National NAGPRA Review Committee 62nd Meeting https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/03/21/national-nagpra-review-committee-62nd-meeting%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado was honored to host the 62nd National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Review Committee meetings on March 15 and 16. The meetings were preceded by a public roundtable and open forum that I organized around the topics of consultation challenges and successes. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00pm Sheila Goff https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20NAGPRA%20Review%20Committee%2062nd%20Meeting In Starkville, a Small Certified Local Government with Big Hopes https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/03/14/starkville-small-certified-local-government-big-hopes%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Sitting deep in southern Colorado, the former mining town of Starkville—like so many other mining communities—has seen its share of booms and busts. Although the town is far smaller than it was during its once-lively and industrious mining period, the people of Starkville see their past as something worth preserving. They recently formed a CLG—a Certified Local Government—to help them preserve the town’s remaining historic buildings. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/In%20Starkville%2C%20a%20Small%20Certified%20Local%20Government%20with%20Big%20Hopes To Landmark or Not to Landmark: That Was the Question https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2017/02/28/landmark-or-not-landmark-was-question%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The decision to landmark our house in Fort Collins’ historic Old Town neighborhood didn’t come easily. It was about six years ago: My wife and I had recently moved to Colorado from an apartment on a busy street in San Francisco, and we were looking forward to owning our first house together—with as few complications as possible. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/To%20Landmark%20or%20Not%20to%20Landmark%3A%20That%20Was%20the%20Question Introducing the Fred Payne Clatworthy Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/02/27/introducing-fred-payne-clatworthy-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, February 27, 2017 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/Introducing%20the%20Fred%20Payne%20Clatworthy%20Collection Henry O. Wagoner: African American Pioneer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/02/21/henry-o-wagoner-african-american-pioneer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 12:00pm Kalyani Fernando https://www.historycolorado.org/Henry%20O.%20Wagoner%3A%20African%20American%20Pioneer Barney Ford: African American Pioneer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/02/08/barney-ford-african-american-pioneer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In honor of African American History Month, we are excited to share some original photographs of Colorado’s influential black pioneers. Culling from the museum’s extensive photography collection, each week we’ll post a photograph on social media, accompanied by a blog post about that pioneer’s life and achievements. We’ll highlight four African American pioneers who, like so many settlers who made the journey westward, overcame significant obstacles in creating a life in Colorado. Hailing from different eras and a range of professions, each left indelible impressions on history and their environs. Despite their differences, they share a core set of characteristics: fearless vision, unbreakable resolve, and a tenacious determination to achieve one’s goals. As a result, their contributions have shaped the course of Colorado history. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 12:00pm Kalyani Fernando https://www.historycolorado.org/%20Barney%20Ford%3A%20African%20American%20Pioneer An Explosive Start to the New Year https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/02/03/explosive-start-new-year%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, February 3, 2017 | 12:00pm Amy Nilius https://www.historycolorado.org/%20An%20Explosive%20Start%20to%20the%20New%20Year National African-American Heritage Month - Earl School, Las Animas County https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/02/02/national-african-american-heritage-month-earl-school-las%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In honor of National African-American Heritage Month our staff take a closer look at Earl School in Las Animas county. Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman, Heather Peterson https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20African-American%20Heritage%20Month%20-%20Earl%20School%2C%20Las%20Animas%20County Colorado Goes to the Fair with the Colorado Mineral Palace! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2017/01/31/colorado-goes-fair-colorado-mineral-palace%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In May 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago opened to the public. The exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World in 1492. One of the objects on view—the Colorado Mineral Palace model—is currently on exhibit at the History Colorado Center. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 12:00pm Patty Pinsonnault https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20Goes%20to%20the%20Fair%20with%20the%20Colorado%20Mineral%20Palace%21 Resolved: Family History in 2017 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/12/22/resolved-family-history-2017%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E So, did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2017? “Take up a new hobby or activity” is a popular one, and with genealogy and family history consistently near the top of the list of most popular hobbies in America, it’s no surprise that our librarians see a surge of aspiring genealogists come looking for their Colorado roots each January. Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/%20Resolved%3A%20Family%20History%20in%202017 Extra! Extra! 18 Historic Colorado Newspapers Selected for the Library of Congress Chronicling America Database https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/12/12/extra-extra-18-historic-colorado-newspapers-selected-library%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, December 12, 2016 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Extra%21%20Extra%21%2018%20Historic%20Colorado%20Newspapers%20Selected%20for%20the%20Library%20of%20Congress%20Chronicling%20America%20Database Decking the Halls at Hotel Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2016/12/12/decking-halls-hotel-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs is a place where holiday tradition and history meet, year after year. Monday, December 12, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Decking%20the%20Halls%20at%20Hotel%20Colorado National American Indian Heritage Month and Veterans’ Day https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/11/10/national-american-indian-heritage-month-and-veterans-day%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties are  tools that recognize National American Indian Heritage Month and Veterans’ Day, both celebrated in November. Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20American%20Indian%20Heritage%20Month%20and%20Veterans%E2%80%99%20Day The Man in the Buckskin Duster https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/10/06/man-buckskin-duster%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The processing of the Aultman Studio Collection at History Colorado is still underway! However, I had to pause this week, as I had a bit of a mystery on my hands. It all started with an Aultman Studio portrait that depicts a steely-eyed man wearing an embroidered buckskin coat. According to the Aultman Studio Register, this formidable looking man is none other than Christopher “Kit” Carson II, son of the famous frontiersman Kit Carson. Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Man%20in%20the%20Buckskin%20Duster National Hispanic Heritage Month - Schools https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2016/09/26/national-hispanic-heritage-month-schools%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is one tool that recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from mid-September to mid-October. Monday, September 26, 2016 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/National%20Hispanic%20Heritage%20Month%20-%20Schools Back to School https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2016/09/16/back-school%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s that time of year when first-day-of-school posts are everywhere and fall is in the air. Halloween books are already on display at the library. In celebration of the start of school, it’s also time to celebrate Colorado’s many beautiful, historic schools listed in the National Register of Historic Places and State Register of Historic Properties. Friday, September 16, 2016 | 12:00pm Astrid Liverman https://www.historycolorado.org/Back%20to%20School Call of the Wild Auction in Yampa a success https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2016/08/23/call-wild-auction-yampa-success%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Friends of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa held its third annual Call of the Wild Auction on Saturday, July 30, raising an amazing $31,000 for the rehabilitation of the historic market. Anne McCleave of the State Historical Fund attended to show History Colorado’s support for historic preservation in Yampa. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Call%20of%20the%20Wild%20Auction%20in%20Yampa%20a%20success An interview with Chris Johnston, History Colorado's new Assistant State Archaeologist https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2016/08/18/interview-chris-johnston-history-colorados-new-assistant-state%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado intern, University of Colorado-Denver student, and Koch Fellow Kirby Page-Schmit sat down with Chris Johnston, the new Assistant State Archaeologist, to ask him about his life, work, and plans for his new job. Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 12:00pm Kirby Page-Schmit https://www.historycolorado.org/An%20interview%20with%20Chris%20Johnston%2C%20History%20Colorado%26#039;s new Assistant State Archaeologist NAGPRA Update: Repatriations and Reburials https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/08/15/nagpra-update-repatriations-and-reburials%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado has actively pursued the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or NAGPRA, since the passage of the law in 1990. By developing strong relationships with tribes, museums and government agencies across and beyond Colorado, we’ve been able to repatriate—or rebury on tribal lands—854 individuals and 2,108 associated funerary objects. (Note that "individual" can refer to part or all of a human's remains.) Monday, August 15, 2016 | 12:00pm Sheila Goff https://www.historycolorado.org/NAGPRA%20Update%3A%20Repatriations%20and%20Reburials Get involved with historic preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2016/08/02/get-involved-historic-preservation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E How can you get involved with historic preservation?  You don't need a degree in historic preservation or be an architect to get involved. In fact, much of the work of preservation is often done by passionate volunteers who advocate for the historic resources in their own communities. Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 12:00pm Kirby Page-Schmit https://www.historycolorado.org/Get%20involved%20with%20historic%20preservation Trisha Flueger Hood and Tree Saver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/07/20/trisha-flueger-hood-and-tree-saver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We’re all familiar with the cliché, “It’s in the bag.” We interpret it to mean that something is sure to happen. But a new take on it appears in Your Future is in the Bag, the autobiography of Denver-area entrepreneur Trisha Flueger Hood, who created and operated Tree Saver, Inc. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/%20Trisha%20Flueger%20Hood%20and%20Tree%20Saver What does preservation mean? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/06/23/what-does-preservation-mean%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E What does preservation mean, exactly?  Many people might associate the term with environmental preservation or conservation. For others however, the word is primarily used in the context of historic preservation, which is the act of physically preserving and protecting historic buildings, landscapes, and other sites, for the purposes of education and interpretation, cultural enrichment, and public benefit. Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 12:00pm Kirby Page-Schmit https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20does%20preservation%20mean Move lots of really heavy stuff from Pueblo to Denver? Sure! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/06/21/move-lots-really-heavy-stuff-pueblo-denver-sure%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This fall, Collections staff will start a move project to consolidate two collections storage properties in Pueblo, Colorado, into our central storage facility in Denver. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 12:00pm Melissa de Bie https://www.historycolorado.org/Move%20lots%20of%20really%20heavy%20stuff%20from%20Pueblo%20to%20Denver?Sure%21= Experience Colorado's Rail History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2016/06/08/experience-colorados-rail-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado has an incredibly rich rail history and heritage, and many historic trains still operate as tourist attractions today, encouraging visitors to take a ride into history. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 12:00pm Heather Bailey, PhD. https://www.historycolorado.org/Experience%20Colorado%26#039;s Rail History One place at a time https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2016/05/31/one-place-time%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Discover new additions to the National and State Registers across the state, including in Phillips county, along the Front Range, and near Timpas and in Walsenburg. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/One%20place%20at%20a%20time Behind the Scenes in Registration https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/05/23/behind-scenes-registration%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I started volunteering in the Registration Department in October of 2014. Each week I have a different opportunity to explore objects and personally learn about their individual histories and their place in the collection. Monday, May 23, 2016 | 12:00pm Amy Nilius https://www.historycolorado.org/Behind%20the%20Scenes%20in%20Registration Heritage diversity and historic preservation: We need your help! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2016/05/19/heritage-diversity-and-historic-preservation-we-need-your-help%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The History Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) needs your help identifying places important to women’s history, African-American, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Latino, and urban Native American communities. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, OAHP seeks to partner with our fellow Coloradans to document and educate about our shared heritage diversity, as well as to provide information about historic preservation incentives. Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Heritage%20diversity%20and%20historic%20preservation%3A%20We%20need%20your%20help%21 Help us preserve our Heritage Diversity https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2016/05/02/help-us-preserve-our-heritage-diversity%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) needs your help identifying the Colorado places important to women’s history, African-American, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Latino, and urban Native American communities. Monday, May 2, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Help%20us%20preserve%20our%20Heritage%20Diversity Building History Colorado’s Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/04/25/building-history-colorados-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In February 1879, enabling legislation was signed by the Governor of Colorado creating the State Historical Society, the objective of which was to collect and preserve items relating to the history of the state. Since that time, the collection has grown to encompass approximately 15 million individual items including archival documents, artifacts and visual images. Monday, April 25, 2016 | 12:00pm Elisa Phelps https://www.historycolorado.org/Building%20History%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Collection Introducing the Aultman Studio Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/04/19/introducing-aultman-studio-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E With the Winter Prather collection finished, I’m pleased to introduce the massive Aultman Studio collection, the next set of materials up for processing as part of the NHPRC 20th Century Photograph Collections Grant Project. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/Introducing%20the%20Aultman%20Studio%20Collection Working on New Exhibits at The Ute Indian Museum in Montrose https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/04/15/working-new-exhibits-ute-indian-museum-montrose%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E While the construction to expand the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose is moving along nicely, the exhibit team at History Colorado is busy planning the new exhibits to be installed there. One of the most exciting parts of exhibit development is selection of the artifacts to support the stories of the Ute people that we will tell. Friday, April 15, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Working%20on%20New%20Exhibits%20at%20The%20Ute%20Indian%20Museum%20in%20Montrose Searching for Home https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/exhibits/2016/04/11/searching-home%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, April 11, 2016 | 12:00pm Shirley Whiteside, Byron Plumley https://www.historycolorado.org/Searching%20for%20Home Delusions of a Wanna-Be History Detective https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/04/05/delusions-wanna-be-history-detective%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Having officially finished the Winter Prather collection (expect to see a finding aid online soon!), I have time to share one of the more obscure parts of Prather’s biography. First, just to recap: Winter Prather was a prominent commercial and fine art photographer working mostly in the Denver, Colorado and Taos, New Mexico from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. Thanks to the 2015 NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant that History Colorado received last May, I have been able to spend the last two months processing and cataloging Prather’s manuscripts and photographs. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/Delusions%20of%20a%20Wanna-Be%20History%20Detective O’ My Sweet Highland Mary https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2016/03/29/o-my-sweet-highland-mary%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1988 Bernice Lang donated her doll collection to History Colorado. Currently, staff and volunteers are working on the collection, originally started by Bernice’s mother, Minnie Belle Jackson, who came to Colorado by wagon as a child in 1867. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/%20O%E2%80%99%20My%20Sweet%20Highland%20Mary Ute Tribal Paths https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/exhibits/2016/03/18/ute-tribal-paths%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado is very excited to share  “Ute Tribal Paths”, a free online exhibit and digital badge on Ute Indian history, traditions and contemporary lives. Friday, March 18, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Ute%20Tribal%20Paths The Ute Indian Museum https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/community-museums/2016/02/24/ute-indian-museum%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Ute Indian Museum is being designed in consultation with three Ute tribes – Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray Reservation.  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Ute%20Indian%20Museum Chryso-Ceramics in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/02/22/chryso-ceramics-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Soon to be on exhibit, this beautiful coffee service set has a unique history—not only because of who owned it, but also who made it. From the estate of Townsend Sherman McAllister, the set was donated to History Colorado in 1970. The donor’s father, Henry McAllister Jr. was raised in Colorado Springs and in 1896 married his college sweetheart Phebe Ketcham of Jericho, Long Island. In 1898, son Townsend Sherman was born in Colorado Springs, followed by Henry III in 1904. In 1906, the family moved to Denver where Henry Jr. established his general law practice. Phebe was active in St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, as well as in the Colonial Dames and Monday Literary Club. A prominent family in Denver, the McAllisters often entertained in their home at 1880 Gaylord Street. Guests not only enjoyed good food and company, they sat on antique furniture from Phebe’s family who settled Jericho, Long Island, during Colonial times and enjoyed beautiful art. Monday, February 22, 2016 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/%20Chryso-Ceramics%20in%20Colorado Read Colorado’s Historic Newspapers Online https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2016/01/20/read-colorados-historic-newspapers-online%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In this digital age, the way we read newspapers may have changed, but the characteristics and qualities of newspapers have remained largely the same. A newspaper is a first-hand creation with information relevant to the life and culture of the community it serves. A newspaper is, metaphorically, the eyes, voice and spirit of a community. History Colorado preserves those voices and stories on the best newspaper preservation format available: microfilm. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Read%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Historic%20Newspapers%20Online Caring a Little Would Mean a Lot https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/exhibits/2016/01/06/caring-little-would-mean-lot%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | 12:00pm Deb Butte https://www.historycolorado.org/Caring%20a%20Little%20Would%20Mean%20a%20Lot 6 Reasons You Should Care About Historic Preservation in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/12/09/6-reasons-you-should-care-about-historic-preservation-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I’m from Georgia, born and raised a southerner through and through, and I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes, when it comes to historic places, people from the east think they have all the good stuff.  But three decades ago I moved to Colorado and was astounded to find some of the richest, most vibrant historic places I've seen. I still remember my drive up I-70 seeing quaint mountain towns like Georgetown for the first time and being blown away. This place is something special. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 12:00pm Steve W. Turner, AIA https://www.historycolorado.org/6%20Reasons%20You%20Should%20Care%20About%20Historic%20Preservation%20in%20Colorado Blair Griffith Talks about Homelessness (Part 2) https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2015/12/04/blair-griffith-talks-about-homelessness-part-2%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In this second part of our interview with Blair Griffith, she talks about her work and experience of homelessness within her community. Friday, December 4, 2015 | 12:00pm Blair Griffith https://www.historycolorado.org/Blair%20Griffith%20Talks%20about%20Homelessness%20%28Part%202%29 Blair Griffith Talks about Homelessness (Part 3) https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2015/12/04/blair-griffith-talks-about-homelessness-part-3%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In this final part of our interview with Blair Griffith, she shares her message of what homelessness is and how people can make an impact on changing how people view homelessness. Friday, December 4, 2015 | 12:00pm Blair Griffith https://www.historycolorado.org/Blair%20Griffith%20Talks%20about%20Homelessness%20%28Part%203%29 Investigating an Engineering Mystery: Western Colorado’s Hanging Flume https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/12/02/investigating-engineering-mystery-western-colorados-hanging-flume%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In Montrose County, Colorado, an incredible feat of mining engineering clings to sheer canyon walls above the Dolores and San Miguel rivers. Built in the 1880s, the Hanging Flume carried the water used to extract the fine gold from placer deposits. The flume has captivated historians and tourists alike, but no one has been able to determine exactly how it was built in just a few years in such a remote and inhospitable location. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 12:00pm Kristen Olson https://www.historycolorado.org/Investigating%20an%20Engineering%20Mystery%3A%20Western%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Hanging%20Flume Blair Griffith Talks about Homelessness (Part 1) https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2015/11/07/blair-griffith-talks-about-homelessness-part-1%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Miss Colorado 2011, Blair Griffith, joined us for the opening of our new exhibit, "Searching For Home: Homelessness in Colorado." She then shared her story of family, winning Miss Colorado, and finding herself homeless. Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 12:00pm Blair Griffith https://www.historycolorado.org/Blair%20Griffith%20Talks%20about%20Homelessness%20%28Part%201%29 Part V -- 888 Logan Street https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/10/24/part-v-888-logan-street%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E After four fascinating segments about the history of Denver's 888 Logan Street, Judith Stalnaker brings her story to a close as we explore three more residents and the influence still felt today of 888 Logan Street’s early residents... Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Part%20V%20--%20888%20Logan%20Street From Lincoln Logs to Blueprints https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/10/23/lincoln-logs-blueprints%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Becoming an architect is a rather daunting task when your father is Frank Lloyd Wright. Although John Lloyd Wright had a hard time measuring up to the architectural achievements of his father, he was able to define his own place in history with the invention of Lincoln Logs in 1918. He found inspiration for the toy on a 1917 visit to Japan, where he assisted his father with the construction of the Imperial Hotel using a revolutionary technique of interlocking beams. The inherent simplicity of the design struck a chord with John, and soon after, he set out to democratize the technique for the enjoyment of America’s children. Friday, October 23, 2015 | 12:00pm Taylor Horst https://www.historycolorado.org/From%20Lincoln%20Logs%20to%20Blueprints A Colorado Veteran’s Tale https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2015/10/23/colorado-veterans-tale%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E **Disclaimer: While, of course, the use of the pejorative term “Jap” is no longer tolerated today, writers at the time of World War II used the term liberally. We have left the term intact to preserve the full accuracy of these historical records. Reader discretion is advised.** There’s often a vast disconnect between those who fight wars and those who remain at home. A manuscript collection recently added to History Colorado’s Archives collection highlights a personal attempt to reconcile this gap. Mr. Ahrend “Ben” H. Turban was born in Denver in 1911 and grew up in various homes for orphans. After attending South High School and the Colorado School of Mines, Ben, as he liked to be called, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1938. He worked as civil engineer and surveyor in major points of military conflict throughout the Pacific, including Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Okinawa.  Friday, October 23, 2015 | 12:00pm Rachel Reddick https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Colorado%20Veteran%E2%80%99s%20Tale Part IV -- 888 Logan Street https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/10/16/part-iv-888-logan-street%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Last week, we learned about a psychiatrist, a lawyer, an oil man, and an industrialist who all lived at 888 Logan Street, an apartment building in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood that was once said to be, “the most luxurious apartment house ever built in Denver.” Constructed in 1959, the building is of midcentury modern design, a style created in the 1950s and portions of the preceding and following decades.  The 888 Logan Street building exemplifies midcentury modern style with its clean, unadorned lines and large expanses of glass. Friday, October 16, 2015 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Part%20IV%20--%20888%20Logan%20Street The Amazing Film Viewer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/10/15/amazing-film-viewer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I have just finished rehousing and processing all of the photographic prints in the David DeHarport Collection! Hold your applause though; I still need to process approximately 2000 color slides, 6200 large format negatives, and 3000 35mm negatives. However, before I begin to wrangle with the organization of the DeHarport negatives, I must consider their long-term preservation.   Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 12:00pm Adrienne Evans https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Amazing%20Film%20Viewer Fall in Bloom: History and Art at the Denver Botanic Gardens https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2015/10/13/fall-bloom-history-and-art-denver-botanic-gardens%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Last month I experienced plants, flowers and art in a way I had never before at this stunning oasis in Denver. Its name? The Denver Botanic Gardens. In this enchanting place, everything is a work of art. Every garden, carefully designed, every painting and sculpture on display, every plant they nourish -- each is a work of art. It's obvious that tons of thought and love has been poured into each masterpiece. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 12:00pm Fiona Nugent https://www.historycolorado.org/Fall%20in%20Bloom%3A%20History%20and%20Art%20at%20the%20Denver%20Botanic%20Gardens Part III -- 888 Logan Street https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/10/11/part-iii-888-logan-street%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Last week we read about George and Ellie Caulkins, Bill Daniels, and even a former Frontier Airlines president, who all spent time at 888 Logan Street, an apartment building in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood that was once said to be, “the most luxurious apartment house ever built in Denver.” Sunday, October 11, 2015 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Part%20III%20--%20888%20Logan%20Street Tales from Pioneer Days https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2015/10/06/tales-pioneer-days%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Late in 1933, in the thick of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civil Works Administration, a job-creation program that was part of the New Deal he’d created earlier in his presidency. Although most CWA jobs were manual labor, the program also employed artists and writers left jobless in the dismal economy of the early ‘30s. These new jobs were temporary, and by mid-1934 the program had disbanded. Though it was short-lived, Coloradans of today owe a debt of gratitude to the CWA, because among the projects it created is an incredible set of interviews that shed light on the early days of our state. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 12:00pm Patrick Fraker https://www.historycolorado.org/Tales%20from%20Pioneer%20Days Part II -- 888 Logan Street https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/10/02/part-ii-888-logan-street%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Last week we learned about President Eisenhower's and Buffalo Bill's association with 888 Logan Street, a mid-century apartment building in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood that was once said to be, "the most luxurious apartment house ever built in Denver." This week, we look at six more Denver elite who --  incredibly! -- all lived at 888 Logan Street at the same time in the early 1960s... Friday, October 2, 2015 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Part%20II%20--%20888%20Logan%20Street “The Elegant Things Have Vanished”: Dining at The Denver Dry Goods’ Tearoom https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/10/01/elegant-things-have-vanished-dining-denver-dry-goods-tearoom%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Lunch most days is an assault on the senses.  Crumpled hamburger wrappers, your vehicle creeping toward the squawk of a broken speaker box in the drive through, and when it is all over the uncomfortable sense of “Did I just eat that?”  Not that long ago, lunch was pleasant, the conversation was polite, and well-manicured ladies who went downtown to shop made time to have a little something during the middle of the day.   For most of the last century, the first step toward a few moments of civilized serenity began with an elevator ride to the top floor of the Denver Dry Goods department store at the corner of 16th and California. Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 12:00pm Bob Autobee https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CThe%20Elegant%20Things%20Have%20Vanished%E2%80%9D%3A%20Dining%20at%20The%20Denver%20Dry%20Goods%E2%80%99%20Tearoom Child Photographers https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/09/29/child-photographers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Our current exhibition Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s got me thinking about unconventional toys. Could a camera be considered a toy? Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/Child%20Photographers 888 Logan Street: Home to the Prominent https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/09/23/888-logan-street-home-prominent%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Judith Stalnaker grew tired of listening to unsubstantiated  rumors that famous, wealthy people used to live in her condo building fifty years ago. So she decided to see if there was any evidence to back up the claims. Come along as this five-part series reveals the exciting, incredible information she found. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 12:00pm Judith Stalnaker, Ph.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/888%20Logan%20Street%3A%20Home%20to%20the%20Prominent Historic Yet New https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/09/08/historic-yet-new%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This summer two new buildings were added to the State Register of Historic Properties that tell the stories of two notable Coloradans with very different, but equally fascinating, backgrounds that led them to esteem designing buildings in Greeley and Denver, respectively.  In addition, the Downtown Loveland Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places. This exciting new listing honors the agricultural and economic heritage of a small railroad community that grew into a commercial center. Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Historic%20Yet%20New NHPRC Grant Project Kickoff https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/08/27/nhprc-grant-project-kickoff%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Welcome to the kickoff of History Colorado’s 20th Century Photography Collections Project! Just to recap for those who may not remember: Last May, History Colorado received a 2015 National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Access to Historical Records grant. Thanks to the financial support provided by the grant, a project archivist (that’s me!) will be able to spend the next two years processing and cataloging four important, but currently hidden History Colorado photography collections. Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/NHPRC%20Grant%20Project%20Kickoff Toy Cradleboards https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2015/08/26/toy-cradleboards%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This beautiful miniature Ute cradleboard (E.1894.178) was undoubtedly made for use as a toy, but most likely it had a second purpose -- so that a young girl could learn about child care. It is one of many in the History Colorado collection. This one was made by Chipeta around 1915. She gave it to a friend, who ultimately donated it to History Colorado. Chipeta was the wife of Chief Ouray, one important Ute leader in the 1800s, and a leader herself. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 12:00pm Sheila Goff https://www.historycolorado.org/Toy%20Cradleboards Mules, Mammoth Plates, and Mountains https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/08/26/mules-mammoth-plates-and-mountains%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/Mules%2C%20Mammoth%20Plates%2C%20and%20Mountains Red Rocks: Nature's Most Historic and Musical Display https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2015/08/06/red-rocks-natures-most-historic-and-musical-display%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Everyone who has been to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, can probably agree with me when I say I feel a mixture of love, fascination, tranquility, and exhilaration when I’m there. Perhaps it is because of the music, the view, the vibe, and of course, the red rocks themselves that surround the amphitheater, which both Red Rocks Park and Colorado are named after. If you haven't been to Red Rocks, you must go! It is a fun adventure, guaranteed, as well as a remarkable symbol of not just Colorado's history, but of U.S. history, too. Thursday, August 6, 2015 | 12:00pm Fiona Nugent https://www.historycolorado.org/Red%20Rocks%3A%20Nature%26#039;s Most Historic and Musical Display The Red Elvis https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/07/29/red-elvis%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Red%20Elvis Molly Brown and Fashion Design https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/07/22/molly-brown-and-fashion-design%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 12:00pm Kathryn Klein https://www.historycolorado.org/Molly%20Brown%20and%20Fashion%20Design Unpacking Greatness https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/07/17/unpacking-greatness%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Great news! History Colorado’s Photography Department has finished unpacking and re-housing our entire glass plate negative collection! For the first time ever, this collection made up of hundreds of thousands of glass negatives is now available for research and photo reproductions. The project took two years to complete and involved the hard work of Megan Friedel, Emily Moazami, Melissa de Bie, Bridget O'Toole, Natalie Elder, Kalyani Fernando, Becca Goodrum, Sarah Plimpton and Charlotte Whitman. Friday, July 17, 2015 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/Unpacking%20Greatness Beyond the Stacks: A Library Redefined https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/07/10/beyond-stacks-library-redefined%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Up at 9,600 feet above sea level in Breckenridge, Colorado, a stately schoolhouse has weathered more than a century of high altitude winters.  After Colorado Mountain College moved out of the school, the town leaders of Breckenridge knew they needed to get their hands on this gem. One of only two brick civic buildings in town, this Mission Revival school was unique in this former mining vernacular Victorian town. The question was: What to do with it? Friday, July 10, 2015 | 12:00pm Liz Hallas, AIA https://www.historycolorado.org/Beyond%20the%20Stacks%3A%20A%20Library%20Redefined Worthy of Preserving https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/07/02/worthy-preserving%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Historic preservation is more than simply preserving buildings and sites.  It generates jobs and economic growth while simultaneously allowing future generations to know the places that we have come from to better understand how we got to where we are today. History Colorado’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation assists in documenting and preserving  properties that are vital to our state and nation’s heritage. Part of this process is working with the National Park Service to list buildings in the National  Register of Historic Places. Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 12:00pm Samantha Jambor https://www.historycolorado.org/Worthy%20of%20Preserving Restaurants and Menus https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/07/01/restaurants-and-menus%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center, we regularly assist researchers—from scholars to students, authors to filmmakers—in finding the Colorado history they need for their projects. Some of these projects are for private, personal use—such as genealogy research—but others are destined for the larger world as a film or book. It’s always a joy when one of those books comes back to us, to be added to our Archives collection. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 12:00pm Laura Ruttum Senturia https://www.historycolorado.org/Restaurants%20and%20Menus 3 Historic Colorado Jails (and one Prison) You Don’t Know About https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/06/28/3-historic-colorado-jails-and-one-prison-you-dont-know-about%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado’s historic buildings always tell a story. Some illustrate the wealth generated from the gold and silver mining days while others tell the tale of the state’s agricultural beginnings. Seldom heard, though, are the stories that are confined within the walls of Colorado’s prisons and jails. To help these tales break free, here is a glimpse at three historic Colorado jails (and one prison) that you may not know about. Sunday, June 28, 2015 | 12:00pm Jade Martin https://www.historycolorado.org/3%20Historic%20Colorado%20Jails%20%28and%20one%20Prison%29%20You%20Don%E2%80%99t%20Know%20About This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/education/2015/06/18/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E From the age of the dinosaurs to the age of rock ‘n’ roll, Red Rocks has seen it all. For millions of years, this monolithic red sandstone geological formation jutting out of the Rocky Mountain foothills has become widely regarded as a Colorado icon. Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History Biking to Work https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/06/12/biking-work%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, June 12, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Biking%20to%20Work Before Orange, Before Black: A Brief History of the Colorado Women's Prison https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/06/12/orange-black-brief-history-colorado-womens-prison%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Long before "Orange" became the "New Black," female inmates at the Colorado Women's Prison, part of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, were navigating close quarters on strict schedules with limited access to educational resources. Learn more about this historical women's penitentiary that is reused today as a museum. Friday, June 12, 2015 | 12:00pm Marisa Rubel, Jade Martin https://www.historycolorado.org/Before%20Orange%2C%20Before%20Black%3A%20A%20Brief%20History%20of%20the%20Colorado%20Women%26#039;s Prison This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/06/11/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History Privately Funded Preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/06/08/privately-funded-preservation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The first time my wife and I traveled to the San Luis Valley, we fell in love with it. We got to know the valley well, and in March 2005 we were invited to see the Medano Ranch, a 50,000-acre spread just west of the Great Sand Dunes. The Pedro Trujillo Homestead is located on the property, and we were taken there to experience the remoteness and beauty of its setting.  Monday, June 8, 2015 | 12:00pm Benjamin Fitzpatrick https://www.historycolorado.org/Privately%20Funded%20Preservation This week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/06/05/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, June 5, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/This%20week%20in%20Colorado%20History Headlines from the Past https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/06/02/headlines-past%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | 12:00pm Sarah Gilmor https://www.historycolorado.org/Headlines%20from%20the%20Past From Farms to Zoos and Everything In Between https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/05/28/farms-zoos-and-everything-between%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Have you ever thought about why it’s called the History Colorado Center and not a museum? That’s because it’s more than just a museum. Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 12:00pm Samantha Jambor https://www.historycolorado.org/From%20Farms%20to%20Zoos%20and%20Everything%20In%20Between Symbol of the American West, Kit Carson, Died 147 Years Ago This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/05/22/symbol-american-west-kit-carson-died-147-years-ago-week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E With the final words of “Doctor, comrade, adios!” the legendary Kit Carson died 147 years ago this week on May 23 in Fort Lyon, Colorado. Born Christopher “Kit” Carson on Christmas Eve of 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky, Carson became world famous—some might say infamous—as a trapper, scout, Indian agent and soldier, and as a symbol of the American West. Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Symbol%20of%20the%20American%20West%2C%20Kit%20Carson%2C%20Died%20147%20Years%20Ago%20This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History History Colorado Celebrates the Life of Coloradan Veteran Amos Estrada https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/05/22/history-colorado-celebrates-life-coloradan-veteran-amos%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Imagine hearing a knock on the door and being handed a Western Union telegram notifying you that your husband, son or child has been killed in action. For those left behind during World War II, a telegram was the epitome of tragedy, and that’s what Lillian, the wife of Sergeant Amos F. Estrada, received on September 25, 1944. Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Colorado%20Celebrates%20the%20Life%20of%20Coloradan%20Veteran%20Amos%20Estrada This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/05/11/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E “We meet again in Denver in 1976” read across the stadium board at the closing of the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. But the world would not convene in Denver. Dorothy Hamill would skate her way to Olympic gold in Innsbruck, Austria instead. And Denver becomes the first, and only, city to ever win the bid to host the games and then reject them. Monday, May 11, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History History Colorado Awarded NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grant for 2015-2017 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/05/06/history-colorado-awarded-nhprc-access-historical-records-grant%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Photography Department of History Colorado is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2015 National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Access to Historical Records grant, in support of its Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project. Thanks to NHPRC’s generous funding, Photography Department staff will begin a two-year project in August 2015 to make four of History Colorado’s most significant collections of twentieth-century photography available to the public. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Colorado%20Awarded%20NHPRC%20Access%20to%20Historical%20Records%20Grant%20for%202015-2017 The First Passenger Train Travels through the Royal Gorge this Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2015/05/06/first-passenger-train-travels-through-royal-gorge-week-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Today, travel experiences are marked by long lines at airports and trying to remember if you removed all the liquids in your bag over three ounces. At the same time, you have to take off your shoes and belt and remove change and metal from your pockets — all before the travelers behind you grumble and glare because you’re holding up the line. It makes you yearn for the days when traveling was something different entirely. Your suitcase wasn’t filled with wrinkle-free dresses and tennis shoes, but your finest wardrobe and jewels that you wore, back when people “dressed” for dinner aboard elegant dining cars during a multi-day sojourn aboard a train. Back then, train travel wasn’t necessarily about your final destination, it was about the people, sites, socializing and scenery along the way. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20First%20Passenger%20Train%20Travels%20through%20the%20Royal%20Gorge%20this%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History Collection Spotlight https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/04/30/collection-spotlight%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As we mentioned in our previous post, this April marks the 103rd anniversary of the establishment of the Colorado Mountain Club! History Colorado holds several collections documenting the CMC’s members and adventures, including the recently processed George Harvey, Jr. photograph albums (Ph.00094) (PDF). These seven albums document the club’s early years, from 1913 to about 1923. Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/Collection%20Spotlight This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/04/30/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E 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). Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/04/15/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E 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. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/%20This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History%20%20 This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/events/2015/04/08/week-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On April 9, 1851, Hispano farmers established San Luis, Colorado, and today, at 164 years old, it is the state’s oldest continuously occupied town. Located in south central Colorado near the New Mexico border, the San Luis Valley has been home to several different groups, one of the many reasons it holds historic significance for Colorado and the nation. The town was established by Hispano farmers, but the area was originally inhabited by prehistoric cultures dating back thousands of years. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/This%20Week%20in%20Colorado%20History%20 Seven Times the Seventh Season of Parks and Recreation Loved Historic Preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/04/07/seven-times-seventh-season-parks-and-recreation-loved-historic%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This spring we said goodbye to the beloved Parks and Recreation, state and local government's favorite TV show possibly ever. Parks and Rec made us laugh for seven seasons and elicited I don’t know how many, “This is exactly what my office is like!” from government workers throughout the country. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 12:00pm Claire Lanier https://www.historycolorado.org/Seven%20Times%20the%20Seventh%20Season%20of%20Parks%20and%20Recreation%20Loved%20Historic%20Preservation Behind the Scenes https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/04/06/behind-scenes%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado has extensive holdings of Ute artifacts—clothing, headdresses, baskets, beadwork, cradleboards, bows and arrows, ceramics and photographs—the bulk of the materials made in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the collection are items that once belonged to Ute leaders, artifacts that show the expert workmanship of Ute craftspeople, and objects used in everyday life. Together, these remarkable materials help us interpret the history of Colorado’s remaining resident tribes: the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, along with their sister tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. Monday, April 6, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Behind%20the%20Scenes HC’s Shawn Snow Shows Off His Childhood Toys Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/toys/2015/04/02/hcs-shawn-snow-shows-his-childhood-toys-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Check out this video of our very own Shawn Snow discussing the toys of his childhood still in his mom’s basement! How many toys do you still have? Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 12:00pm Shawn Snow https://www.historycolorado.org/HC%E2%80%99s%20Shawn%20Snow%20Shows%20Off%20His%20Childhood%20Toys%20Collection The Role of Toys in the Archaeology of Self https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/03/30/role-toys-archaeology-self%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In early 2008 I visited my childhood home in North Carolina with my wife Laurie and oldest son Andrew. Laurie was pregnant with our younger son James. Having children was already making me feel nostalgic about my own childhood, but something else emphasized it on that visit. Monday, March 30, 2015 | 12:00pm Thomas Carr https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Role%20of%20Toys%20in%20the%20Archaeology%20of%20Self Tabor Bed and Dresser https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2015/02/27/tabor-bed-and-dresser%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In search of gold, Horace Tabor and his first wife, Augusta, settled in Denver in 1859. After a number of years in Oro City (an early mining town near Leadville, now abandoned), the couple moved to Leadville in 1877. A year later, Horace struck it rich—in silver, not gold. With his new wealth, he established newspapers, a bank and the Tabor Opera House in Leadville and the Tabor Grand Opera House and Tabor Block in Denver. He also bought the Matchless mine in Leadville (1879), earning for a time $2,000 a day from its high-quality silver. Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/Tabor%20Bed%20and%20Dresser Baby Doe Tabor https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2015/02/27/baby-doe-tabor%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Growing up in Denver, I knew Leadville as a destination for our family to take out-of-town relatives who came to visit Colorado. I still have fond memories of eating ice cream cones on summer days while walking with my cousin through the streets of the Old West. The rocky mountains of Colorado instilled a deep sense of wildness, strength and independence in my 12-year-old mind in the early 1970s. My cousin Mark, from Illinois, was exactly the same age as me, and if I’d looked him in the eye while we ate our ice cream in the middle of Leadville, I’d have considered us equal in every way. How little did I know how hard-fought my attitude came from a history of so many women before me. And in the West were a number of women whose stories tell us the truth about privilege, hardship and endurance. Baby Doe Tabor is one of them. Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12:00pm Kathryn Klein https://www.historycolorado.org/Baby%20Doe%20Tabor Pop Quiz https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/02/26/pop-quiz%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 12:00pm Heather Peterson https://www.historycolorado.org/Pop%20Quiz Television was My Lifeline to the Events of 1968 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/1968/2015/02/13/television-was-my-lifeline-events-1968%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, February 13, 2015 | 12:00pm Linda Rolf https://www.historycolorado.org/Television%20was%20My%20Lifeline%20to%20the%20Events%20of%201968 A Story of Sewing & Fashion - '68 Style https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/1968/2015/02/13/story-sewing-fashion-68-style%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, February 13, 2015 | 12:00pm Judy Kaminsky Botvin https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Story%20of%20Sewing%20%26amp%3B%20Fashion%20-%20%26#039;68 Style El Movimiento https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/we-are-colorado/2015/02/02/el-movimiento%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, February 2, 2015 | 12:00pm Ricardo La Foré https://www.historycolorado.org/El%20Movimiento NAGPRA News https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2015/02/01/nagpra-news%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado's NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act) Program continues to be active in a variety of areas. Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/NAGPRA%20News 6 Ways To Write About Preservation So Someone Will Care https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/01/29/6-ways-write-about-preservation-so-someone-will-care%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Two years ago the Preservation Communications team here at History Colorado put out a press release about a Multiple Property Documentation Form for historic sites along the Santa Fe Trail.  We were very excited about the significance of this milestone. Hooray! we said. This is great press for preservation! we said. Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 12:00pm Claire Lanier https://www.historycolorado.org/6%20Ways%20To%20Write%20About%20Preservation%20So%20Someone%20Will%20Care More Than Just a Piece of Paper https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/race/2015/01/17/more-just-piece-paper%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E RACE: Are We So Different? may not be here at the History Colorado Center any longer—the exhibit, which was produced by the American Anthropological Association left on January 4—but that doesn’t mean we’re done talking about race and its implications. Race is always a topic of discussion in the United States and the world, for that matter, particularly within the last year, and as a history organization, it’s part of who we are to think and talk about how our country’s ever-changing cultural attitudes affect how we see and preserve the past. Indeed, there’s no better time to continue the conversation than on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 12:00pm Claire Lanier https://www.historycolorado.org/More%20Than%20Just%20a%20Piece%20of%20Paper Mission 66 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2015/01/16/mission-66%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E My love for National Parks did not arise from family vacations. When I was young, we took few road trips that deviated from the long drive from Chicago to Florida to visit my grandparents and go to Disney World. Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:00pm Kristi Roberts https://www.historycolorado.org/Mission%2066 Crossing the Line https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/collections-library/2014/12/23/crossing-line%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Several weeks ago, I was giving a behind-the-scenes tour and randomly opening some of our map cabinets, when I spotted this certificate. The imagery and some of the verbiage caught my interest, and I made a mental note to return to it. What I found was an interesting little bit of maritime history that is now part of the History Colorado Collection. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 12:00pm Melissa de Bie https://www.historycolorado.org/Crossing%20the%20Line A Lifelong Appreciation and Value for Differences https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/race/2014/12/17/lifelong-appreciation-and-value-differences%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 12:00pm Amanda Henderson https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Lifelong%20Appreciation%20and%20Value%20for%20Differences Together, We Can Work Toward Change https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/race/2014/12/16/together-we-can-work-toward-change%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Since the grand juries returned no indictments in the killings of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MO, and Eric Garner, on Staten Island, NY; and a videotape of the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, OH, was viewed, America has been roiled in massive protests and cries for justice — not only justice for Mr. Brown, Mr. Garner and Master Rice but for all those who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement across the country. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 12:00pm Michael Hancock https://www.historycolorado.org/Together%2C%20We%20Can%20Work%20Toward%20Change Dr. Justina Ford: Success Despite the Obstacles https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/12/10/dr-justina-ford-success-despite-obstacles%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I always thought that historic preservation simply implied that a building was saved from demolition. I was wrong. After an eye-opening internship with History Colorado’s Preservation Programs as a first semester graduate student, I realized that historic preservation is so much more than saving bricks and mortar -- it’s about preserving the memories of the people who used and loved those buildings. Additionally, losing those old buildings severs our ties to the past and the stories that evolved within those structures. Many times, they are the stories of people often forgotten in history. One of the greatest local examples of keeping our connection to the past, and one that intertwined with my family history, is the story of Dr. Justina Ford. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 12:00pm Jade Martin https://www.historycolorado.org/Dr.%20Justina%20Ford%3A%20Success%20Despite%20the%20Obstacles On the Right Side of Preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/12/03/right-side-preservation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Picture this: A dusty road leads out to a vast expanse of prairie land. You’re in the small town of Campo, Colorado, population 109. Tumbleweeds skip across the path like somersaulting skeletons. The land is flat so the wind is apparent, and if you listen closely, you can hear the war cries of the Comanche from another era. At the end of the path is the Little Homestead house, a one-bedroom cabin that withstood the harsh times of the Dust Bowl. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 12:00pm Henry McComas https://www.historycolorado.org/On%20the%20Right%20Side%20of%20Preservation How to Talk to Your Kids About Race https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2014/12/01/how-talk-your-kids-about-race%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E “But I thought it wasn’t polite to talk about someone’s race; why are you asking me to talk about it?” This is one of the many questions I often get from both kids and adults when I suggest that we (parents, caregivers, teachers, etc.) talk to each other and especially to the younger people in our lives about race. Monday, December 1, 2014 | 12:00pm Dena Samuels https://www.historycolorado.org/How%20to%20Talk%20to%20Your%20Kids%20About%20Race Artistry Where You Least Expect It https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/11/06/artistry-where-you-least-expect-it%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Quick—what’s the first word that comes to mind when you read “hospital”? Cold? Plastic? Linoleum? What about craftsmanship, creativity, or uniqueness? Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 12:00pm Claire Lanier https://www.historycolorado.org/Artistry%20Where%20You%20Least%20Expect%20It Colorado’s Hispanic Towns https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/10/30/colorados-hispanic-towns%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On the upper Huerfano River amid the Greenhorn Mountains, this isolated unincorporated ranching town is the shrunken hub of a large mountainous chunk of northwestern Huerfano County. Gardner's roots, however, lie in a predecessor Hispanic town, according to tales I heard in the Gardner Tavern. Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Hispanic%20Towns Reading Photographs and Discovering Early Photos of Salida’s FIBark Race https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2014/10/29/reading-photographs-and-discovering-early-photos-salidas-fibark-race%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We recently made an exciting discovery in our collection: we found photographs of Salida’s first annual boat race, now known as FIBArk (First in Boating the Arkansas). We’re going to show you how we made this discovery by “reading” the photograph and how you can improve your visual literacy skills, too. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/%20Reading%20Photographs%20and%20Discovering%20Early%20Photos%20of%20Salida%E2%80%99s%20FIBark%20Race Winning the Ovarian Lottery https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/10/27/winning-ovarian-lottery%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Walking into the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit at History Colorado, I was already aware that race is not a scientific fact.  Some things that impact us greatly disappear the closer we examine them.  Race is one of those things.  The exhibit explains why we look different based on geography. That reminded me of writer Maya Angelou, who visited Africa and found people who looked just like her—they had her hips, smiles and eyes. Monday, October 27, 2014 | 12:00pm Pam Paulien https://www.historycolorado.org/Winning%20the%20Ovarian%20Lottery The Wooden Canvas https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/10/17/wooden-canvas%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A quiet walk among the aspens reveals a history that is often forgotten. Stately white trees with green or gold leaves, depending on the season, stand as sentinels of a past time. On their skin, incised with care, are elaborate carvings that give names, places and images—a record of travelers through the forest. These are arborglyphs: tree carvings that provide a glimpse of past lifeways. They are a wooden canvas, a reflection of Hispano history. They are ever-changing as the trees grow and expand. Friday, October 17, 2014 | 12:00pm Ruth Lambert https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Wooden%20Canvas Mad Hatters and the Anatomy of a Daguerreotype https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/10/02/mad-hatters-and-anatomy-daguerreotype%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Did you know that October is American Archives Month? To celebrate, we’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes stories from our Photograph Collection and highlighting some of the work we do to preserve, organize, describe and provide access to the images in our collection. This summer our staff, interns and volunteers have been been digitizing, researching and cataloging our Early Photography collection: 600 daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes.  Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/Mad%20Hatters%20and%20the%20Anatomy%20of%20a%20Daguerreotype Raza: el arco iris invisible https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/es/story/colorado-voices/2014/09/30/raza-el-arco-iris-invisible%22%20hreflang%3D%22es%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E La primera vez que alguien me pregunto cual era el color de mi piel, yo tenia 4 años. Fue en el kinder cuando un compañero sin reparo lanzo la pregunta y con la mayor naturalidad contesté, -Yo soy gris.- Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 12:00pm Loren Escandon https://www.historycolorado.org/Raza%3A%20el%20arco%20iris%20invisible Race: The Invisible Rainbow https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/09/30/race-invisible-rainbow%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The first time someone was curious about my skin color, I was 4. It was in kindergarten when I got approached with the question, and my answer was, “I am grey.” Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 12:00pm Loren Escandon https://www.historycolorado.org/Race%3A%20The%20Invisible%20Rainbow Interpreting the Prehistoric at Lindenmeier https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/09/25/interpreting-prehistoric-lindenmeier%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1935, 28-year-old Loren Eisely was a member of the excavation crew at an archaeological dig in a remote area on the high Colorado prairie. He was a poet and a philosopher, but had a keen interest in anthropology. At the time, scientists believed and rigorously defended the theory that ancient humans arose in Asia and Africa, and had been in the new world for only a few thousand years. Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 12:00pm Sue Kenney https://www.historycolorado.org/Interpreting%20the%20Prehistoric%20at%20Lindenmeier Lessons Learned From A Gentle Giant https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/09/24/lessons-learned-gentle-giant%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Nearly 30 years ago, when I began my museum career at the Field Museum of Natural History, we were grappling with the idea of what we called “multiculturalism,” and with the challenge of attracting audiences that reflected the diverse community in which we lived. It was a challenge that would require a profound organizational shift, and no one was more enthusiastic about this new commitment than I was. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 12:00pm Kathryn Hill https://www.historycolorado.org/Lessons%20Learned%20From%20A%20Gentle%20Giant A White Boy at a Black School https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/09/15/white-boy-black-school%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It was the summer of 1971, and I had just turned seven years old. My dad was an electrical engineer who specialized in industrial construction projects, and we would follow him to live wherever the jobs took us. For this project we had moved from Ohio to Georgetown, South Carolina. We actually lived at nearby Litchfield beach in a beach house – definitely fun, but pretty cold in the winter. Now my parents raised their children (two boys and one girl) to be color blind with regard to race, and for this I am eternally grateful to them. I don’t recall them ever saying a negative word about a person or group of people based on the color of their skin – or for any other reason. So imagine their challenges moving to the South in the middle of the Civil Rights movement. Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:00pm Thomas Carr https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20White%20Boy%20at%20a%20Black%20School Once a School, Always a School https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/09/15/once-school-always-school%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E These days, it’s not uncommon to turn a historic church into a coffeehouse, or an old gas station into a hip new restaurant; adaptive reuse is one of the most creative and increasingly popular ways to preserve a historic building. What’s become rarer, in fact, is opting for the original use of a building post-rehabilitation, and this is no truer than for schools. As communities have grown through the twentieth century, early and even mid-century schools have been abandoned for larger, newer school complexes. Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:00pm Claire Lanier https://www.historycolorado.org/Once%20a%20School%2C%20Always%20a%20School RACE: Are We So Different? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2014/09/09/race-are-we-so-different%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E At the end of each summer, Denver Public Schools social studies teachers come together to talk about the beginning of the school year and share resources and ideas for engaging our district’s children in rigorous, meaningful learning. This year, my colleagues and I at Facing History and Ourselves, together with History Colorado, had the opportunity to speak to the 200  teachers from across the district about how we can use lessons and voices from history to start important dialogues about race with young people. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 12:00pm David Fulton https://www.historycolorado.org/RACE%3A%20Are%20We%20So%20Different Preserving Your Family Photographs https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/08/29/preserving-your-family-photographs%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Here’s a tip: photos hate basements and attics. Photographs are finicky objects and sensitive to myriad contaminants, but most especially light, pests and fluctuating temperatures and relative humidity. These four elements alone can rapidly deteriorate your photographs if not controlled. Fortunately, there are some simple, cost-effective ways to protect your family photos. Friday, August 29, 2014 | 12:00pm Emily Moazami https://www.historycolorado.org/Preserving%20Your%20Family%20Photographs Why RACE? Why Now? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2014/08/21/why-race-why-now%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s with an eye to that very question that we’re hosting the traveling exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? at the History Colorado Center from September 20 through January 4. RACE, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, takes a thought-provoking look at race—and racism—in the United States through interactives, historic artifacts, compelling photographs and a wealth of media; and we at History Colorado are putting our state in the picture. Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 12:00pm Ed Nichols https://www.historycolorado.org/Why%20RACE?Why_Now%3F= A Remnant of One Man’s “Western Fever” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2014/05/15/remnant-one-mans-western-fever%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Watchman Badge No. 1 is a hand-engraved shield cut and shaped from a sheet of German silver. Sometimes called nickel silver, German silver is an alloy (or combination) of copper, nickel, and zinc. The badge has a blanket–style safety pin soldered to its back. Unfortunately, it has no markings to tell us who made it, not to mention where, or when it was manufactured. But we do know it belonged to one of Denver’s first policemen, Eleazar L. Gardner. Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 12:00pm James Peterson https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Remnant%20of%20One%20Man%E2%80%99s%20%E2%80%9CWestern%20Fever%E2%80%9D History Colorado Reels into the Future https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2014/03/14/history-colorado-reels-future%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Last month, History Colorado’s Photography & Moving Image department received an extraordinarily generous donation: this 1950s-era Moviola LV film editor. Friday, March 14, 2014 | 12:00pm Megan Friedel https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Colorado%20Reels%20into%20the%20Future Rediscovering the Morey Mercantile https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2014/03/11/rediscovering-morey-mercantile%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In our last blog, Leigh and I wrote about our adventure with a mincemeat pie recipe from a cookbook distributed by the Morey Mercantile of Denver. What we didn’t tell you is how we came to know and appreciate the Morey Mercantile - and how our findings led to a new exhibit opening in advance of the upcoming major traveling exhibition, Food: Our Global Kitchen. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 12:00pm Leigh Jeremias https://www.historycolorado.org/Rediscovering%20the%20Morey%20Mercantile A Curious Fruit Pie https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2014/02/07/curious-fruit-pie%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A recent project tied to food (the History Colorado Center exhibit, Food: Our Global Kitchen, opening Memorial Day) inspired my colleague, Leigh Jeremias, and I to try making a traditional fruit pie. Researching cookbooks in our collection, we encountered this fruit pie again and again. As we started asking friends and family about it, a certain age group always spoke of this fruit pie with fondness and nostalgia. Believe it or not, the fruit pie I’m referring to is known as mincemeat or mock mincemeat pie. But don’t let the name scare you, because the end of this curious adventure turns out well. Friday, February 7, 2014 | 12:00pm Leigh Jeremias https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Curious%20Fruit%20Pie History and Fashion https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2014/01/30/history-and-fashion%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Students are weaving fashion and history together in a unique project involving the Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing program at Johnson & Wales University's Denver campus and the History Colorado education department’s fashion collection. Working with historic garments from the 1860s to the 1950s—including menswear, children’s clothes, and Colorado First Ladies’ dresses—students will write two-part blogs about a select garment, recording its time period, elements specific to its era, its wearers, when it would be worn, and other interesting information. Students will write research papers about how their garment influenced styles of the last fifty years and how it translates to the twenty-first century.  They’ll also include the silhouette, fiber and color, fabrication details, and the garment’s symbolism. The project’s goal is to have the students identify and analyze the psychological, social, aesthetic, economic, technological, religious, and geographic factors that influence dress. Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20and%20Fashion Straight from the Curator's Kitchen https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2013/12/18/straight-curators-kitchen%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s that time of year again. Time to dust off those favorite holiday recipes—the ones you only make once a year.  Maybe it’s Grandma Ferguson’s sticky buns or Great Aunt Ethel’s sugar cookies.  But maybe you’re the type to seek out a new recipe every year.  I fall somewhere in the middle.  I have some personal family favorites passed down through generations but I’m always looking for new recipes.  As luck would have it, I recently came across an eggnog recipe in History Colorado’s collection (Photo: Eva Dennis's cookbook, R.25.2009). Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Straight%20from%20the%20Curator%26#039;s Kitchen Artifact Conservation for Living West https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2013/12/10/artifact-conservation-living-west%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Leading up to the November opening of Living West, collections and curatorial staff made sure many of History Colorado’s most treasured artifacts were ready for display. Several pieces from our world-class Mesa Verde collection are now on view, including ceramics and basketry that are more than 500 years old. Artifacts may require repairs, cleaning, or other treatments to be safe and look their best for exhibit, so checking item conditions is a crucial part of the process. We must also compare conditions before and after the exhibit to make sure items are not harmed as a result of being on display. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Artifact%20Conservation%20for%20Living%20West NAGPRA News https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2012/11/01/nagpra-news%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There has been a Native American presence in what is now known as Colorado for at least 11,000 years. Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/NAGPRA%20News NAGPRA News https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2011/11/01/nagpra-news%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1990, when the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was passed, the Act required museums to compile and report summaries of unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony by November 16, 1993 to potentially affiliated tribes and the National Park Service (NPS). Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/NAGPRA%20News Allen True Murals https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2011/05/01/allen-true-murals%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E You probably know that exhibitions are a major educational function of History Colorado. You might also be aware that exhibits help to develop community partnerships, but did you know that exhibits also help to build and strengthen History Colorado's collections? Sunday, May 1, 2011 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/Allen%20True%20Murals Saving the Grand Old Lady https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2005/12/01/saving-grand-old-lady%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On April 15, 2002, a fire destroyed five buildings in St. Elmo, one of Colorado’s most beloved ghost towns. Thirty-five people from six agencies fought the blaze, saving the Chaffee County historic district’s remaining structures. Thursday, December 1, 2005 | 12:00pm Ben Fogelberg https://www.historycolorado.org/Saving%20the%20Grand%20Old%20Lady Arvada's McIlvoy House https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2005/10/01/arvadas-mcilvoy-house%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Philanthropist Clamency McIlvoy rarely left her Arvada home. In a biography written for Arvada Profiles—a magazine celebrating the city’s centennial anniversary—local historian Gayle Laidig says McIlvoy “loved books but knew little of the outside world.” Legend has it that she visited Denver just once in her life, though she lived within sight of it for more than sixty years. But McIlvoy was no recluse. She loved her hometown as much as her home—a fact that has enhanced Arvada’s already-progressive historic preservation efforts. Saturday, October 1, 2005 | 12:00pm Ben Fogelberg https://www.historycolorado.org/Arvada%26#039;s McIlvoy House Back on Track: Car No. 59's Extreme Makeover https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2004/12/01/back-track-car-no-59s-extreme-makeover%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When asked to describe the Colorado Springs & Suburban Railway Car No. 59, Greg Roberts said, “She’s unique, the last of her kind.” Wednesday, December 1, 2004 | 12:00pm Ben Fogelberg https://www.historycolorado.org/Back%20on%20Track%3A%20Car%20No.%2059%26#039;s Extreme Makeover 'Mongst the Persse's Sandstone Dells https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2002/03/01/mongst-persses-sandstone-dells%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The preservation community rightly praises builders, craftspeople, and architects who marshaled capital and creativity to construct the landmarks that define our neighborhoods. Buildings or structures that are associated with significant people and are distinguished by "the work of a master" are often rewarded with eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Less often do we cheer the people who didn't build; the stewards who, through accident or intent, fashioned a balance between built and natural beauty. Friday, March 1, 2002 | 12:00pm Ben Fogelberg https://www.historycolorado.org/%26#039;Mongst the Persse's Sandstone Dells Chimney Rock Archaeological Area https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2001/03/01/chimney-rock-archaeological-area%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Twenty-two miles west of Pagosa Springs in the San Juan National Forest, a pair of distinctive rock pinnacles stand guard over one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the Four Corners region. The lofty landmarks, known today as Chimney Rock and Companion Rock, guided nineteenth-century American prospectors who were searching for silver and gold in the San Juan Mountains. Thursday, March 1, 2001 | 12:00pm Ben Fogelberg https://www.historycolorado.org/Chimney%20Rock%20Archaeological%20Area Weld County Courthouse https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2001/02/01/weld-county-courthouse%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On Independence Day, 1917, ten thousand people attended dedication ceremonies for the Weld County Courthouse in Greeley.  Bands stationed in the four story building's arcaded corridors played patriotic music throughout the day and into the evening as citizens toured courtrooms and offices.  In an open letter to the public printed by a local newspaper the following weekend, county commissioners expressed the hope that "the future shall justify fully the work which now has been carried to a successful conclusion." Their pride was recently validated by the State Historical Fund, which supported a project to preserve the courthouse's unique pneumatic clock system and stained glass windows. Thursday, February 1, 2001 | 12:00pm Ben Fogelberg https://www.historycolorado.org/Weld%20County%20Courthouse