History Colorado Blog RSS Feed https://www.historycolorado.org/ en Bold Brushwork https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/06/14/bold-brushwork%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The early 1920s were a time of creativity and innovation in Colorado. Artist Gwen Meux and her fellow painters were at the heart of a movement working to capture the meaning and spirit of the American West.  Friday, June 14, 2024 | 12:00pm Lori Bailey https://www.historycolorado.org/Bold%20Brushwork Black Cowboys Unveiled https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/06/07/black-cowboys-unveiled%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Popular culture has largely written Black cowboys out of the West. Evidence from History Colorado’s archives reminds us of their centrality to the story.  Friday, June 7, 2024 | 12:00pm Acoma Gaither https://www.historycolorado.org/Black%20Cowboys%20Unveiled Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/05/24/not-all-its-cracked-be%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ogham, Equinoxes, and Wandering Celts in Crack Cave. Friday, May 24, 2024 | 12:00pm Ken Feder https://www.historycolorado.org/Not%20All%20It%E2%80%99s%20Cracked%20Up%20to%20Be Amusement Park Staff Memories https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/05/20/amusement-park-staff-memories%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As we excitedly await the start of summer and amusement park season, we wanted to look back fondly on our memories of thrilling rides, delicious fried food, and breathtaking performances. We asked some of the staff at History Colorado to share some of their favorites. Monday, May 20, 2024 | 12:00pm Kim Kennedy White, Samantha Martin https://www.historycolorado.org/Amusement%20Park%20Staff%20Memories “Not to See Elitch’s is Not to See Denver” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/05/17/not-see-elitchs-not-see-denver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Summer and amusement park season are right around the corner! While you wait with your ticket to ride, we explore the legacy of Denver's one and only Elitch Gardens. Friday, May 17, 2024 | 12:00pm Kim Kennedy White, Samantha Martin https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CNot%20to%20See%20Elitch%E2%80%99s%20is%20Not%20to%20See%20Denver%E2%80%9D Last Rites of Last Chance https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/04/26/last-rites-last-chance%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Time traveling through an abandoned ghost town on Colorado's Eastern Plains. Friday, April 26, 2024 | 12:00pm Blake Pfeil https://www.historycolorado.org/Last%20Rites%20of%20Last%20Chance Disregarded Disability https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/04/19/disregarded-disability%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Laura Hershey’s lifelong fight to unite the goals of activist movements in Colorado. Friday, April 19, 2024 | 12:00pm Emily Wren https://www.historycolorado.org/Disregarded%20Disability The Value in Volunteering https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/04/14/value-volunteering%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Volunteers are a vital part of the History Colorado family, and donating time and expertise can be a great vehicle for finding that perfect niche. Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 12:00pm Mary Kay Kisseberth https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Value%20in%20Volunteering Military Mountaineers https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/04/03/military-mountaineers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 10th Mountain Division’s legendary breakthrough in the Italian Apennines. Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 12:00pm Dr. Chris Juergens https://www.historycolorado.org/Military%20Mountaineers Winks Panorama Lodge https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/03/29/winks-panorama-lodge%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A family history of Colorado’s new National Historic Landmark. Friday, March 29, 2024 | 12:00pm Gary M. Jackson https://www.historycolorado.org/Winks%20Panorama%20Lodge The High Line Canal: A Nature Lover’s Escape from the City https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/03/27/high-line-canal-nature-lovers-escape-city%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The West, wrote Colorado poet laureate Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “is a land where life is written in water.”  Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 12:00pm Tom Noel https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20High%20Line%20Canal%3A%20A%20Nature%20Lover%E2%80%99s%20Escape%20from%20the%20City%20 The Palace in Miniature https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/03/22/palace-miniature%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Mineral Palace is long gone, but something of it remains—a glittering little reminder of the hopes and dreams of Pueblo. Friday, March 22, 2024 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Palace%20in%20Miniature That’s Why They Saved The Bricks: A History of Villa Italia Mall https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/03/15/thats-why-they-saved-bricks-history-villa-italia-mall%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Opened in 1966, Lakewood’s Villa Italia Shopping Center was reputed to be one of the largest enclosed shopping malls between Chicago and Los Angeles. But it meant so much more than 800,000 square feet of retail heaven to two young boys growing up in the suburbs nearby. Friday, March 15, 2024 | 12:00pm Jeremy Morton https://www.historycolorado.org/That%E2%80%99s%20Why%20They%20Saved%20The%20Bricks%3A%20A%20History%20of%20Villa%20Italia%20Mall Land Imprisonment https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/03/08/land-imprisonment%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Through her artwork, artivist (artist + activist) Danielle SeeWalker asks us to consider how Native American people are imprisoned within their own homelands. Friday, March 8, 2024 | 12:00pm Felicia Bartley https://www.historycolorado.org/Land%20Imprisonment Memorialization and Place at Columbine High School https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/02/15/memorialization-and-place-columbine-high-school%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The history of how a community processed its memories of the most famous school shooting in United States history, as told by a former student who was surrounded by those memories every day. Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 12:00pm Riley Burkhart https://www.historycolorado.org/Memorialization%20and%20Place%20at%20Columbine%20High%20School Valentine Memories https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/02/09/valentine-memories%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Exchanging valentines among schoolmates was always a fun way to chase away winter doldrums. Perhaps sweet notes from History Colorado’s Collection will inspire you to send your own fond messages and brighten someone’s Valentine’s Day! Friday, February 9, 2024 | 12:00pm Melissa de Bie https://www.historycolorado.org/Valentine%20Memories Mesa Verde: First Official Visit to the Cliff Dwellings https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/01/30/mesa-verde-first-official-visit-cliff-dwellings%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E William Henry Jackson’s early photographs documented Colorado in a way few had ever seen on film. His work with the US Geological Survey in the late 1800s made him one of North America’s most accomplished explorers, and his work is still famous today. This article is a narrative of the trip that produced the first photographs of Mesa Verde. It was originally published in 1924. Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | 12:00pm William Henry Jackson https://www.historycolorado.org/Mesa%20Verde%3A%20First%20Official%20Visit%20to%20the%20Cliff%20Dwellings Stolen Votes and Silenced Voices https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/01/26/stolen-votes-and-silenced-voices%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E More than 100 years ago, an unflattering political cartoon in The Rocky Mountain News tested the limits of the First Amendment and Americans' confidence in their elections. Friday, January 26, 2024 | 12:00pm David Hosansky https://www.historycolorado.org/Stolen%20Votes%20and%20Silenced%20Voices “Once a Savage, Always a Savage” - Indigenous Mascots in Small Communities https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/01/19/once-savage-always-savage-indigenous-mascots-small-communities%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Flipping through the old yearbooks from rural Colorado reveals a harrowing history of misrepresentation and appropriation, but also an underlying current of small towns fighting to create a shared identity. Friday, January 19, 2024 | 12:00pm Gunner McEntee https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9COnce%20a%20Savage%2C%20Always%20a%20Savage%E2%80%9D%20-%20Indigenous%20Mascots%20in%20Small%20Communities 2024 Book Recommendations from History Colorado Staff https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/01/05/2024-book-recommendations-history-colorado-staff%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It may come as no surprise that our staff and volunteers are avid readers, and enthusiastic about sharing a good Colorado history book or two. Friday, January 5, 2024 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/2024%20Book%20Recommendations%20from%20History%20Colorado%20Staff A Letter to my Dad https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2024/01/03/letter-my-dad%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E These remarks were given by Jim Walsh at the unveiling of the Leadville Irish Miners' Memorial on September 16, 2023. He arranged his speech in the form of a letter to his father. Wednesday, January 3, 2024 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Letter%20to%20my%20Dad Q&A With Tony Frank https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/29/qa-tony-frank%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As Chancellor of the CSU System, Tony Frank is taking a statewide view of the land-grant college’s mission, and planning for the next century of Colorado history. Friday, December 29, 2023 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Q%26amp%3BA%20With%20Tony%20Frank 1923 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/22/1923%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Twenty-three events that shaped the year we launched The Colorado Magazine. Friday, December 22, 2023 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/1923 Americans First: Colorado’s Japanese-American Community during World War II https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/18/americans-first-colorados-japanese-american-community-during-world-war-ii%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 2004, Dick and Chizuko Momii shared the story of their lives as Japanese-Americans during the Second World War with Dr. William Wei. Monday, December 18, 2023 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/Americans%20First%3A%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Japanese-American%20Community%20during%20World%20War%20II The Women of Market Street https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/15/women-market-street%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Denver’s red-light district was the worst-kept secret in town, and the women who plied their trade there lived on the margins of society. Their stories reveal pain and violence, but also hope and sisterhood at a time when few had anywhere else to turn. Friday, December 15, 2023 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Women%20of%20Market%20Street The Enemy in Colorado: German Prisoners of War, 1943-46 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/13/enemy-colorado-german-prisoners-war-1943-46%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Countless books, movies, and other media tell the tale of Allied POWs during the Second World War. The very different experiences of the Axis POWs detained on American soil are often overlooked. Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 12:00pm Allen W. Paschal https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Enemy%20in%20Colorado%3A%20German%20Prisoners%20of%20War%2C%201943-46 The Cowboy: Reflections of a Western Writer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/11/cowboy-reflections-western-writer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Near the end of his decades-spanning career as one of the best-selling Western authors of the 20th century, Louis L'Amour takes a look back on the history and mythology of one the most enduring icons of the American West. Monday, December 11, 2023 | 12:00pm Louis LAmour https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Cowboy%3A%20Reflections%20of%20a%20Western%20Writer Colorado Under the Klan https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/06/colorado-under-klan%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a Denver librarian wrote this expose on a dark and little-known period of Colorado History, when the Ku Klux Klan worked to infiltrate and take over our state's government. Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 12:00pm James H. Davis https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20Under%20the%20Klan La Sierra https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/04/la-sierra%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The residents of the San Luis Valley have fought for generations for their historic rights to land and water on La Sierra. Monday, December 4, 2023 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/La%20Sierra Americans First: Japanese Americans in WWII https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/01/americans-first-japanese-americans-wwii%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, December 1, 2023 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Americans%20First%3A%20Japanese%20Americans%20in%20WWII A Revolutionary History of the Future https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/12/01/revolutionary-history-future%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We caught up with artist Virgil Ortiz of the Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. Virgil was the artist behind the new History Colorado Center exhibition REVOLT: 1680 / 2180, a radical reinterpretation of the 1680 Pueblo revolt through the lens of Indigenous futurism. Friday, December 1, 2023 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Revolutionary%20History%20of%20the%20Future The Kingdom of Bull Hill https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/29/kingdom-bull-hill%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 1893 Cripple Creek Strike was one of the earliest and most important labor conflicts in Colorado history. This first-hand account, written nearly ninety years ago, shows the extreme measures they took to fight for their rights in a world that was increasingly hostile to organized labor. Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | 12:00pm Emil W. Pfeiffer https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Kingdom%20of%20Bull%20Hill Who’s Hoo? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/24/whos-hoo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Owl Club’s debutante debuts set the stage for many prestigious African Americans in the Mile High City. Friday, November 24, 2023 | 12:00pm Tyler Allen https://www.historycolorado.org/Who%E2%80%99s%20Hoo What Are We Celebrating at Thanksgiving? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/17/what-are-we-celebrating-thanksgiving%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There’s a history to the history of Americans’ favorite holiday Friday, November 17, 2023 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20Are%20We%20Celebrating%20at%20Thanksgiving A High-Country Encounter https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/09/high-country-encounter%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I’ve seen dozens of mountain goats in the wild, but I could never have dreamed of such an intimate encounter with a 250-pound male. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life in the out-of-doors. Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 12:00pm John Fielder https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20High-Country%20Encounter Early History of Bent County https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/07/early-history-bent-county-0%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This article, written in the 1940s by the daughter of Amache Prowers, provide a unique view of early Colorado history from a woman of mixed Indigenous and Anglo-American ancestry. Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 12:00pm Mary Prowers Hudnell https://www.historycolorado.org/Early%20History%20of%20Bent%20County Early History of Bent County https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/07/early-history-bent-county%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Editor’s note: Mary Prowers Hudnell was the daughter of Amache Prowers and John Wesley Prowers. At the age of 82, she wrote an article for the November 1945 edition of The Colorado Magazine, detailing her early life in Colorado. Her stories of life in Boggsville, visiting her mother's family, and attending school in both Trinidad and Denver, provide a unique view of this period of Colorado history from a woman of mixed Indigenous and Anglo-American ancestry. Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 12:00pm Mary Prowers Hudnell https://www.historycolorado.org/Early%20History%20of%20Bent%20County Out of State, Still in Mind https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/11/03/out-state-still-mind%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Despite decades of attempts by the government to fence them in and keep them out, the Ute never stopped living in Colorado. Friday, November 3, 2023 | 12:00pm Shawn Carey https://www.historycolorado.org/Out%20of%20State%2C%20Still%20in%20Mind “Obliterate and Forget” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/10/31/obliterate-and-forget%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As the discovery of mass graves containing the bodies of hundreds of young children at multiple Indian boarding schools in Canada focuses a spotlight on the abuses that took place at many of these schools throughout North America, we look at the history of these institutions in the United States and their legacy in Colorado. Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 12:00pm Holly Norton, Glenys Echavarri https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CObliterate%20and%20Forget%E2%80%9D In Silence, Ignorance Thrives https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/10/27/silence-ignorance-thrives%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E How a revolutionary City Council meeting in Denver helped lead to Colorado's Stonewall moment. Friday, October 27, 2023 | 12:00pm Aaron Marcus https://www.historycolorado.org/In%20Silence%2C%20Ignorance%20Thrives A Denver Detective and his Feline Friends https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/10/20/denver-detective-and-his-feline-friends%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Meet Sam Howe, a detective in early Denver who was famous at the time for his cats. Today we remember his visionary recordkeeping that led to the first crime database in the country. Friday, October 20, 2023 | 12:00pm Jessica Rothman https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Denver%20Detective%20and%20his%20Feline%20Friends Costume Clownery https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/10/12/costume-clownery%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Get ready for Halloween fun with some historical costumes from the Fred M. Mazzulla Collection! Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 12:00pm Cassidy Nemick https://www.historycolorado.org/Costume%20Clownery For the Cause of Freedom: Remembering the Vietnam War https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/10/06/cause-freedom-remembering-vietnam-war%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A Denver monument to the veterans of the Vietnam War is a tucked-away reminder of a time some would rather forget. Friday, October 6, 2023 | 12:00pm Sarah Frickle https://www.historycolorado.org/For%20the%20Cause%20of%20Freedom%3A%20Remembering%20the%20Vietnam%20War Senator Bennet on the Leadville Irish Miners' Memorial https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/10/04/senator-bennet-leadville-irish-miners-memorial%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On September 16th, 2023, the City of Leadville unveiled a memorial to recognize Irish miners. Senator Michael Bennet was present at the ceremony, along with several other dignitaries, and his poignant words speak to the importance of recognizing these untold stories of immigrant history. Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Senator%20Bennet%20on%20the%20Leadville%20Irish%20Miners%26#039; Memorial Colorado and the Silver Crash https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/09/28/colorado-and-silver-crash%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of John F. Steinle's book, Colorado and the Silver Crash: The Panic of 1893, a 2021 publication from The History Press. Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 12:00pm Steve Leonard https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20and%20the%20Silver%20Crash Coors Country: How Colorado’s Golden Brewery Grew Up with its Home State https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/09/14/coors-country-how-colorados-golden-brewery-grew-its-home-state%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E 150 years after its founding in 1873, we’re taking a look back at how Coors Brewing Company led the way out of Prohibition and helped create modern Colorado. Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 12:00pm Sam Bock, Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Coors%20Country%3A%20How%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Golden%20Brewery%20Grew%20Up%20with%20its%20Home%20State Uncle Doc: A POW’s Story of Survival, Compassion, and Hope https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/08/31/uncle-doc-pows-story-survival-compassion-and-hope%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Jack Comstock, MD, graduate of the CU School of Medicine, kept a diary for three years, from late 1941 to early 1945. In that diary is a powerful tale of survival, compassion, and hope: the only known real-time journal of a POW doctor in World War II. Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 12:00pm Chris Casey and Russell Stone https://www.historycolorado.org/Uncle%20Doc%3A%20A%20POW%E2%80%99s%20Story%20of%20Survival%2C%20Compassion%2C%20and%20Hope Festival of the Mountain and Plain https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/08/18/festival-mountain-and-plain%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The popular but short-lived “Mardi Gras of the West” has much to tell us about Colorado’s history, culture, and people at the turn of the 19th century. Friday, August 18, 2023 | 12:00pm Kate Sawyer https://www.historycolorado.org/Festival%20of%20the%20Mountain%20and%20Plain Going Down to South Park https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/08/15/going-down-south-park%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ever wonder what made “South Park” such a cultural phenomenon? As show character Kyle Broflovski might say, “You know, I’ve learned something today,” and so have we—thanks to exhibit developer and historian Jeremy Morton, who gives us a little personal insight into the show’s immense popularity. Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | 12:00pm Jeremy Morton https://www.historycolorado.org/Going%20Down%20to%20South%20Park The San Isabel: Colorado’s Historic Mountain Playground https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/08/04/san-isabel-colorados-historic-mountain-playground%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E San Isabel National Forest in southern Colorado has a long history as a destination for folks seeking a getaway in the great outdoors – but that wasn’t originally the plan. Friday, August 4, 2023 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20San%20Isabel%3A%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Historic%20Mountain%20Playground The Wizard in the Mountains https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/07/14/wizard-mountains%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Nikola Tesla’s mysterious experiments in Colorado Springs are still raising questions 123 years later. Friday, July 14, 2023 | 12:00pm Kenna Hughes-Castleberry https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Wizard%20in%20the%20Mountains The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/07/14/ghosts-denver-capitol-hill%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of the fifth edition of Denverite Phil Goodstein's best-selling book, The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill. Friday, July 14, 2023 | 12:00pm Dick Kreck https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Ghosts%20of%20Denver%3A%20Capitol%20Hill The Lost and Found History of Central City https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/07/07/lost-and-found-history-central-city%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When the Works Progress Administration documented the life and history of the inhabitants of Central City, Colorado, they left out the important contributions of the working class, women, and immigrants. History Colorado’s collection has the key to these forgotten histories. Friday, July 7, 2023 | 12:00pm Lauren Perry https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Lost%20and%20Found%20History%20of%20Central%20City Adapting to the Land https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/06/30/adapting-land%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of Adapting to the Land: A History of Agriculture in Colorado, published by University Press of Colorado, 2022. Friday, June 30, 2023 | 12:00pm Tom Noel https://www.historycolorado.org/Adapting%20to%20the%20Land A Dream of Justice https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/06/26/dream-justice%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of the 2022 book, A Dream of Justice: The Story of Keyes v Denver Public Schools, by Pat Pascoe. Monday, June 26, 2023 | 12:00pm Marcia Johnson https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Dream%20of%20Justice History Colorado Staff Remember Casa Bonita https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/06/23/history-colorado-staff-remember-casa-bonita%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado staff members share photos and memories of Lakewood’s grand pink palace. Friday, June 23, 2023 | 12:00pm Kim Kennedy White https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Colorado%20Staff%20Remember%20Casa%20Bonita Casa Bonita: An Immersive Treasure House of Magic and Memories https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/06/23/casa-bonita-immersive-treasure-house-magic-and-memories%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Magic is alive in the Mile High City as we await the grand re-opening of the legendary Casa Bonita!  Friday, June 23, 2023 | 12:00pm Kim Kennedy White https://www.historycolorado.org/Casa%20Bonita%3A%20An%20Immersive%20Treasure%20House%20of%20Magic%20and%20Memories Looking Back at Lockdown https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/06/09/looking-back-lockdown%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E An interview with Dr. Ramnik Dhaliwal about the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday, June 9, 2023 | 12:00pm Sam Bock https://www.historycolorado.org/Looking%20Back%20at%20Lockdown Road Tripping https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/05/22/road-tripping%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Jacket, check. Sunglasses and sunscreen, check. Sunny outlook, check! We’ve got some great suggestions for your next Colorado road trip. Monday, May 22, 2023 | 12:00pm Jori Johnson, Cody Robinson https://www.historycolorado.org/Road%20Tripping Come Ride With Me https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/05/10/come-ride-with-me%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A bikepacker’s backward glance at the history of Colorado’s cycling scene. Friday, May 12, 2023 | 12:00pm Bianca Barriskill https://www.historycolorado.org/Come%20Ride%20With%20Me Celebrating Star Wars https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/04/28/celebrating-star-wars%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Star Wars may take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but did you know that the first Star Wars Celebration was held here in Denver in 1999? Here’s a look back at Colorado’s surprisingly deep connection to the Force.  Friday, April 28, 2023 | 12:00pm Cody Robinson https://www.historycolorado.org/Celebrating%20Star%20Wars Arapahoe Basin: A Colorado Legend Since 1946 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/04/27/arapahoe-basin-colorado-legend-1946%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of Cathleen Norman and Alan J. Henceroth's 2020 book, Arapahoe Basin: A Colorado Legend Since 1946. Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 12:00pm Katy Ordway https://www.historycolorado.org/Arapahoe%20Basin%3A%20A%20Colorado%20Legend%20Since%201946 High-Altitude Hits: Six Incredible Songs Recorded at Caribou Ranch https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/04/14/high-altitude-hits-six-incredible-songs-recorded-caribou-ranch%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Some of the most iconic musicians of the 1970s and ’80s came to record among the soaring peaks and high-mountain valleys around Caribou Ranch. The music made there influenced artists around the world. Friday, April 14, 2023 | 12:00pm Megan Friedel https://www.historycolorado.org/High-Altitude%20Hits%3A%20Six%20Incredible%20Songs%20Recorded%20at%20Caribou%20Ranch Beastie Besties https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/04/10/beastie-besties%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E April 11 is National Pet Day, and in honor of beloved critters everywhere, we’re featuring some of History Colorado staff’s special pets, with a generous helping of cuteness. Monday, April 10, 2023 | 12:00pm History Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/Beastie%20Besties The West Through a Modernist Artist's Eyes https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/03/31/west-through-modernist-artists-eyes%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Paul Kontny was enchanted by Western landscapes. His groundbreaking work is still a definitive part of Colorado’s cultural history. Friday, March 31, 2023 | 12:00pm Stan Cuba https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20West%20Through%20a%20Modernist%20Artist%26#039;s Eyes Steeped in Prayer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/03/27/steeped-prayer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of Juliana S. Fletcher's 2022 release, A Place Steeped in Prayer: Envisioning a Parish House and Chapel at Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver.  Monday, March 27, 2023 | 12:00pm Ann Jones https://www.historycolorado.org/Steeped%20in%20Prayer Fighting the Invisible Empire https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/03/17/fighting-invisible-empire%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E How Philip Van Cise took on the KKK and helped end the Klan’s reign of terror in Denver.  Friday, March 17, 2023 | 12:00pm Alan Prendergast https://www.historycolorado.org/Fighting%20the%20Invisible%20Empire Sanctuary, Refuge, and Shelter https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/03/10/sanctuary-refuge-and-shelter%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A cornerstone of the African American community in Pueblo, First AME Church honors and shares its history as it pursues historic designation. Friday, March 10, 2023 | 12:00pm Eric Newcombe https://www.historycolorado.org/Sanctuary%2C%20Refuge%2C%20and%20Shelter Una Carta de Amor a Mi Comunidad https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/03/03/una-carta-de-amor-mi-comunidad%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Nicki Gonzales’s love letter to the people who make us who we are. Friday, March 3, 2023 | 12:00pm Nicki Gonzales https://www.historycolorado.org/Una%20Carta%20de%20Amor%20a%20Mi%20Comunidad More Than Ephemeral https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/02/24/more-ephemeral%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E At Ephemeral Rotating Taproom, the beers are always changing, but one family’s story of rebuilding in the aftermath of injustice is a lasting legacy. Friday, February 24, 2023 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/More%20Than%20Ephemeral Colorado's Forgotten Diversion Dilemma https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/02/14/colorados-forgotten-diversion-dilemma%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Colorado-Big Thompson project was at the center of a fierce debate that shaped Americans’ relationships to their national parks.  Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 12:00pm Michael Weeks https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%26#039;s Forgotten Diversion Dilemma How We Became Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/02/10/how-we-became-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A review of Dr. William Wei's book Becoming Colorado: The Centennial State in 100 Objects. Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00pm James Hartmann https://www.historycolorado.org/How%20We%20Became%20Colorado Laura Evans and “Mister Pimp Powers” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/02/10/laura-evans-and-mister-pimp-powers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The relationship between Colorado’s longest-working madam and her dog. Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00pm Cassidy Nemick https://www.historycolorado.org/Laura%20Evans%20and%20%E2%80%9CMister%20Pimp%20Powers%E2%80%9D Busy Behind the Scenes https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2023/02/03/busy-behind-scenes%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Caring for collection items never stops, even in core exhibitions at the History Colorado Center. Friday, February 3, 2023 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/Busy%20Behind%20the%20Scenes Remarks on Opening the Display of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/02/03/remarks-opening-display-treaty-guadalupe-hidalgo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E These opening remarks were given by History Colorado's Executive Director Dawn DiPrince on February 3rd, 2023, to commemorate the opening of the display of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo at the History Colorado Center in Denver. Friday, February 3, 2023 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Remarks%20on%20Opening%20the%20Display%20of%20the%20Treaty%20of%20Guadalupe%20Hidalgo All-American Ruins https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/01/27/all-american-ruins%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Discovering the meaning of anemoia and reawakening the healing power of abandoned places. Friday, January 27, 2023 | 12:00pm Blake Pfeil https://www.historycolorado.org/All-American%20Ruins The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Streets and the Rebel Maids of Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2023/01/23/girl-who-dared-defy-jane-streets-and-rebel-maids-denver%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 16th Biennial Barbara Sudler Award recognizes the best work of nonfiction or fiction on a western American subject by a woman author. Monday, January 23, 2023 | 12:00pm Cat Jensen https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Girl%20Who%20Dared%20to%20Defy%3A%20Jane%20Streets%20and%20the%20Rebel%20Maids%20of%20Denver Continuing Colorado’s LGBTQ+ Revolution https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/01/13/continuing-colorados-lgbtq-revolution%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A queer perspective on History Colorado’s LGBTQ+ resources and the Rainbows & Revolutions exhibition Friday, January 13, 2023 | 12:00pm Lee Bishop https://www.historycolorado.org/Continuing%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20LGBTQ%2B%20Revolution Saving the Soule-Cramer Letters https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2023/01/09/saving-soule-cramer-letters%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Editor’s note: This article was published in the November / December issue of Colorado Heritage in 2014. It is reprinted here as it first appeared. Copies and audio recordings of the Soule-Cramer letters are featured in History Colorado’s exhibition, The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever. Monday, January 9, 2023 | 12:00pm Keith Schrum, William J. Convery https://www.historycolorado.org/Saving%20the%20Soule-Cramer%20Letters Habari Gani? (Or, What’s the News?) https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2022/12/16/habari-gani-or-whats-news%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Celebrating family, community, and culture, Kwanzaa embraces seven days of reflection and guiding principles. Friday, December 16, 2022 | 12:00pm Dexter Nelson II https://www.historycolorado.org/Habari%20Gani?%28Or%2C_What%E2%80%99s_the_News%3F%29= The Sand Creek Massacre Syllabus https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/12/09/sand-creek-massacre-syllabus%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The atrocities of the Sand Creek Massacre should be reminders to all of us that dehumanization and fear have led to some of the darkest moments in our history. But the Cheyenne and Arapaho people are not defined by the massacre, even though they live with the scars it left behind. They are modern people who have invited Coloradans to learn more about the massacre, and also about their rich Tribal histories and strong traditions that live on today.  This syllabus is meant to help all of us accept that invitation. It is a selection of resources that members of the three Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have suggested and helped produce. It reflects years of work by Tribal oral historians and other experts who have kept the stories alive. Friday, December 9, 2022 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Sand%20Creek%20Massacre%20Syllabus Marveling at the Mile High City https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/11/22/marveling-mile-high-city%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E November 22, 2022 marks the 164th birthday of our beloved Mile High City. To honor the occasion, Jori Johnson and Cody Robinson, part of History Colorado’s research team in the Stephen H. Hart Research Center, uncovered some marvelous images of the Mile High City that you just may have missed. Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 12:00pm Jori Johnson, Cody Robinson https://www.historycolorado.org/Marveling%20at%20the%20Mile%20High%20City “All the Camp was Weeping” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/11/14/all-camp-was-weeping%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Scholars have long relied on George Bent’s eyewitness accounts of the Sand Creek Massacre from his position within the Cheyenne and Arapaho encampment that day to better understand how such a horrific atrocity could have happened here in Colorado. Monday, November 14, 2022 | 12:00pm David F. Halaas https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CAll%20the%20Camp%20was%20Weeping%E2%80%9D The Eleventh Hour https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/11/07/eleventh-hour%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On November 11 we celebrate Veterans Day, an annual recognition of our men and women who have served in uniform. Some will remember that this celebration used to have a different name—and purpose. Monday, November 7, 2022 | 12:00pm Dr. Chris Juergens https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Eleventh%20Hour A German Lens on "All Quiet on the Western Front" https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/11/07/german-lens-all-quiet-western-front%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E From the original 1929 text to a new high-dollar remake, Dr. Chris Juergens takes a closer look at what is an anything-but-unremarkable anti-war story. Monday, November 7, 2022 | 12:00pm Dr. Chris Juergens https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20German%20Lens%20on%20%26quot%3BAll%20Quiet%20on%20the%20Western%20Front%26quot%3B Collecting Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/11/04/collecting-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The work of a nineteenth-century botanist is helping us understand today’s rapidly changing landscape. Friday, November 4, 2022 | 12:00pm John Bradley https://www.historycolorado.org/Collecting%20Colorado Dolls: Precious or Creepy? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/10/24/dolls-precious-or-creepy%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This collection is a particular highlight in our Behind-the-Scenes museum tours; we open up the moveable storage to our visible doll collection stored on shelves and in drawers, and the first thing out of people’s mouths: “Creepy!”...often accompanied by shivers and a pervasive feeling of the willies. Monday, October 24, 2022 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/Dolls%3A%20Precious%20or%20Creepy Building Camp Hale: A Deeper History of America’s High-Altitude Army Training Ground https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/10/07/building-camp-hale-deeper-history-americas-high-altitude-army-training-ground%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Pando Constructors built Camp Hale with extraordinary speed. Their unsung contributions to America’s war effort set the stage for the 10th Mountain Division’s heroism during World War II.  Friday, October 7, 2022 | 12:00pm Flint Whitlock, Eric Miller https://www.historycolorado.org/Building%20Camp%20Hale%3A%20A%20Deeper%20History%20of%20America%E2%80%99s%20High-Altitude%20Army%20Training%20Ground Brewing the New West https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/09/30/brewing-new-west%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado’s beer industry is one of the nation’s strongest. Its explosive growth illuminates the state’s most significant changes since the Gold Rush.  Friday, September 30, 2022 | 12:00pm Sam Bock, Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Brewing%20the%20New%20West "History is freaking cool, you guys!" https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2022/09/30/history-freaking-cool-you-guys%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Classically trained musician and pop music superstar Lizzo loves to play the flute during her live concerts. But a performance last week in Washington DC had fans talking and critics squawking. Friday, September 30, 2022 | 12:00pm Shaun Boyd https://www.historycolorado.org/%26quot%3BHistory%20is%20freaking%20cool%2C%20you%20guys%21%26quot%3B Recently Awarded State Historical Fund Projects https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/09/26/recently-awarded-state-historical-fund-projects%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The State Historical Fund helps to provide much needed funds for historic preservation projects large and small across Colorado. Here are a handful of projects from the Fall 2021 round. Monday, September 26, 2022 | 12:00pm Sara Kappel https://www.historycolorado.org/Recently%20Awarded%20State%20Historical%20Fund%20Projects Sidesaddle Sanctuary https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/09/23/sidesaddle-sanctuary%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Nestled in Cherry Hills Village along the High Line Canal trail, a unique stable connects the past of women’s sports to the present. Friday, September 23, 2022 | 12:00pm Poppie Gullett https://www.historycolorado.org/Sidesaddle%20Sanctuary Remains of the Day https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/09/16/remains-day%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When the Marshall Fire destroyed parts of Superior, a local historian went back to her memories to reclaim some of the community’s shared past. Friday, September 16, 2022 | 12:00pm Lindsey Flewelling https://www.historycolorado.org/Remains%20of%20the%20Day An Almost-Forgotten Fight for School Desegregation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/09/13/almost-forgotten-fight-school-desegregation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 1914 Maestas suit was one of the country’s first successful legal fights against discrimination in schools. And it may have been the earliest involving Mexican Americans. Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 12:00pm Katie Dokson https://www.historycolorado.org/An%20Almost-Forgotten%20Fight%20for%20School%20Desegregation An Investigator, Minus the Badge https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2022/09/02/investigator-minus-badge%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E For thirty-one years, Dorothy Kemp Heller served Colorado Springs as its not-quite-a-policewoman social investigator. Friday, September 2, 2022 | 12:00pm Meredith Sell https://www.historycolorado.org/An%20Investigator%2C%20Minus%20the%20Badge Two Friends and Two Houses https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/08/19/two-friends-and-two-houses%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E My hometown of Philadelphia has a name that translates to “city of brotherly love,” which certainly implies goodwill. But until I visited Colorado Springs, I hadn’t come across a historical friendship that helped to create a city. Friday, August 19, 2022 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/Two%20Friends%20and%20Two%20Houses Final Round https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/08/12/final-round%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A Look Back at How Prohibition Shaped Hop Happy Colorado Friday, August 12, 2022 | 12:00pm Sam Bock, Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Final%20Round The Mystery of the Hat in the Trunk https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/08/05/mystery-hat-trunk%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A Ludlow Massacre footnote reveals details about a photojournalist time forgot. Friday, August 5, 2022 | 12:00pm F. Darrell Munsell https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Mystery%20of%20the%20Hat%20in%20the%20Trunk A Mile-High Life in Barbecue: "Daddy" Bruce Randolph, Sr. https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/07/25/mile-high-life-barbecue-daddy-bruce-randolph-sr%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado's most prominent pitmaster in the twentieth century, "Daddy" Bruce was as famous for his generosity as he was for his sauce.  Monday, July 25, 2022 | 12:00pm Adrian Miller https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Mile-High%20Life%20in%20Barbecue%3A%20%26quot%3BDaddy%26quot%3B%20Bruce%20Randolph%2C%20Sr.%20 We’ve Seen Stranger Things in Our Collections https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/07/22/weve-seen-stranger-things-our-collections%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E If your social media feeds and company water coolers are anything like ours, Season 4 of “Stranger Things” has been all the talk this summer. And if you are arriving a little late to the party, never fear no problem! We’ve got the CliffsNotes for you. Friday, July 22, 2022 | 12:00pm Lori Bailey https://www.historycolorado.org/We%E2%80%99ve%20Seen%20Stranger%20Things%20in%20Our%20Collections They Were Sisters https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/07/18/they-were-sisters%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As a young child, I looked forward to spending the night with my great-aunt Mary Cronin. Cooking cinnamon rolls was our thing. Using time and patience, we’d create a cinnamon-sugar-butter concoction that blanketed flat dough, which we rolled into a continuous loop of goopy, reddish-brown swirls. As we worked, Mer—that’s what we called her—sometimes mentioned Aunt Ella and Aunt Frances in passing. The two sisters were ephemeral to me at the time. My life began about fifteen years after their lives finished. Without faces and memories, the names mostly vaporized from my head.  Even today, the aroma of baking cinnamon rolls sends me back to Aunt Mary’s kitchen. Maybe the lovely smell and the affection I felt is why I recall the scene so often—and why I’ve spent a lot of time learning more about the women that Mer didn’t want me to forget.  Monday, July 18, 2022 | 12:00pm Peggy O’Neill-Jones Ed.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/They%20Were%20Sisters On the Road https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/07/08/road%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E If you’ve cruised down Colfax Avenue in Denver lately, you’ve likely noticed the growing number of electric cars rolling along the thoroughfare. And while some people may still associate electric cars with “The Jetsons” or Elon Musk, historians will note that this mode of transportation is firmly rooted in Colorado’s past.  Friday, July 8, 2022 | 12:00pm Natasha Gardner https://www.historycolorado.org/On%20the%20Road Race to the Clouds https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/06/17/race-clouds%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E For the 100th Running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, we take a closer look at the famous road race’s history. Friday, June 17, 2022 | 12:00pm Lori Bailey https://www.historycolorado.org/Race%20to%20the%20Clouds Looking Back https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/05/16/looking-back%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E An autochrome pays homage to one of Colorado's most important assets. Monday, May 16, 2022 | 12:00pm Natasha Gardner https://www.historycolorado.org/Looking%20Back Las Voces de Covid https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/05/16/las-voces-de-covid%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E During the first year of the pandemic, we listened to the experiences of immigrant essential workers. Today, their memories and words resonate more than ever. Durante el primer año de la pandemia, escuchamos las experiencias de los trabajadores esenciales inmigrantes. Hoy, sus recuerdos y palabras resuenan más que nunca. Monday, May 16, 2022 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Las%20Voces%20de%20Covid When Kim Kardashian Wore Marilyn Monroe https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/05/09/when-kim-kardashian-wore-marilyn-monroe%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E To both shock and applause, Kim Kardashian made waves wearing Marilyn Monroe’s famous rhinestone-laden gown to the Met Gala. Monday, May 9, 2022 | 12:00pm Shaun Boyd https://www.historycolorado.org/When%20Kim%20Kardashian%20Wore%20Marilyn%20Monroe Golden Dreams to Silver Screens https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/05/02/golden-dreams-silver-screens%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The tall tales surrounding Buckskin Joe, a historic settlement that has lived at least three lives. Monday, May 2, 2022 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Golden%20Dreams%20to%20Silver%20Screens Home Base https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/04/28/home-base%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As the History Colorado Center celebrates its tenth birthday, we look back on its many homes.  Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 12:00pm Tom Noel https://www.historycolorado.org/Home%20Base A Moment in Time https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/04/25/moment-time%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We asked Coloradans one question: If you could have been an eyewitness at a historic event, which one would you choose?  Monday, April 25, 2022 | 12:00pm Natasha Gardner https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Moment%20in%20Time On Reflection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/04/22/reflection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There’s more than meets the eye with this stained glass art piece, a recent addition to the History Colorado Gill Foundation LGBTQ+ Archive. Friday, April 22, 2022 | 12:00pm Teddy Scott https://www.historycolorado.org/On%20Reflection Lion in Winter https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/04/15/lion-winter%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E What lies beneath the snow in Redstone? Friday, April 15, 2022 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Lion%20in%20Winter Q&A With Theo Wilson https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/03/25/qa-theo-wilson%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Denverite Theo Wilson spoke with us about I Was There, the new History Channel show he hosts. Friday, March 25, 2022 | 12:00pm Natasha Gardner https://www.historycolorado.org/Q%26amp%3BA%20With%20Theo%20Wilson By Design https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/02/18/design%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As Colorado prepares to release a new design for our driver licenses, we look back at why these cards became ubiquitous accessories. Friday, February 18, 2022 | 12:00pm Scott Thomas Carney https://www.historycolorado.org/By%20Design Winning Spirit https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/02/18/winning-spirit%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Each year, the Miles and Bancroft Awards highlight exceptional historical projects in Colorado. Here’s what last year’s winners have been up to.  Friday, February 18, 2022 | 12:00pm Kevin Smith https://www.historycolorado.org/Winning%20Spirit Historic Presidential Visits to Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/02/14/historic-presidential-visits-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Presidents can be tourists, too, which might explain why presidential visits to our state happen on the regular. Here, we offer readers a photo essay of some of the most famous stops.  Monday, February 14, 2022 | 12:00pm Jori Johnson, Cody Robinson https://www.historycolorado.org/Historic%20Presidential%20Visits%20to%20Colorado A Helping Hand https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/02/14/helping-hand%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In a fast fashion world, we slowed down to find period pieces for the Denver Art Museum’s Suited exhibit. Monday, February 14, 2022 | 12:00pm Jori Johnson, Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Helping%20Hand A Rocky Mountain Dream https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/02/04/rocky-mountain-dream%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The promise of Lincoln Hills still resonates today. Friday, February 4, 2022 | 12:00pm Dexter Nelson II, Poppie Gullett https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Rocky%20Mountain%20Dream The Dirt Was Everywhere https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/01/25/dirt-was-everywhere%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Remembrances of a Childhood on Colorado's Eastern Plains Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 12:00pm J. Joseph Marr, Joseph P. Weibel https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Dirt%20Was%20Everywhere Shroud, Destruction, and Neglect https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/01/24/shroud-destruction-and-neglect%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As Chicano/a/x murals are erased in Denver, an archaeologist looks at the legacy of these art pieces—and why they need to be preserved. Monday, January 24, 2022 | 12:00pm Lucha Martínez de Luna https://www.historycolorado.org/Shroud%2C%20Destruction%2C%20and%20Neglect Readings for a Too-Long Fire Season https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/01/14/readings-too-long-fire-season%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Six books about wildfire that are helping us think about the future of our homes on the range. Friday, January 14, 2022 | 12:00pm Sam Bock https://www.historycolorado.org/Readings%20for%20a%20Too-Long%20Fire%20Season Long Life https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2022/01/13/long-life%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Long’s Gardens, a Centennial Farm, has persevered over the years by adapting its practices and products to be environmentally conscious. Here’s how they did it.  Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 12:00pm Grace Galvan https://www.historycolorado.org/Long%20Life The Colorado Magazine’s 2021 Year in Review https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/12/20/colorado-magazines-2021-year-review%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Oh what a year it was. From ongoing racial reckonings to remarkable women and from Indigenous voices to recreational pursuits, The Colorado Magazine explored how we got to now in ways that helped us gain perspective on another extraordinary year. Monday, December 20, 2021 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Colorado%20Magazine%E2%80%99s%202021%20Year%20in%20Review Bright Spot https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/12/19/bright-spot%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In this excerpt from Becoming Colorado: The Centennial State in 100 Objects, historian William Wei shines a light on the popular holiday decoration. Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/Bright%20Spot Delicious History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2021/12/16/delicious-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The best way to combat chilly temperatures just might be warm, freshly baked cookies. Between winter weather and the many holidays this month, it’s hard not to declare this time of year one long, delicious Cookie Season. And would that be such a bad thing? Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 12:00pm Lori Bailey https://www.historycolorado.org/Delicious%20History Entertainment Roundup: Horses https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/12/13/entertainment-roundup-horses%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Sixteen films to watch and books to read after visiting History Colorado’s The Power of Horses exhibit. Monday, December 13, 2021 | 12:00pm Jordan Lewis https://www.historycolorado.org/Entertainment%20Roundup%3A%20Horses Investing Time https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/12/02/investing-time%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We talked with Bank of America’s Raju Patel about investing in history, businesses, and communities. Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 12:00pm History Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/Investing%20Time Our 2021 Reading List https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/11/29/our-2021-reading-list%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We asked History Colorado staff and volunteers to tell us what they are reading—or hoping to read soon—to help you find the perfect gift this season. Monday, November 29, 2021 | 12:00pm Natasha Gardner https://www.historycolorado.org/Our%202021%20Reading%20List “A Lasting Disgrace” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/11/29/lasting-disgrace%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1903, The Denver Post investigative journalist Polly Pry exposed abuses at the Fort Lewis Indian Boarding School that shocked the nation. Her reporting brought to light the mistreatment of Native children that was all too common at boarding schools throughout the nation. Monday, November 29, 2021 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CA%20Lasting%20Disgrace%E2%80%9D In the Land of Sky Blue Weather https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2021/11/03/land-sky-blue-weather%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A forgotten photo album reveals a window into the experiences of women enjoying independence and female friendship amid Colorado’s spectacular Rocky Mountain landscapes in the early twentieth century.   Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 12:00pm Kayann Short https://www.historycolorado.org/In%20the%20Land%20of%20Sky%20Blue%20Weather A Lynching in Gothic, Colorado? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/10/29/lynching-gothic-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E After coming across a newspaper notice of the lynching of a Chinese man in a long-forgotten mining camp, the author undertakes a deeply personal journey into Colorado history as he contemplates who really “belongs” in our narratives about the past—and our present. Friday, October 29, 2021 | 12:00pm Benjamin Wong Blonder https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Lynching%20in%20Gothic%2C%20Colorado The Historic Haunting at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/haunting-grant-humphreys%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Many who work at the popular Edwardian-era wedding venue have long-reported unusual happenings. We asked some of them to break down the spooky (but mostly playful) encounters for us. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Historic%20Haunting%20at%20the%20Grant-Humphreys%20Mansion Spooky History Lurks in Newspaper Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2021/10/25/spooky-history-lurks-newspaper-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado’s collection of historic newspapers captured history as it happened—and the ghostly whispers of events beyond our mortal understanding. Monday, October 25, 2021 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/Spooky%20History%20Lurks%20in%20Newspaper%20Collection Agnes Wright Spring https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2021/10/18/agnes-wright-spring%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E During my years in public life I always worked harder than my staff and tried to justify the confidence placed in me by the nine governors whom I served, regardless of politics. I thoroughly enjoyed my work for more than half a century in a Man’s World—or since I worked in Wyoming and Colorado perhaps I should say—in a Women’s World, too! —Agnes Wright Spring Monday, October 18, 2021 | 12:00pm Kaylyn Mercuri Flowers https://www.historycolorado.org/Agnes%20Wright%20Spring Immigration to Colorado Myth and Reality, Part Two https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/09/27/immigration-colorado-myth-and-reality-part-two%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Immigration is ever-relevant in the United States and Colorado. Here, our former State Historian continues the history of immigration in Colorado that he began in the pages of our Fall 2020 issue, bringing the story from World War II up to the present. Monday, September 27, 2021 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/Immigration%20to%20Colorado%20Myth%20and%20Reality%2C%20Part%20Two Redistricting Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/09/20/redistricting-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As Colorado’s experiment in nonpartisan, citizen-led redistricting enters the home stretch, we look back at our long history of attempting to craft a truly representative government. It’s been more complicated than you might think. Monday, September 20, 2021 | 12:00pm Julia Jackson, Rebecca Theobald https://www.historycolorado.org/Redistricting%20Colorado Comic Books: The Super Artifacts https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/08/30/comic-books-super-artifacts%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a diagnostic artifact! An archaeologist explains how discarded comic books help reveal the history of a place. Monday, August 30, 2021 | 12:00pm Roger Oberdier https://www.historycolorado.org/Comic%20Books%3A%20The%20Super%20Artifacts The Prospect of Prospecting https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/08/13/prospect-prospecting%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The search for precious metals brought many immigrants to Colorado in the nineteenth century, but our mountain streams still draw adventurous gold seekers each year. Rachel Moyer interviews a longtime gold panner for The Colorado Magazine to explain how it all works. Friday, August 13, 2021 | 12:00pm Rachel Moyer https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Prospect%20of%20Prospecting Colorado Proud Produce https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/07/30/colorado-proud-produce%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado's agricultural bounty is one of our state's greatest assets. From Palisade peaches to Pueblo chile, to melons and corn and beans, Colorado's produce has fed people in the state and around the nation for generations. Enjoy these historical produce labels from our collection. Friday, July 30, 2021 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20Proud%20Produce A Shot and a Beer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/07/12/shot-and-beer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Denver Beer by Jonathan Shikes offers a sessionable look at the Mile High City’s beer culture past and present.  Monday, July 12, 2021 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Shot%20and%20a%20Beer Japanese Americans in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2021/07/09/japanese-americans-denvers-five-points-neighborhood%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E the disCOurse features writers sharing their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. In this article, Courtney Ozaki shares her family’s journey to Denver’s historically Black Five Points neighborhood, where a multigenerational love of tortillas was born. Friday, July 9, 2021 | 12:00pm Courtney Ozaki https://www.historycolorado.org/Japanese%20Americans%20in%20Denver%E2%80%99s%20Five%20Points%20Neighborhood The Little World Series of the West https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/07/07/little-world-series-west%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Black baseball players shaped the game and American society beyond the ballfield. It’s a story that runs, surprisingly, straight through Denver and an event that called itself “The Little World Series of the West.” Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Little%20World%20Series%20of%20the%20West Mickey Masterpiece https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2021/07/07/mickey-masterpiece%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There’s a wonderful pop art quality to the card. Mickey Mantle stands in a heroic pose against a brilliant sky blue background, shouldering his bat as he gazes up into the distance. It’s the sort of iconic portrait an artist might have created to celebrate Mantle’s spectacular achievements in retrospect, but somehow Topps got it exactly right at the beginning. And for three days in Denver this July 10–12, you can see it for yourself. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Mickey%20Masterpiece One Flew West https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/2021/06/28/one-flew-west%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When Ken Kesey described fictional southeastern Colorado settings and characters in one of his novels, he could rely largely on his own memory. The author, who lived in Oregon for nearly all of his life, was born in the town of La Junta, Colorado, in the days of the Dust Bowl. Monday, June 28, 2021 | 12:00pm Steve Grinstead https://www.historycolorado.org/One%20Flew%20West Traveling the Storied Byway of the San Luis Valley https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/06/14/traveling-storied-byway-san-luis-valley%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E “Ever since my first visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park at seven years old, I’ve always remembered the special feeling of seeing them for the first time,” says Megan Eflin, Outreach Coordinator for the History Colorado State Historical Fund. “And how much fun my family and I had there on one of our many road trips when I was young. As an adult, summers for me have become a time for packing into the car, snacks accessible, music playlist at the ready, and hitting the open road for an adventure. Giving you an opportunity to create your own path. Choosing to stop when you see something of interest, make route changes on a whim, and immersing yourself in local culture, food, and events.” Monday, June 14, 2021 | 12:00pm Katie Arntzen, Megan Eflin https://www.historycolorado.org/Traveling%20the%20Storied%20Byway%20of%20the%20San%20Luis%20Valley Imagining a Great City https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/06/11/imagining-great-city%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Mayor Federico Peña’s campaign vision to “Imagine a Great City'' catalyzed the development of Denver and its region from the 1980s onward. Against the backdrop of a boom-and-bust economy, major public projects shaped the trajectory of the city along with its residents’ grassroots advocacy. Friday, June 11, 2021 | 12:00pm Anna Mascorella https://www.historycolorado.org/Imagining%20a%20Great%20City Pioneer, Indian, Cowboy, Rabbi https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/06/04/pioneer-indian-cowboy-rabbi%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Generations of Jewish Coloradans have spent summer days at Camp Shwayder and the JCC Ranch Camp. Colorado’s mountains have provided the ideal setting for distinctly western Jewish American experiences. Ariel Schnee examines this lesser-known side of Jewish identity in Colorado. Friday, June 4, 2021 | 12:00pm Ariel Schnee https://www.historycolorado.org/Pioneer%2C%20Indian%2C%20Cowboy%2C%20Rabbi “Nobody Should Go Unremembered” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/05/28/nobody-should-go-unremembered%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Near and dear to the people of Pueblo is Roselawn Cemetery—a place of family and community connections that holds so many memories of Pueblo’s past. The State Historical Fund recently supported a project to find the exact location of the mass burial that followed the catastrophic Pueblo Flood, prompting reflections on the meaning of tragedy, closure, and remembrance. Friday, May 28, 2021 | 12:00pm Katie Arntzen, Megan Eflin, Sara Kappel https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CNobody%20Should%20Go%20Unremembered%E2%80%9D How Many People Died During the Pueblo Flood? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/05/27/how-many-people-died-during-pueblo-flood%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Pueblo-based professor Jonathan Rees searched for the answer to the perpetual question of just how many deaths the Great Flood of 1921 had caused. What he came away with was even more important: a sense of the flood’s impact in shaping the city of Pueblo, even to this day. Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 12:00pm Jonathan Rees https://www.historycolorado.org/How%20Many%20People%20Died%20During%20the%20Pueblo%20Flood Through the Lens: The Aftermath of the 1921 Pueblo Flood https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/05/27/through-lens-aftermath-1921-pueblo-flood%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the days that followed, photographers documented the destruction wrought by the flood. A century later, their images are powerful testimonies to the devastating scale of the catastrophe. Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 12:00pm Bethany Williams, Jori Johnson https://www.historycolorado.org/Through%20the%20Lens%3A%20The%20Aftermath%20of%20the%201921%20Pueblo%20Flood The Master Weaver of the San Luis Valley https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/borderlands-southern-colorado/2021/05/24/master-weaver-san-luis-valley%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Far beyond Eppie Archuleta’s technical abilities, awards, and accolades as a master weaver, she was a weaver of artistry and legacy—her work strengthened by the warp of her ancestors and enriched by the weft of faith, love, and kindness. Monday, May 24, 2021 | 12:00pm Raena Vigil https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Master%20Weaver%20of%20the%20San%20Luis%20Valley Preserving History in the Making https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/05/24/preserving-history-making%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado's curatorial and collections teams immediately began documenting the protests for racial justice during the summer of 2020. Monday, May 24, 2021 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Preserving%20History%20in%20the%20Making Photographing the George Floyd Protests https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/05/23/photographing-george-floyd-protests%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado’s photographers documented the protests for racial justice across the state during the summer of 2020. Sunday, May 23, 2021 | 12:00pm James S. Peterson, José Ortega, Katie Bush https://www.historycolorado.org/Photographing%20the%20George%20Floyd%20Protests Nine Justices and One Colorado Lawyer https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/2021/05/14/nine-justices-and-one-colorado-lawyer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1995, Boulder attorney Jean Dubofsky stood before nine U.S. Supreme Court justices to plead the case against Amendment 2, the 1992 amendment to the Constitution of the State of Colorado denying protections to gays and lesbians. On May 20, 1996, the Court ruled the amendment unconstitutional. This essay first appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Colorado Heritage, and is an edited excerpt from the author’s book Appealing for Justice: One Colorado Lawyer, Four Decades, and the Landmark Gay Rights Case: Romer v. Evans. Friday, May 14, 2021 | 12:00pm Susan Berry Casey, PhD https://www.historycolorado.org/Nine%20Justices%20and%20One%20Colorado%20Lawyer Discovering Personal Treasures https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2021/05/14/discovering-personal-treasures%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E the disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. In this heartfelt account, a refugee reflects on the journey that helped to define what constitutes her most prized possessions. Friday, May 14, 2021 | 12:00pm Nga Vương-Sandoval https://www.historycolorado.org/Discovering%20Personal%20Treasures Apron Chronicles https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2021/04/30/apron-chronicles%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Apron Chronicles: a Patchwork of American Recollections, now on display at the History Colorado Center in Denver, has been a labor of love for EllynAnne Geisel. As the exhibition reaches the end of its remarkable run in May, she recounts the journey that led her to recognize the ties that bind us. Friday, April 30, 2021 | 12:00pm EllynAnne Geisel https://www.historycolorado.org/Apron%20Chronicles “We Will Go Wherever We Are Needed and Do Whatever Comes to Hand” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2021/04/21/we-will-go-wherever-we-are-needed-and-do-whatever-comes-hand%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, a member of the Volunteers of America team recognizes an organization that’s provided more than a century of compassionate aid to communities in need in Colorado and throughout the nation. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 12:00pm Natalie Gill https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CWe%20Will%20Go%20Wherever%20We%20Are%20Needed%20and%20Do%20Whatever%20Comes%20to%20Hand%E2%80%9D What the Strikers Were Fighting For https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/19/what-strikers-were-fighting%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In this article from the spring 2014 issue of the magazine, Thomas Andrews recounts the horrors and string of failures leading to coal mine disasters in Las Animas County in 1910. Monday, April 19, 2021 | 12:00pm Thomas Andrews https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20the%20Strikers%20Were%20Fighting%20For From the KKK to The Proud Boys https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/19/kkk-proud-boys%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E What A Forty-Year-Old Book on the Colorado Klan Teaches Us About Hate Groups Today Monday, April 19, 2021 | 12:00pm Sam Bock https://www.historycolorado.org/From%20the%20KKK%20to%20The%20Proud%20Boys “X,” “XX,” and “X-3”: Spy Reports from the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company Archives https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/19/x-xx-and-x-3-spy-reports-colorado-fuel-iron-company-archives%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, April 19, 2021 | 12:00pm Jonathan Rees https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CX%2C%E2%80%9D%20%E2%80%9CXX%2C%E2%80%9D%20and%20%E2%80%9CX-3%E2%80%9D%3A%20Spy%20Reports%20from%20the%20Colorado%20Fuel%20%26amp%3B%20Iron%20Company%20Archives Don’t Leave Home Without Your Green Book https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/16/dont-leave-home-without-your-green-book%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E During the rise of auto travel for both business and leisure in the twentieth century, the Green Book helped Black travelers safely navigate their road trips and boost Black businesses along the way. Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12:00pm Cindy Nasky https://www.historycolorado.org/Don%E2%80%99t%20Leave%20Home%20Without%20Your%20Green%20Book The Colorado Women of the Ku Klux Klan https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/14/colorado-women-ku-klux-klan%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Editor's note: In this article, originally published in Denver Inside and Out (History Colorado, 2011), Betty Jo Brenner illuminates the history of women's roles in sustaining white supremacy in the early twentieth century.  Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:00pm Betty Jo Brenner https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Colorado%20Women%20of%20the%20Ku%20Klux%20Klan “To Think, Talk and Work for Patriotism” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/09/think-talk-and-work-patriotism%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E With the onset of World War I came opportunities for Coloradans to do their part. Women were increasingly active outside the domestic sphere, and National Service Schools offered an important outlet in a time of unprecedented female activism. One of those schools found a home at Denver's Loretto Heights Academy, a Catholic school run by the Sisters of Loretto. Friday, April 9, 2021 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CTo%20Think%2C%20Talk%20and%20Work%20for%20Patriotism%E2%80%9D The Silver Queen of Cloud City https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2021/04/01/silver-queen-cloud-city%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The spectacular rise—and fall—of Baby Doe Tabor Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 12:00pm Sydney Mauck https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Silver%20Queen%20of%20Cloud%20City An Ethnobotany Garden Grows in Montrose https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/04/01/ethnobotany-garden-grows-montrose%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Ute Indian Museum's Ethnobotany Garden is a haven for plants native to the Western Slope and used by Colorado's oldest residents. Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 12:00pm Mary Menz https://www.historycolorado.org/An%20Ethnobotany%20Garden%20Grows%20in%20Montrose Letters Colorado’s Women’s Suffrage Leaders Probably Didn’t Want You to Read https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2021/03/26/letters-colorados-womens-suffrage-leaders-probably-didnt-want-you%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The campaign for the women’s vote in Colorado was one of letters. Organizers traded views and information regularly in private letters. Many of those letters are now in History Colorado’s collection, offering us a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign - even a few things they might not have wished to preserve for posterity. Friday, March 26, 2021 | 12:00pm Shaun Boyd https://www.historycolorado.org/Letters%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Women%E2%80%99s%20Suffrage%20Leaders%20Probably%20Didn%E2%80%99t%20Want%20You%20to%20Read The Hues and Textures of a Lived Life: Bitterroot Memoir Wins the Barbara Sudler Award https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2021/03/26/hues-and-textures-lived-life-bitterroot-memoir-wins-barbara-sudler%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Friday, March 26, 2021 | 12:00pm Jillian Allison https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Hues%20and%20Textures%20of%20a%20Lived%20Life%3A%20Bitterroot%20Memoir%20Wins%20the%20Barbara%20Sudler%20Award Cycling into Spring https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2021/03/26/cycling-spring%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Susan B. Anthony claimed that bicycling “has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world.” One bicycle on display at the History Colorado Center offers insight into the pedal-powered campaign for the women’s vote in Colorado. Friday, March 26, 2021 | 12:00pm Julie Peterson https://www.historycolorado.org/Cycling%20into%20Spring Waiting for Someone to Listen https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2021/03/26/waiting-someone-listen%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E An extraordinary journey of joy and determination, discovered beneath a few layers of tarnish. Friday, March 26, 2021 | 12:00pm Peggy O’Neill-Jones Ed.D. https://www.historycolorado.org/Waiting%20for%20Someone%20to%20Listen To Protect the Community and Preserve Cultural Ways https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/03/22/protect-community-and-preserve-cultural-ways%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Covid-19 pandemic has been especially deadly for American Indians and Alaska Natives. With the arrival of the vaccine, the executive director of Denver Indian Health and Family Services feels the urgency of protecting tribal communities and culture—and sees reason for hope.   Monday, March 22, 2021 | 12:00pm Adrianne Maddux (Shungapavi) https://www.historycolorado.org/To%20Protect%20the%20Community%20and%20Preserve%20Cultural%20Ways Dr. Richard Corwin and Colorado’s Changing Racial Divide https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/2021/03/18/dr-richard-corwin-and-colorados-changing-racial-divide%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Editor's note: As many communities around Colorado reexamine how our public buildings and places are named, we take a look at one man who left his mark on Pueblo. Richard Corwin was an advocate for eugenics and an outsized personality with one of the state’s largest employers. This story is excerpted from Making an American Workforce: The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow, edited by Fawn-Amber Montoya (University Press of Colorado, 2014). Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 12:00pm Brian Clason, Jonathan Rees https://www.historycolorado.org/Dr.%20Richard%20Corwin%20and%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Changing%20Racial%20Divide Nine of Our Favorite New Additions to the Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/03/12/nine-our-favorite-new-additions-collection%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Amid a global pandemic, economic struggles, protests for racial justice, unprecedented wildfires, and political burnout, History Colorado collected through it all. Here are some of our favorite acquisitions from 2020. Friday, March 12, 2021 | 12:00pm Amy Nilius https://www.historycolorado.org/Nine%20of%20Our%20Favorite%20New%20Additions%20to%20the%20Collection Strangers in a Strange Land: The History of Volga Germans in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/03/11/strangers-strange-land-history-volga-germans-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Volga Germans, also referred to as German-Russians, came from the Russian steppes of the Volga River to Colorado between the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to labor in the sugar beet fields. The history of their settlement in Colorado is woven into the larger history of immigration in the United States during this period. Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 12:00pm Alexandria Joyner https://www.historycolorado.org/Strangers%20in%20a%20Strange%20Land%3A%20The%20History%20of%20Volga%20Germans%20in%20Colorado The Moment Covid-19 Became Real https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/03/08/moment-covid-19-became-real%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This is how it began. We asked our History Colorado colleagues when they first realized the Covid-19 pandemic was going to significantly impact their life. While each of their stories is unique, their answers offer a collective portrait of events unfolding a year ago. Monday, March 8, 2021 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Moment%20Covid-19%20Became%20Real Me Ha Afectado Mucho https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/03/06/me-ha-afectado-mucho%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Documenting the Covid-19 pandemic among the Latino immigrant community of the Roaring Fork Valley. Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 12:00pm Marissa Volpe https://www.historycolorado.org/Me%20Ha%20Afectado%20Mucho%20 Understanding Amache: The Archaeobiography of a Victorian-Era Cheyenne Woman https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/2021/03/05/understanding-amache-archaeobiography-victorian-era-cheyenne-woman%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Composed around 1870, the photographic portrait of Amache Ochinee Prowers is a window into her complex world. Amache’s direct gaze at the camera exudes a confident strength. She seems at home in the Victorian studio setting, and her garb is fitting for a woman of that era, complete with heavy jewelry and a ruffled shirtwaist. Yet the careful observer might note that she lacks the foundation upon which proper women’s dress of that time was constructed: a corset. This, and her distinctly Indigenous facial features, let us know that she was no ordinary consumer of Victorian fashions. Amache was a full-blood member of the Cheyenne nation. Friday, March 5, 2021 | 12:00pm Bonnie J. Clark https://www.historycolorado.org/Understanding%20Amache%3A%20The%20Archaeobiography%20of%20a%20Victorian-Era%20Cheyenne%20Woman Women of the Borderlands https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/borderlands-southern-colorado/2021/02/25/women-borderlands%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Women%20of%20the%20Borderlands Creede and World War I—A Knitter’s Tale https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/2021/02/23/creede-and-world-war-i-knitters-tale%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 12:00pm Robert Moll https://www.historycolorado.org/Creede%20and%20World%20War%20I%E2%80%94A%20Knitter%E2%80%99s%20Tale “Curse of a Nation” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/19/curse-nation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E How Denver’s Black newspapers raised the alarm and rallied the resistance against one of Hollywood’s first—and most notoriously racist—blockbusters. Friday, February 19, 2021 | 12:00pm Ann Sneesby-Koch https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CCurse%20of%20a%20Nation%E2%80%9D Historical Perspectives of the “World’s Greatest Gold Camp” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/18/historical-perspectives-worlds-greatest-gold-camp%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This essay is the Best Graduate Essay winner in the 2019 Emerging Historians Award. Additional awards went to Saya “Ted” Richthofen of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Best Undergraduate Essay winner for "'Openly and with Gusto': How Women Moonshiners Led to Denver’s First Female Cop," and Jacob Swisher from Colorado State University, Best Overall Essay winner for "Were They Mexicans or Coloradans? Constructing Race and Identity at the Colorado–New Mexico Border." The Emerging Historians Award is a program of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council. Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 12:00pm Don Unger https://www.historycolorado.org/Historical%20Perspectives%20of%20the%20%E2%80%9CWorld%E2%80%99s%20Greatest%20Gold%20Camp%E2%80%9D The John R. Henderson Collection: Colorado’s First Licensed Black Architect https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/15/john-r-henderson-collection-colorados-first-licensed-black-architect%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, February 15, 2021 | 12:00pm Anna Mascorella https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20John%20R.%20Henderson%20Collection%3A%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20First%20Licensed%20Black%20Architect All Abuzz About Beneficial Bugs https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/11/all-abuzz-about-beneficial-bugs%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The best way to stop a bad bug is with a good one. Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 12:00pm Dan Bean https://www.historycolorado.org/All%20Abuzz%20About%20Beneficial%20Bugs In Memoriam: A Booklist for Priscilla https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/11/memoriam-booklist-priscilla%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Colorado lost an incredible Chicana this year. She was known for her active role in the Chicano Movement and her bookstore in Denver. Her granddaughter shares this booklist with us to honor her legacy.    Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 12:00pm Shanea Ewing https://www.historycolorado.org/In%20Memoriam%3A%20A%20Booklist%20for%20Priscilla Ancient History, New on Netflix https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/08/ancient-history-new-netflix%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Netflix released the drama film The Dig on January 29. Archaeologist Chris Bowles reviews the film and provides additional context to the history of the excavation and the overall discovery.  Monday, February 8, 2021 | 12:00pm Chris Bowles https://www.historycolorado.org/Ancient%20History%2C%20New%20on%20Netflix The COVID Centennial Public Archaeology Project https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/02/08/covid-centennial-public-archaeology-project%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A century from now, archaeologists will make sense of 2020 based on everything we left behind. How will the things we discarded define 2020? What experiences and lessons will they illuminate? And how might the archaeologists of 2120 visualize the cultures of the past? Monday, February 8, 2021 | 12:00pm Holly Norton https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20COVID%20Centennial%20Public%20Archaeology%20Project How Did We Get To Now? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/02/08/how-did-we-get-now%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A pale blue face mask sits suspended in a slender glass case. It’s analog and simple, delicate even, compared to the environmental enhancement headsets we wear today. But the accompanying text notes that a century ago it was surprisingly controversial. Welcome to the 2020 centennial exhibition. Monday, February 8, 2021 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/How%20Did%20We%20Get%20To%20Now The Lingering Aftertaste of 2020 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/02/08/lingering-aftertaste-2020%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Before 2020, people just waltzed right into bars, restaurants, and cultural venues to be among other people. But, well, that was before 2020. Decades of isolation and innovation later, what have we gained? What have we lost? What should we try to reclaim? Monday, February 8, 2021 | 12:00pm Ed Sealover https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Lingering%20Aftertaste%20of%202020 The Crisis Affecting Indigenous Women https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/02/05/crisis-affecting-indigenous-women%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Indigenous women face some of the most shocking statistics of violence of any group. Monycka Snowbird shares the historical trauma that haunts Indigenous women to this day. Friday, February 5, 2021 | 12:00pm Monycka Snowbird (Anishinaabe) https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Crisis%20Affecting%20Indigenous%20Women What We Can Learn from the Last Time We Were Scared https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/02/05/what-we-can-learn-last-time-we-were-scared%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the wake of a crisis, do our most instinctive reactions tend to solve the issues effectively, or pave the way for a parade of unintended consequences? History suggests we should proceed with caution. Friday, February 5, 2021 | 12:00pm Chris Getzan https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20We%20Can%20Learn%20from%20the%20Last%20Time%20We%20Were%20Scared Borderlands of Southern Colorado Syllabus https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2021/02/01/borderlands-southern-colorado-syllabus%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The more we explore the history of Colorado’s borderlands the more we want to know. This syllabus is designed to provide resources to people — like us — who want to know more and learn more about the unique heritage and culture of the Borderlands of Southern Colorado. Monday, February 1, 2021 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Borderlands%20of%20Southern%20Colorado%20Syllabus The Good Old Days https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/25/good-old-days%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Coloradans of 2020 seemed unaware of just how good they really had it. A time of relative peace and plenty, it’s a year that we look back on with a sense of longing and nostalgia given the War of Disunion and the myriad other woes that we’ve endured in the century since. Monday, January 25, 2021 | 12:00pm Derek R. Everett https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Good%20Old%20Days The Beginning of the End of the American Experiment https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/25/beginning-end-american-experiment%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 2020, impeachment and a bitterly contested election tested the nation’s legal system. The checks and balances designed by the Founders frayed in the face of extreme partisanship, exposing the limits of Americans’ commitment to the rule of law. Monday, January 25, 2021 | 12:00pm Tom I. Romero, II https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Beginning%20of%20the%20End%20of%20the%20American%20Experiment Sold Out! Outdoor Rec in a Disaster Year https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/15/sold-out-outdoor-rec-disaster-year%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When public health concerns precluded many forms of leisure, Americans eager for escape envisioned the woods and waters as safe places—or safe enough—to find solace and adventure. They emptied shelves of tents, bikes, and more as they made the best of a difficult situation. Still, there was no escaping the constraints of modern times. Friday, January 15, 2021 | 12:00pm Rachel S. Gross https://www.historycolorado.org/Sold%20Out%21%20Outdoor%20Rec%20in%20a%20Disaster%20Year COWvid-19: A Look Back at the Meat of 2020 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/15/cowvid-19-look-back-meat-2020%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It was a year of reckonings both big and small. In 2020, Covid-19 disrupted supply chains around the world as consumers adapted to the new realities of life in a pandemic. Sometimes, it took something as simple as an all-American entree to help us see how truly connected we all were. Friday, January 15, 2021 | 12:00pm Jake Swisher https://www.historycolorado.org/COWvid-19%3A%20A%20Look%20Back%20at%20the%20Meat%20of%202020 A Plateful of Pandemic https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/15/plateful-pandemic%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 2120, of course, having a meal is as easy as imagining what we want and grabbing it from the replicator. But in the old days, it wasn’t so easy. And 2020 is when everything changed. Friday, January 15, 2021 | 12:00pm Adrian Miller https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Plateful%20of%20Pandemic Remembering Rita https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2021/01/14/remembering-rita%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Pueblo's late Chicana leader, Rita Martinez, is remembered for the personal impact she had on Tamara Trujillo. Rita passed away on December 10, 2020. Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 12:00pm Tamara Trujillo https://www.historycolorado.org/Remembering%20Rita "Be True to What You Said on Paper" https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2021/01/14/be-true-what-you-said-paper%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E the disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present.  Here, a medical sociologist and social scientist argue that to truly arrive at equity in America will require a sincere reckoning with founding mythologies of white superiority. Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 12:00pm Carla S. King and William M. King https://www.historycolorado.org/%26quot%3BBe%20True%20to%20What%20You%20Said%20on%20Paper%26quot%3B The Year of the Ethicist https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/11/year-ethicist%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When the Covid-19 pandemic exposed public health shortcomings and deadly racial inequities, it sparked a new public conversation about our priorities. The hard days and difficult decisions of 2020 propelled new ways of thinking about the health and wellbeing of our whole society, including what a “right to health care” really means. Monday, January 11, 2021 | 12:00pm Brian Jackson https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Year%20of%20the%20Ethicist Saving the “Soul of the Nation” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/11/saving-soul-nation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Since the day record numbers of Americans elected Joe Biden as their president, historians have been writing the record of the Trump Era and the fractures his presidency exposed—and how Americans charted a path forward. Monday, January 11, 2021 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/Saving%20the%20%E2%80%9CSoul%20of%20the%20Nation%E2%80%9D American Studies 102: Survey of 21st Century US “Race” Relations with Professor Iqbal Penelope-Nkotto https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/11/american-studies-102-survey-21st-century-us-race-relations%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A twenty-second-century American Studies professor looks back at the antiquated notion of “race” that prevailed in 2020, when high-profile incidents of anti-Blackness sparked the War of Reckoning and, ultimately, the Great Reconciliation. Monday, January 11, 2021 | 12:00pm Claire Oberon Garcia https://www.historycolorado.org/American%20Studies%20102%3A%20Survey%20of%2021st%20Century%20US%20%E2%80%9CRace%E2%80%9D%20Relations%20with%20Professor%20Iqbal%20Penelope-Nkotto Our Cultural Traditions Served to Heal Us https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/04/our-cultural-traditions-served-heal-us%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Cultural practices tell Indigenous Peoples that concern and care for each other are how we understand the concept of “All My Relations.” These humble practices, however, were turned against us as the coronavirus preyed upon and spread among those gathered at social events and at ceremony. But we are resilient! Monday, January 4, 2021 | 12:00pm Majel Boxer (Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota) https://www.historycolorado.org/Our%20Cultural%20Traditions%20Served%20to%20Heal%20Us Looking Backward: Lessons from a Pandemic https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2021/01/04/looking-backward-lessons-pandemic%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E If we take a backward glance at 2020 from the standpoint of 2120—never mind how we got here—what do we see? And what perspective have we gained in the century since? Colorado’s State Historian takes a moment to ponder some lessons learned. Monday, January 4, 2021 | 12:00pm Duane Vandenbusche https://www.historycolorado.org/Looking%20Backward%3A%20Lessons%20from%20a%20Pandemic Our Strength Is Our Union https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/28/our-strength-our-union%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We've learned a lot (that we didn't want to know) about life during a global pandemic. Mark Earnest examines how a society enshrined one generation's learning so that it became durable for future generations to draw upon. A century later we consider: How long does a society retain the lessons we learn? Monday, December 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Mark Earnest, MD https://www.historycolorado.org/Our%20Strength%20Is%20Our%20Union Burning Truth: The Beginning of the End for Colorado’s Forests https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/28/burning-truth-beginning-end-colorados-forests%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 2020, three Colorado wildfires consumed a combined total of more than half a million acres—dwarfing what had previously been the state’s most destructive fire seasons. It should have been an alarm heard throughout the West, even worldwide. The lessons were right there to be learned. And yet . . . Monday, December 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Thomas Andrews https://www.historycolorado.org/Burning%20Truth%3A%20The%20Beginning%20of%20the%20End%20for%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Forests The Past Is Present https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/28/past-present%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Every generation sees itself at the center of history, and Americans in 2020 were no different. But as time passed, many were disappointed to realize that change was less profound than they had hoped. Still, it might have been comforting to learn that they were part of a much longer effort to define their nation. Monday, December 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Susan Schulten https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Past%20Is%20Present Collective Loss, Collaborative Recovery https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2020/12/28/collective-loss-collaborative-recovery%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ernest House, Jr. (Ute Mountain Ute) comes from an extremely long line of environmental stewards. In times of environmental disaster like Colorado’s wildfires of 2020, he sees opportunities to work together. “The threats to our lands are intertwined, but so are the benefits of protecting them,” he notes. Monday, December 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Ernest House, Jr. (Ute Mountain Ute) https://www.historycolorado.org/Collective%20Loss%2C%20Collaborative%20Recovery Hope for 2021 in Six Words https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/12/21/hope-2021-six-words%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We asked our staff to send us six words that described their hope for 2021. A simple creative writing exercise that can lead to some heartfelt expressions.  Monday, December 21, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Hope%20for%202021%20in%20Six%20Words A TikTok Pandemic Story https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/21/tiktok-pandemic-story%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 2020, a generation of young people experiencing isolation and loneliness in the midst of a pandemic seized on a new platform called TikTok. This new generation of media creators transformed trauma into creativity and, ultimately, connection. Monday, December 21, 2020 | 12:00pm Samira Rajabi https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20TikTok%20Pandemic%20Story A Pivotal—and Long Overdue—Moment for Change https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/21/pivotal-and-long-overdue-moment-change%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E What happened in 2020 was not unprecedented. Rather, it was a stark reminder that racism and classism had for too long gone unresolved. It was a time for action. The youth of 2020 went on to become the chroniclers of their era—and the leaders of the effort to redress the inequities the pandemic had exposed. Monday, December 21, 2020 | 12:00pm Karen Roybal https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Pivotal%E2%80%94and%20Long%20Overdue%E2%80%94Moment%20for%20Change 2020: Year of Destiny https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/21/2020-year-destiny%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Though Americans in 2020 felt the weight every day of a global pandemic, in the end they endured. What was harder to appreciate at the time was the pandemic's long-lasting impact on American politics—and democracy itself. Monday, December 21, 2020 | 12:00pm William B. Allen https://www.historycolorado.org/2020%3A%20Year%20of%20Destiny Heard Immunity https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/hindsight-2020/2020/12/21/heard-immunity%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A music writer ponders the quaint habits of music fans of 2020, who, in their day, lamented the loss of such archaic practices as live concerts, in-person gatherings of any kind, and now-outdated technologies. But music itself lives on, as does a certain rock ’n’ roll guitarist. Monday, December 21, 2020 | 12:00pm G. Brown https://www.historycolorado.org/Heard%20Immunity Gifts for Holiday Bliss https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/12/11/gifts-holiday-bliss%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the parking lots are packed, and your list is as long as the crawling lines at check-out. Why buy from a big-box or roll the dice on iffy shipping when you can rely on the History Colorado Center for safe shopping that will (A) surprise and delight all the ones you love, and (B) put you on the Nice List for supporting a local nonprofit?   Friday, December 11, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Gifts%20for%20Holiday%20Bliss Freedom, Faith and Black Empowerment in Colorado Springs https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/12/11/freedom-faith-and-black-empowerment-colorado-springs%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In February 1903, a small group of freedpeople and children of freedpeople, led by Frank Loper, formed the People’s Methodist Episcopal Church to serve the needs of the growing African American community in northern Colorado Springs. A stately Queen Anne–style church was completed in 1904 and for sixty-one years, the People’s Methodist Episcopal Church served as a focal point for social justice work while playing a central role in the social and religious lives of its congregants. Friday, December 11, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Freedom%2C%20Faith%20and%20Black%20Empowerment%20in%20Colorado%20Springs Trinidad’s Temple Aaron Looks to the Past to Secure Its Future https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/12/10/trinidads-temple-aaron-looks-past-secure-its-future%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the spirit of renewal and perseverance, the people of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico have joined together to ensure a future for Trinidad’s Temple Aaron. Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 12:00pm Kim Grant https://www.historycolorado.org/Trinidad%E2%80%99s%20Temple%20Aaron%20Looks%20to%20the%20Past%20to%20Secure%20Its%20Future Pie It Is! https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/12/10/pie-it%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Diet experts and Marxists warn against imbuing things and food with abstract emotions and values. Yet, the alchemy of pie makes it hard to deny that these homespun pastries embody love, family, and human connection. Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Pie%20It%20Is%21 When Family Lore is Fueled by Latkes https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2020/12/07/when-family-lore-fueled-latkes%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Hanukkah celebrates resiliency—something we’ve all been tapping into this year. It also means latkes. Love ’em, hate ’em, agree or disagree about what goes on ’em, the ritual and aroma and taste of these potato pancakes are part of what makes Hanukkah what it is. Emily Hope Dobkin, the founder of Betterish, shares a whole latke love.   Monday, December 7, 2020 | 12:00pm Emily Hope Dobkin https://www.historycolorado.org/When%20Family%20Lore%20is%20Fueled%20by%20Latkes “Is America Possible?” https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/12/06/america-possible%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E An anthropologist, educator, and Chicano/a murals scholar looks at artist David O. Garcia's dynamically colorful reimagining of Norman Rockwell's 1940s-era Freedom of Worship. Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 12:00pm Nancy Ríos https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9CIs%20America%20Possible?%E2%80%9D= Immigration to Colorado: Myth and Reality https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/12/04/immigration-colorado-myth-and-reality%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The United States could be described as a nation of immigrants seeking to realize the American Dream. But how much of what we know about Colorado's pre–World War II immigrants is deep-seeded mythology? Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/Immigration%20to%20Colorado%3A%20Myth%20and%20Reality Doing Our Part https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/12/04/doing-our-part%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Though many miles away from shipyards, aviation plants, and tank production facilities, Coloradans played an outsized role in the World War II conflict, and in bringing the troops back home.  Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:00pm Flint Whitlock https://www.historycolorado.org/Doing%20Our%20Part Bringing Back Blinky https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/11/30/bringing-back-blinky%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Museum Collecting in the Time of COVID-19 Monday, November 30, 2020 | 12:00pm Amy Nilius, Kristin Chiesi https://www.historycolorado.org/Bringing%20Back%20Blinky Kitchen Table History, Even When We’re at Different Tables https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/11/23/kitchen-table-history-even-when-were-different-tables%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E While our holidays this year may be physically distant, we can still find ways—via phone or Zoom—to connect through reminiscing and stories. This actually feels even more important this year if you know elders who are isolating and alone. Monday, November 23, 2020 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Kitchen%20Table%20History%2C%20Even%20When%20We%E2%80%99re%20at%20Different%20Tables Vision and Visibility https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2020/11/23/vision-and-visibility%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E During this Native American Heritage Month, Kathryn Redhorse, director of the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, reflects on 2020 as a potential turning point in American Indian and Alaska Native communities’ long struggle for visibility, acknowledgment, and social justice. Monday, November 23, 2020 | 12:00pm Kathryn Redhorse (Lakota and Navajo) https://www.historycolorado.org/Vision%20and%20Visibility Closing Some Doors with Open Hearts https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/11/20/closing-some-doors-open-hearts%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E While our digital windows remain wide open, we are now closing some of our doors out of caution and care for our community. Friday, November 20, 2020 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Closing%20Some%20Doors%20with%20Open%20Hearts Lifting Up History in a Historic Year https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/11/19/lifting-history-historic-year%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The 2020 Miles and Bancroft Awards Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 12:00pm Kevin Smith https://www.historycolorado.org/Lifting%20Up%20History%20in%20a%20Historic%20Year The Post-NAGPRA Generation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/11/16/post-nagpra-generation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Thirty Years On Monday, November 16, 2020 | 12:00pm Holly Norton https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Post-NAGPRA%20Generation The Women of the WAC https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/11/04/women-wac%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Simple cues can trigger powerful memories. It could be the trace smell of baked bread, the muted touch of a wool blanket, seeing the intricate details on a Christmas ornament, tasting a scrumptious dish or hearing the first, chiming notes of a melody. For these four women, a flood of memories started with just three letters: W.A.C. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 12:00pm Elena Brown https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Women%20of%20the%20WAC A Well-Elevated Militia https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/10/30/well-elevated-militia%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When we asked Denver’s Rainbow Militia to show us what democracy looks like, they responded with dance, poetry, and song. You’re going to want to see this. Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00pm Chris Getzan https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Well-Elevated%20Militia%20 Fit To Be Tied https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2020/10/26/fit-be-tied%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E the disCOurse features writers sharing their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. In this poem and accompanying performance, Stephen Brackett explores the knots—and nots—that can entangle us when we attempt to fly. Monday, October 26, 2020 | 12:00pm Stephen Brackett, Amber Blais https://www.historycolorado.org/Fit%20To%20Be%20Tied I am from…. https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2020/10/08/i-am%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A poem written by Tamara Trujillo reflecting on her identity and roots.  Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 12:00pm Tamara Trujillo https://www.historycolorado.org/I%20am%20from%E2%80%A6. Reflections on Hispanic Heritage Month https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/10/01/reflections-hispanic-heritage-month%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E the disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a young Chicana wonders why we only celebrate Hispanic heritage for one month out of the year. Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00pm Shanea Ewing https://www.historycolorado.org/Reflections%20on%20Hispanic%20Heritage%20Month 1904: The Most Corrupt Election in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/30/1904-most-corrupt-election-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Between stuffed ballot boxes, election clerks hopping off trains, and three governors in a day, Devin Flores might just have a point. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/1904%3A%20The%20Most%20Corrupt%20Election%20in%20Colorado%20History History Need Not Repeat Itself https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/28/history-need-not-repeat-itself%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This is a unique moment in American history, for the nation is grappling simultaneously with a pandemic and an economic catastrophe. Monday, September 28, 2020 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Need%20Not%20Repeat%20Itself Celebrating Colorado Cabrini Day 2020 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/28/celebrating-colorado-cabrini-day-2020%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Despite the continuing pandemic, celebrations remain significant, even if remotely. They help us feel connected to our community, friends, and extended family. With the arrival of the inaugural Colorado Cabrini Day, we need to celebrate for a variety of reasons. Monday, September 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Alisa DiGiacomo https://www.historycolorado.org/Celebrating%20Colorado%20Cabrini%20Day%202020 Colorado Is My Classroom, Part II https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/14/colorado-my-classroom-part-ii%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E After we ran an article in August exploring the history of outdoor classrooms in Colorado and around the country, the Steelworks Center of the West brought to our attention another experiment in outdoor education that took place in Colorado. We’re pleased to share their story in The Colorado Magazine.  Monday, September 14, 2020 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20Is%20My%20Classroom%2C%20Part%20II Hecho en Colorado: Artists Shaping History and Culture https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/14/hecho-en-colorado-artists-shaping-history-and-culture%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In partnership with the Latino Cultural Arts Center, the History Colorado Center is presenting Hecho en Colorado—or Made in Colorado—an exhibition of some sixty works that highlight the artistic and intellectual contributions of Native, Mexican, and Chicano artists to the state of Colorado. Monday, September 14, 2020 | 12:00pm Adrianna Abarca https://www.historycolorado.org/Hecho%20en%20Colorado%3A%20Artists%20Shaping%20History%20and%20Culture Finding Distance on Shadow Mountain: A Visit to a Historic Fire Tower https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/discourse/2020/09/10/finding-distance-shadow-mountain-visit-historic-fire-tower%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E the disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, as devastating wildfires burn throughout Colorado and across the West, Brian Cooke looks at fire from the vantage of historic fire lookout towers. Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/Finding%20Distance%20on%20Shadow%20Mountain%3A%20A%20Visit%20to%20a%20Historic%20Fire%20Tower Of Starships and Mental Health https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/03/starships-and-mental-health%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E It’s sensible and commonplace to make a plan for the future. Some of us have five-, ten-, or even fifteen-year plans, but not Alires Almon. She’s happily uncommon. And because of this, her plans stretch a bit further; she’s working hard on a 100-year plan and not only that, her plans focus on locales that are 62 to 140 million miles up.  Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 12:00pm Elena Brown https://www.historycolorado.org/Of%20Starships%20and%20Mental%20Health Among the Eternal Snows https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/2020/09/03/among-eternal-snows%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Naturalist Edwin James and His 1820 Ascent of Pikes Peak Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 12:00pm Phil Carson https://www.historycolorado.org/Among%20the%20Eternal%20Snows Taking Colorado Day by Day https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/09/02/taking-colorado-day-day%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In March of 2020, History Colorado and the University Press of Colorado published a new kind of book about Colorado’s past: Colorado Day by Day. In it, author Derek R. Everett, who teaches history at both Metropolitan State University of Denver and Colorado State University, looks at a key piece of Colorado’s past for every day of the year—366 days in all. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 12:00pm Steve Grinstead https://www.historycolorado.org/Taking%20Colorado%20Day%20by%20Day Health, Recreation, Education, and Uplift: Lincoln Hills and Black Recreation in the Colorado Mountains https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/28/health-recreation-education-and-uplift-lincoln-hills-and-black-recreation-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When temperatures soared in cramped, noisy cities, Colorado’s higher elevations promised chilly nights and mild days spent fishing, camping, and hiking under shady pine trees. Unlike their white counterparts, however, African Americans could not head just anywhere in the mountains. Not far outside of Denver, Lincoln Hills, a vacation community developed for Black people, represented both an escape from the city and an escape from segregation. Friday, August 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Ariel Schnee https://www.historycolorado.org/Health%2C%20Recreation%2C%20Education%2C%20and%20Uplift%3A%20Lincoln%20Hills%20and%20Black%20Recreation%20in%20the%20Colorado%20Mountains Race and Ranching at Rocky Mountain National Park https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-heritage-magazine/2020/08/21/race-and-ranching-rocky-mountain-national-park%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E One cold blue August morning, I opened the door of my tiny cabin at the Continental Divide Research Learning Center’s McGraw Ranch in Rocky Mountain National Park. I listened to the burbling of Cow Creek and gazed to the mountains, drenched in gold from the rising sun. The value of McGraw Ranch, however, is more than scenic. Its enduring physical presence tells histories that interweave the environment, race, and leisure in Colorado. Friday, August 21, 2020 | 12:00pm Ariel Schnee https://www.historycolorado.org/Race%20and%20Ranching%20at%20Rocky%20Mountain%20National%20Park A Women's Vote Centennial Resource List https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/08/20/womens-vote-centennial-resource-list%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E So many people have joined in the statewide commemorations of the centennial of the 19th Amendment in the past 20 months. Innumerable individuals and groups across Colorado have added to our collective knowledge of the various stories of the struggle for suffrage and we have been lucky to help collect this knowledge. One question we are often asked is what resources can someone use to learn more about the fight for the 19th Amendment. We have compiled this list to get you started. Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 12:00pm Jillian Allison https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Women%26#039;s Vote Centennial Resource List A Year of Suffrage Commemoration https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/08/19/year-suffrage-commemoration%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As a result of the innovative and forward thinking by former Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, on January 3, 2019, former Governor John W. Hickenlooper issued an Executive Order creating the Colorado Women’s Vote Centennial Commission. Along with support from staff at History Colorado and grassroots groups across the state, the Commission embarked on  a mission to engage residents of all 64 Colorado counties on the history of women’s suffrage, commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage, and to elevate the struggle for women’s suffrage as a learning opportunity. For many people involved in this mission, including myself, it evolved from examining the past to getting a glimpse into the future. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 12:00pm Dianne Archuleta https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Year%20of%20Suffrage%20Commemoration A Big, Complex, and Incomplete Story of the Vote https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/08/17/big-complex-and-incomplete-story-vote%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the fall of 2018, I started working on plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. As we mark this occasion on August 26, what I thought would feel like an ending to this work feels like just the beginning. Monday, August 17, 2020 | 12:00pm Jillian Allison https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Big%2C%20Complex%2C%20and%20Incomplete%20Story%20of%20the%20Vote What does Equal Suffrage mean? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/16/what-does-equal-suffrage-mean%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E For the last year, History Colorado, along with the Governor’s Women’s Vote Centennial Commission and great collaborators across the state, has organized discussions and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and deepen our understanding of voting rights and women’s history. Sunday, August 16, 2020 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/What%20does%20Equal%20Suffrage%20mean Moments That the Words Don’t Reach https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/10/moments-words-dont-reach%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History is full of moments that are unspeakable and impossible to articulate. Art, in its many forms, enables us to get at these moments where words, facts, and intellectualizing cannot reach. Monday, August 10, 2020 | 12:00pm Dawn DiPrince https://www.historycolorado.org/Moments%20That%20the%20Words%20Don%E2%80%99t%20Reach The Search for the Silver Queen https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/07/search-silver-queen%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Silver Queen of Aspen was once the crown jewel of the Colorado Mineral Palace in Pueblo. Along with her consort, King Coal of Trinidad, she reigned over a glittering kingdom of gems and precious metals, at the center of a vast display of our state’s mineral wealth. But in 1939, the Mineral Palace closed its doors for the last time. And the Silver Queen was never seen by the public again. To this day, nobody knows exactly what happened to her. Friday, August 7, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Search%20for%20the%20Silver%20Queen (Re)Introducing The Colorado Magazine https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/07/reintroducing-colorado-magazine%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E  Why we’re going back to calling ourselves The Colorado Magazine, and where we’re going from here.  Friday, August 7, 2020 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/%28Re%29Introducing%20The%20Colorado%20Magazine Amache: Visualizing the Past Through Restoration and Reconstruction https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/08/06/amache-visualizing-past-through-restoration-and-reconstruction%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When you first visit the Granada Relocation Center, known to many as Amache, it’s hard not to be struck by the landscape. The vast arid plains run for as far as the eye can see, dominated by native grass and shrubbery with the occasional cottonwood. Hot and parched, the land bears witness to a dark chapter of the American story. No buildings remain at the large, 328-acre relocation center that interned more than 7,000 Japanese Americans from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 12:00pm Katie Arntzen, Megan Eflin https://www.historycolorado.org/Amache%3A%20Visualizing%20the%20Past%20Through%20Restoration%20and%20Reconstruction Colorado Is My Classroom https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/03/colorado-my-classroom%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E More than a century ago, open-air classrooms had a moment in response to another pandemic. Then it was tuberculosis, another era-defining airborne pathogen that attacked the respiratory system. And the results were encouraging. Could fresh air be part of the solution to school in the time of coronavirus? Monday, August 3, 2020 | 12:00pm Jason L. Hanson https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%20Is%20My%20Classroom The Black Canyon, My Favorite Place in Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/08/01/black-canyon-my-favorite-place-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We asked each member of the State Historian’s Council to reflect on what “our beloved Colorado” means to them. For Colorado Day, our new State Historian Duane Vandenbusche explains why the Black Canyon is his favorite place in Colorado. Saturday, August 1, 2020 | 12:00pm Duane Vandenbusche https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Black%20Canyon%2C%20My%20Favorite%20Place%20in%20Colorado Race, Privilege, and Landscape in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/07/30/race-privilege-and-landscape-colorado-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As we look forward to Colorado Day on August 1, we asked each member of the State Historian’s Council to reflect on what “our beloved Colorado” means to them. Here, Jared Orsi reflects on who we mean - and who we exclude - when we say “our.” Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 12:00pm Jared Orsi https://www.historycolorado.org/Race%2C%20Privilege%2C%20and%20Landscape%20in%20Colorado%20History Etched Into My Heart https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2020/07/28/etched-my-heart%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In preparation for Colorado Day on August 1, we asked each member of the State Historian’s Council to reflect on what “our beloved Colorado” means to them. Here, Nicki Gonzales reflects on her family’s place in creating her beloved—and in some cases bygone—Colorado. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 12:00pm Nicki Gonzales https://www.historycolorado.org/Etched%20Into%20My%20Heart Why I Love Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/07/26/why-i-love-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In preparation for Colorado Day on August 1, we asked each member of the State Historian’s Council to reflect on what “our beloved Colorado” means to them. There are so many reasons to love Colorado that it’s hard to keep count, but “Dr. Colorado” Tom Noel shares his top ten.   Sunday, July 26, 2020 | 12:00pm Tom Noel https://www.historycolorado.org/Why%20I%20Love%20Colorado Coming to Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/07/24/coming-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In preparation for Colorado Day on August 1, we asked each member of the State Historian’s Council to reflect on what “our beloved Colorado” means to them. Here, William Wei reflects on the journey that brought him to Colorado.    Friday, July 24, 2020 | 12:00pm William Wei https://www.historycolorado.org/Coming%20to%20Colorado To Live as Full and Equal Participants https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/07/20/live-full-and-equal-participants%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E A lawyer enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act who is also an individual with a disability offers his perspective on thirty years since the ADA’s signing on July 26, 1990. Monday, July 20, 2020 | 12:00pm Kevin W. Williams https://www.historycolorado.org/To%20Live%20as%20Full%20and%20Equal%20Participants Fishers Peak: A Brief History of Colorado's Newest State Park https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/07/09/fishers-peak-brief-history-colorados-newest-state-park%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the far south of Colorado, near the border with New Mexico, there is a distinctive range of tall, flat-topped mesas that stretch from northwest to southeast like the reaching arm of the Sangre de Cristo range. The highest of these mesas is striking against the sky—at 9,633 feet, it is higher than any point in North America east of it. It rises from the surrounding forest like a castle, steep-walled and prominent, and for millions of years it has loomed large over the valley below. Fishers Peak is one of the most recognizable landmarks in southern Colorado, and has been for centuries. Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Fishers%20Peak%3A%20A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Colorado%26#039;s Newest State Park Equipment for the Family Outdoors https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/07/08/equipment-family-outdoors%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When parents head to the trail with young children, they often equip themselves with child carriers to ease the way. Back in the 1960s, a Colorado-based outdoor company helped to commercialize the backpacks—with forward-facing seats for children and hip-belts for adults—so common today.  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 12:00pm Rachel S. Gross https://www.historycolorado.org/Equipment%20for%20the%20Family%20Outdoors Day Trip: Driving Denver's Parkways https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/30/day-trip-driving-denvers-parkways%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E When I was twenty I backpacked through Europe. Riding home from Denver International Airport, disheveled and disillusioned, I didn’t want my adventure to be over. I was a discoverer. An explorer. Someone who appreciated all the world had to offer, and wanted to know everything immediately.  Growing up in Denver, I defended it against people from larger cities. For all my big words defending Denver’s virtue, I’d never treated my hometown as a backpacker arriving in the train station. Surely my town, the city I’d vouch for over any other, had a lot to offer—and it did. I wanted to see Denver through fresh eyes, explore it like I would a city whose name I can’t pronounce. With this blog, I get that chance. So let’s go.  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 12:00pm Jeremy Morton https://www.historycolorado.org/Day%20Trip%3A%20Driving%20Denver%26#039;s Parkways Reflections on a Personal History of Pride https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/06/29/reflections-personal-history-pride%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Monday, June 29, 2020 | 12:00pm Cat Jensen https://www.historycolorado.org/Reflections%20on%20a%20Personal%20History%20of%20Pride%20 John Denver and Red Rocks: Sing to the Skies https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/26/john-denver-and-red-rocks-sing-skies%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Standing in the bleachers, you’re embraced by towering red sandstone monoliths on each side. You’re encircled by a starry sky. And just above the stage is a twinkling panorama of the Mile High City. The music is secondary. But then the band takes the stage, and you remember why you’re there. Music echoes through the canyon. You hug your friends nearby, and settle in for (no matter how many times you’ve done it) a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Nine thousand cheering faces all on the same wavelength, all feeling the same energy coursing through their bodies. There’s nothing quite like a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It’s easy to see why John Denver loved this place. There’s no other venue that so effectively merged his two passions: music and nature. Friday, June 26, 2020 | 12:00pm Jeremy Morton https://www.historycolorado.org/John%20Denver%20and%20Red%20Rocks%3A%20Sing%20to%20the%20Skies Dr. Stanley Biber https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/26/dr-stanley-biber%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Trinidad, Colorado, is a small and relatively quiet community. It has a long history of mining and entrepreneurship, evident in the stately Victorian-era buildings of its historic district, but in the latter half of the twentieth century it became world-famous for a reason that few at the time would have expected. For more than forty years, “going to Trinidad” became slang for undergoing gender confirmation surgery, and this otherwise quiet and previously little-known Colorado town found itself on the map, not just in the United States but the world over. This story begins with one man doing a service, an act of kindness that at the time was controversial and even dangerous, for a friend. Friday, June 26, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Dr.%20Stanley%20Biber The Queen City https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/06/26/queen-city%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E PRIDE Month is an annual celebration for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. The LGBTQ+ community has always had a presence in Denver and Colorado. During the mid-twentieth century, people in the LGBTQ+ community lived in a world that did not accept who they were as individuals. These individuals experienced constant fear of exposure. They feared the police because of police brutality, harassment, and arrest. They feared the media because their names, addresses, and jobs would be published in the newspaper if they were arrested by the police. They feared the loss of friends, family, jobs, housing, and livelihood if they were exposed as being LGBTQ+. These fears, for many in the community, still exist and are experienced today. Friday, June 26, 2020 | 12:00pm Nick Ota-Wang https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Queen%20City Denver in the Movement for Black Lives https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/06/25/denver-movement-black-lives%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 12:00pm Anthony Grimes https://www.historycolorado.org/Denver%20in%20the%20Movement%20for%20Black%20Lives Burning for Justice: Protest, Progress, and Historic Preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/06/25/burning-justice-protest-progress-and-historic-preservation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On May 30, relatively early in the protests over George Floyd’s murder, the Market House in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was set ablaze. The Market is a classic southern-style building of the antebellum period, made of red brick with a stark white cupola. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and became a National Historic Landmark soon after. Only three percent of more than 90,000 places listed in the country's National Register of Historic Places are recognized as National Historic Landmarks. Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 12:00pm Holly Norton https://www.historycolorado.org/Burning%20for%20Justice%3A%20Protest%2C%20Progress%2C%20and%20Historic%20Preservation%20 Where Is the Colorado Desperado? - Week 4 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/23/where-colorado-desperado-week-4%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Where Is the Colorado Desperado?  See the answer to Week 3, then read the clues to guess Week 4. Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Where%20Is%20the%20Colorado%20Desperado?-_Week_4= Respect and Repatriation: A Conversation on Tribal Consultation in Exhibits https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/16/respect-and-repatriation-conversation-tribal-consultation-exhibits%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or NAGPRA, into law in 1990. This federal law mandated that museums across the country examine their collections, make detailed lists of any human remains and artifacts of Native American origin in their possession, and provide these lists to federally recognized tribal authorities for potential repatriation. Thousands of sacred items and human remains were returned to their tribes of origin this way, after decades or even centuries of potentially exploitative treatment. This was a turning point in the world of museum operations, and has served to reframe entire exhibits and their interpretation. A new emphasis has been placed on outreach and communication with Native American groups before their cultures are placed on exhibit. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Respect%20and%20Repatriation%3A%20A%20Conversation%20on%20Tribal%20Consultation%20in%20Exhibits Not Just Another List: Staff Picks for Racial Justice https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/12/not-just-another-list-staff-picks-racial-justice%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The internet has been buzzing in recent weeks with anti-racist reading lists as Americans seek to contextualize, process, and learn from this historic moment. In a spirit of solidarity with the many great resources that have already been shared, History Colorado staff have some personal recommendations to offer.    Friday, June 12, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Not%20Just%20Another%20List%3A%20Staff%20Picks%20for%20Racial%20Justice Historic Hardware May Help Fight COVID-19 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/06/04/historic-hardware-may-help-fight-covid-19%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As a preservationist working from home in a 1930s Art Deco apartment building, I have often lamented the fact that so much historic door hardware has been painted over, forever dulling the lovely details that add character and art to our everyday lives. I don’t consider myself an artistic person, so my interest in these seemingly basic details relates to my appreciation of what seems like unattainable creativity on my part. Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 12:00pm Janell Keyser https://www.historycolorado.org/Historic%20Hardware%20May%20Help%20Fight%20COVID-19 We Can’t Afford to Fail This Time https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/02/we-cant-afford-fail-time%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On the evening of July 12, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey, two white police officers badly beat a black cab driver named John William Smith in the course of arresting him for a traffic violation. News of this spread like wildfire through the African American community, and angry crowds gathered outside the police station. Though Smith was injured, but not dead, riots erupted across the city that night. By the time order was restored on July 17, whole blocks lay smoldering and twenty-six people, mostly African Americans, lay dead.   Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 12:00pm Nicki Gonzales https://www.historycolorado.org/We%20Can%E2%80%99t%20Afford%20to%20Fail%20This%20Time A Statement from History Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/06/01/statement-history-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There is anger, grief, and sadness in the heart of our state’s capital and across our country. Monday, June 1, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Statement%20from%20History%20Colorado Where Is the Colorado Desperado? - Week 3 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/05/27/where-colorado-desperado-week-3%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Where Is the Colorado Desperado?  See the answer to Week 2, then read the clues to guess Week 3. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Where%20Is%20the%20Colorado%20Desperado?-_Week_3= Preserving the Historic Pines Ranch—One of Colorado’s Oldest Summer Resorts https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/05/24/preserving-historic-pines-ranch-one-colorados-oldest-summer-resorts%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Near the town of Westcliffe, Colorado, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, lies the Historic Pines Ranch, a staple of the Wet Mountain Valley for over 130 years. Originally known as “The Pines,” the area was settled by English and Irish immigrants coming to the area for health reasons. Sunday, May 24, 2020 | 12:00pm Megan Eflin https://www.historycolorado.org/Preserving%20the%20Historic%20Pines%20Ranch%E2%80%94One%20of%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Oldest%20Summer%20Resorts%20 Where Is the Colorado Desperado? - Week 2 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/05/19/where-colorado-desperado-week-2%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Where Is the Colorado Desperado?  See the answer to Week 1, then read the clues to guess Week 2. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Where%20Is%20the%20Colorado%20Desperado?-_Week_2= Piecing Together the Past in the Era of “Shelter at Home”: Historic Ceramics from Pueblo’s Fariss Hotel https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/05/11/piecing-together-past-era-shelter-home-historic-ceramics-pueblos%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Ceramics are an amazing resource for understanding the past, as so much information can be packed into just a single piece. We can understand manufacturing methods based on where it came from; we can study class and economics based on the original cost of the dishes; we can even delve into matters of identity as evidenced by the conspicuous display of fine dinnerwares. Monday, May 11, 2020 | 12:00pm Holly Norton https://www.historycolorado.org/Piecing%20Together%20the%20Past%20in%20the%20Era%20of%20%E2%80%9CShelter%20at%20Home%E2%80%9D%3A%20Historic%20Ceramics%20from%20Pueblo%E2%80%99s%20Fariss%20Hotel Preservation Grants Bring Brighter Future to Colorado’s Rural Communities https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/05/11/preservation-grants-bring-brighter-future-colorados-rural-communities%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E By preserving historic places we can lift up community spirits and the economy. We definitely need more of both as we face the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways it’s changing our lives every day. During these uncertain times, History Colorado's State Historical Fund continues to serve Colorado communities—particularly rural communities. Monday, May 11, 2020 | 12:00pm Megan Eflin https://www.historycolorado.org/Preservation%20Grants%20Bring%20Brighter%20Future%20to%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Rural%20Communities Mother’s Day Without a Mom https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/05/07/mothers-day-without-mom%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Mother’s Day is often seen as a wholesome celebration of the special women in our lives. But for those of us struggling with infertility, the loss of a child or a sister, the mourning of an estranged mother, or myriad other heartaches, Mother’s Day can bring up painful reminders of the relationships with the women in our lives that we cannot celebrate the way we’d like to. Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 12:00pm Stefanie Baltzell https://www.historycolorado.org/Mother%E2%80%99s%20Day%20Without%20a%20Mom You Should Have Seen It: Colorado Mineral Palace https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/05/07/you-should-have-seen-it-colorado-mineral-palace%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the Old Historic Northside of Pueblo, Colorado, there’s a park. It’s no longer the biggest park in the city—that ended thanks to interstate construction in the 1950s—but it has a strange mystique, a stately air reminiscent of a bygone era. This may confuse visitors, transplants, and even younger residents, but there are many in the city and beyond who still remember why Mineral Palace Park has its name. In the late 1800s, the Gilded Age was in full swing, and Colorado was one of the gems of the nation. Beginning with the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, the state’s mines had produced vast fortunes in metals, minerals, and gemstones. Denver became a center of American high society, and mining magnates went from a few lucky claim-stakers to the nation’s nouveau riche. They were millionaires with riches to rival Rockefeller back east, and they were eager to show it off. After all, it wasn’t called the Gilded Age for nothing. Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/You%20Should%20Have%20Seen%20It%3A%20Colorado%20Mineral%20Palace Where Is the Colorado Desperado? - Week 1 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/going-places/2020/04/30/where-colorado-desperado-week-1%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Where Is the Colorado Desperado?  Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Where%20Is%20the%20Colorado%20Desperado?-_Week_1= After You Wash Your Hands and Put on a Mask, What Can Save You Next? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2020/04/27/after-you-wash-your-hands-and-put-mask-what-can-save-you-next%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The link between coronavirus and our past isn’t just one straight line to a single disaster or worldwide pandemic. It's a diffuse connection to a number of moments in our history when people were faced with what seemed like overwhelming odds, beyond their control, and they came to realize the best solution was to try and get organized. Monday, April 27, 2020 | 12:00pm Chris Getzan https://www.historycolorado.org/After%20You%20Wash%20Your%20Hands%20and%20Put%20on%20a%20Mask%2C%20What%20Can%20Save%20You%20Next Two Trains in the Springs: Women’s Suffrage and the 1959 Girl Scout Roundup https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/04/23/two-trains-springs-womens-suffrage-and-1959-girl-scout-roundup%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E One can only imagine their sense of both frustration and hope as they toured Colorado, which in 1893 had become the first state to prohibit discrimination against women voters; nearly a quarter-century later, a woman’s right to vote had yet to be recognized as national law. Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 12:00pm Brian Cooke https://www.historycolorado.org/Two%20Trains%20in%20the%20Springs%3A%20Women%E2%80%99s%20Suffrage%20and%20the%201959%20Girl%20Scout%20Roundup Frances Wisebart Jacobs and National Jewish Hospital https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/04/14/frances-wisebart-jacobs-and-national-jewish-hospital%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E As Coloradans shelter in place and work to find a new normal in this time of uncertainty, our mission at History Colorado is now more important than ever: to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. What can we learn from past public health crises to help us cope with our current one? Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 12:00pm Cori Iannaggi https://www.historycolorado.org/Frances%20Wisebart%20Jacobs%20and%20National%20Jewish%20Hospital Our New Hires: They're Fabulous and Furry https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/04/10/our-new-hires-theyre-fabulous-and-furry%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Like many of you out there, the Curatorial Services and Collections Access team is at home sharing our workspaces with some new “coworkers.” In honor of National Pet Day, we thought we’d feature some of our newest “recruits”! Friday, April 10, 2020 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall, Ann Sneesby-Koch, Melissa de Bie, Bethany Williams https://www.historycolorado.org/Our%20New%20Hires%3A%20They%26#039;re Fabulous and Furry Make History with Us https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2020/04/06/make-history-us%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E I have an exciting and pressing effort to share with you, but first: Monday, April 6, 2020 | 12:00pm Steve W. Turner, AIA https://www.historycolorado.org/Make%20History%20with%20Us Mary Cronin: The First Woman to Climb All of Colorado's Fourteeners https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/04/02/mary-cronin-first-woman-climb-all-colorados-fourteeners%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On the cold morning of January 13, 1925, Mary Cronin—along with thousands of other Denverites—awoke to a grim headline in the Rocky Mountain News: “Agnes Vaille Freezes on Longs Peak.” Newspapers across the state were reporting the same story. The famed mountaineer had died the day before after being trapped on the east face of Longs Peak during a surprise snowstorm. It had been the first successful winter ascent of that face of the treacherous mountain, but Vaille never made it back down. Agnes Vaille had been a popular figure in Denver society and a well-known member of the Colorado Mountain Club. But while all of Colorado mourned the loss of this intrepid adventurer, Mary Cronin set out with a new determination to finish what her friend had begun: to become the first woman to climb all of Colorado’s fourteeners. Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Mary%20Cronin%3A%20The%20First%20Woman%20to%20Climb%20All%20of%20Colorado%26#039;s Fourteeners Oral Histories: Recording the Stories of Communities https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/03/12/oral-histories-recording-stories-communities%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In recent decades, oral history has become an international movement in research- and it shows no sign of stopping. Museum exhibits and online archives highlight these recorded stories of individuals from around the world, telling their stories as they remember them, with little guidance or interruption from an interviewer or historian. But why? What makes them different from traditional forms of research? What makes them so potent and powerful? Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Oral%20Histories%3A%20Recording%20the%20Stories%20of%20Communities “Openly and with Gusto”: How Women Moonshiners Led to Denver’s First Female Cop https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/03/12/openly-and-gusto-how-women-moonshiners-led-denvers-first-female-cop%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This essay is the Best Undergraduate Essay winner in the 2019 Emerging Historians Award. Additional awards went to Jacob Swisher from Colorado State University, Best Overall Essay winner for "Were They Mexicans or Coloradans? Constructing Race and Identity at the Colorado–New Mexico Border" and Don Unger from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Best Graduate Essay winner for "Historical Perspectives of the 'World’s Greatest Gold Camp.'" The Emerging Historians Award is a program of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council. Find all three essays and details of the 2020 award round—with a submission deadline of June 1. Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 12:00pm Ted Richthofen https://www.historycolorado.org/%E2%80%9COpenly%20and%20with%20Gusto%E2%80%9D%3A%20How%20Women%20Moonshiners%20Led%20to%20Denver%E2%80%99s%20First%20Female%20Cop More Experts. More Material. https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2020/03/03/more-experts-more-material%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Expertise and access are at the center of this month’s news. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 12:00pm Steve W. Turner, AIA https://www.historycolorado.org/More%20Experts.%20More%20Material. Were They Mexicans or Coloradans? Constructing Race and Identity at the Colorado–New Mexico Border https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/borderlands-southern-colorado/2020/02/20/were-they-mexicans-or-coloradans-constructing-race%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E What does it mean to be a Coloradan? A connection to snow-capped, Rocky Mountain peaks and imposing, river canyon walls is often part of the portrait, even for those who migrate to growing cities along the Front Range. For Coloradans on the Eastern Plains, a relationship to agricultural landscapes and rural communities remains important too. A diverse heritage also shapes Colorado identity—one that fuses Colorado’s American history with the state’s Spanish, Mexican, and Indigenous pasts. Currently, this cultural identity grows more expansive as Colorado continues to experience an influx of Americans from across the United States and immigrants from around the globe.  These two characteristics—a powerful connection to nature and a diverse cultural inheritance—converge in the San Luis Valley, a small, intermontane park in southern Colorado where the state’s complex past and multicultural identity are made manifest beneath a sublime, mountainous backdrop. Today, the San Luis Valley is a Colorado landscape. But it almost wasn’t. Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 12:00pm Jake Swisher https://www.historycolorado.org/Were%20They%20Mexicans%20or%20Coloradans?Constructing_Race_and_Identity_at_the_Colorado%E2%80%93New_Mexico_Border= Graduate, Suffragist, and Community Builder: Exhibiting Libbie Coy’s Wedding Outfit https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/02/19/graduate-suffragist-and-community-builder-exhibiting-libbie-coys%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In 1884, Libbie Coy became the first woman to graduate from an institution of higher learning in Colorado.  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 12:00pm Katie Knowles https://www.historycolorado.org/Graduate%2C%20Suffragist%2C%20and%20Community%20Builder%3A%20Exhibiting%20Libbie%20Coy%E2%80%99s%20Wedding%20Outfit James Beckwourth: African Americans in History and the West https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/02/19/james-beckwourth-african-americans-history-and-west%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E There are countless examples of African Americans who left their mark on every stage of history, despite societal and cultural obstacles in the way. However, their stories are often not told or represented either during their lifetime or after. One who defied all constraints of the time and whose name became famous nationwide both during his lifetime and long after his death was James P. Beckwourth. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/James%20Beckwourth%3A%20African%20Americans%20in%20History%20and%20the%20West Elizabeth Piper Ensley and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2020/02/18/elizabeth-piper-ensley-and-100th-anniversary-19th-amendment%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which banned gender discrimination in voting laws throughout the country. This landmark centennial will see many organizations commemorate a milestone of democracy. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 12:00pm Sylvia Lambe https://www.historycolorado.org/Elizabeth%20Piper%20Ensley%20and%20the%20100th%20anniversary%20of%20the%2019th%20Amendment Black History Month: Reflections Beyond February https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2020/02/18/black-history-month-reflections-beyond-february%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado. The mission of our institution is captured in our name. Our primary purpose is to tell, collect, and preserve those stories that make Colorado special. We are tasked to serve as a collective memory: from our prehistory before earthen layers rose to become the Rocky Mountains, the earliest human habitation, territorial government and incorporation into the nation state, and our contemporary existence as a collection of people from many nations.   We also know and acknowledge that history museums have fallen short of the lofty missions they espouse. And this could not be more evident in February, during Black History Month.  Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 12:00pm Philip Clapham https://www.historycolorado.org/Black%20History%20Month%3A%20Reflections%20Beyond%20February History Colorado’s New Rocky Mountain Center for Preservation https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/preservation/2020/02/12/history-colorados-new-rocky-mountain-center-preservation%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E History Colorado announced the opening of the Rocky Mountain Center for Preservation—a preservation education center, headquartered in Leadville at the Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin. The Center will create and oversee a preservation education program open to the general public, and serve as a resource for preservation information and training to homeowners, business owners, developers, students, and interested novices across the state and region.  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/History%20Colorado%E2%80%99s%20New%20Rocky%20Mountain%20Center%20for%20Preservation Water, Democracy, and Sustainability: The Acequias of Southern Colorado https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/Acequias-of-Southern-Colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In a time of more frequent droughts and growing concerns about hydration, water rights, and resource conservation, some are starting to turn towards a centuries-old tradition of irrigation that still thrives in southern Colorado: the acequias. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Water%2C%20Democracy%2C%20and%20Sustainability%3A%20The%20Acequias%20of%20Southern%20Colorado New Staff. New Collection. New Construction. https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2020/02/03/new-staff-new-collection-new-construction%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E We know we’re succeeding when more voices, perspectives, and experiences are part of our work. This focus on inclusion is the common theme of this month’s news.  Monday, February 3, 2020 | 12:00pm Steve W. Turner, AIA https://www.historycolorado.org/New%20Staff.%20New%20Collection.%20New%20Construction.%20 Goals for a New Decade https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2020/01/13/goals-new-decade%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Now is our time! This dawn of a new decade is an extraordinary moment for History Colorado. Our goals for 2020 and beyond reflect an inspired, ambitious approach to our work. I am pleased to share them with you today. Monday, January 13, 2020 | 12:00pm Steve W. Turner, AIA https://www.historycolorado.org/Goals%20for%20a%20New%20Decade Christmas 1854: The Tragedy that Ended El Pueblo https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/12/23/christmas-1854-tragedy-ended-el-pueblo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E In the Arkansas Valley of the early 1850s, Ute leaders had a policy of peace, justice, and trade with settlers. But those years after the Mexican-American War brought broken promises from the US government and shifting alliances all around. The resulting violence of Christmas 1854 has long been deemed a massacre. Monday, December 23, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores, Holly Norton https://www.historycolorado.org/Christmas%201854%3A%20The%20Tragedy%20that%20Ended%20El%20Pueblo Decade Review https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/12/19/decade-review%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Another decade-long chapter has been added to the book of Colorado history. While some things in Colorado hold true—for example, Coloradans still love the outdoors, and their pets, and still find ways to help one another—the Centennial State saw plenty of growth and change in the last ten years. So, before we put the 2010s on the shelf, let’s look back on 11 significant turns toward Colorado today. Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Decade%20Review Denver’s Neighborhood History: Polo Club Place https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/12/18/denvers-neighborhood-history-polo-club-place%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E “Much of the charm of this unique private park lies in its smallness. The kind of smallness that distinguishes a certain square, a court, a single shaded street in every great city…”  -- Polo Club Place brochure, 1960s Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Regina Huang https://www.historycolorado.org/Denver%E2%80%99s%20Neighborhood%20History%3A%20Polo%20Club%20Place Mace's Hole: A History of Bandits, Brigands, and Beulah https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/12/12/maces-hole-history-bandits-brigands-and-beulah%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Beulah is a small town in Pueblo County, nestled into the foothills of the Wet Mountains. It inhabits a quiet, tranquil, and picturesque valley. But for decades during the 1800s, this otherwise idyllic valley wasn’t known for its gorgeous mountain views, its peaceful woods, or rushing creeks. Instead, it was notorious throughout the state as a hideout for bandits. Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Mace%26#039;s Hole: A History of Bandits, Brigands, and Beulah San Carlos de los Jupes https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/11/26/san-carlos-de-los-jupes%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E If you travel on Highway 50 away from the mountains, out into the heart of Pueblo County, you’ll eventually pass a small marker on the side of the road. That sign marks the rough location of a tiny town that existed for only a year, but which represented a unique chapter in the relationship between colonizers and natives. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/San%20Carlos%20de%20los%20Jupes The San Luis Valley Seminar https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/2019/11/21/san-luis-valley-seminar%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Landmarks of American History Project, an educational initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is coming to the San Luis Valley in summer 2020. Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center will be hosting an educators’ workshop seminar as part of the NEH project. “We’re one of sixteen projects around the country that is being funded by the NEH,” said Eric Carpio, the director of Fort Garland Museum. “Teachers from around the country will be able to participate.” Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20San%20Luis%20Valley%20Seminar The DEA comes to History Colorado Center https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/2019/11/18/dea-comes-history-colorado-center%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Working in a history museum, you run across some very interesting items in the collection. Some of them make you question their safety. Monday, November 18, 2019 | 12:00pm Amy Nilius https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20DEA%20comes%20to%20History%20Colorado%20Center The Road to the Vote https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/11/07/road-vote%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E On November 7, 1893 Colorado women won the right to vote. The referendum vote tally was 35,798 for and 29,551 against. The road to this achievement was hilly and bumpy with lots of curves and two major detours along the way. Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 12:00pm Leslie Karnauskas https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20Road%20to%20the%20Vote A Historic Survey https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/10/31/historic-survey%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Construction and renovation in a historic area is a tricky game of compromise between preserving the original historic buildings and accommodating a city’s twenty-first-century needs. But those two aspects of a historic downtown don’t always have to be at odds. The recognition and celebration of historic buildings is becoming more and more common around the country, including right here in Colorado. Many towns⁠—Golden, Florence, and Salida among them—have incorporated their downtown areas into historic districts to celebrate their heritage and promote the local economy. Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/A%20Historic%20Survey Four Times Colorado Women Got There First https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/10/24/four-times-colorado-women-got-there-first%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Women’s history is unfortunately often overlooked or underplayed, which is why it is so important to recognize important women throughout history. Colorado women have long been proud pioneers in various fields. Here are four incredible Colorado women who accomplished great things, and got there first. Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Four%20Times%20Colorado%20Women%20Got%20There%20First Q&A With Curator of Archives and Paranormal Investigator https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/10/22/qa-curator-archives-and-paranormal-investigator%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 12:00pm Brooke Garcia https://www.historycolorado.org/Q%26amp%3BA%20With%20Curator%20of%20Archives%20and%20Paranormal%20Investigator Where is the Oldest Town in Colorado? https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/do-you-know-place/2019/10/15/where-oldest-town-colorado%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The question has been asked many times: What is the oldest town in Colorado? But history never has a nice, simple answer. Things are always much more complicated than they seem, and usually trying to find an answer just brings up more questions. But that’s fine! That’s part of what history is all about, and what makes it so fascinating and important. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Where%20is%20the%20Oldest%20Town%20in%20Colorado Our foremothers taught us an important lesson: Speak up, show up, shape history https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/womens-history/2019/10/08/our-foremothers-taught-us-important-lesson-speak-show-shape-history%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E This article first appeared in the October 8, 2019 edition of the Denver Post. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 12:00pm Cathey Finlon https://www.historycolorado.org/Our%20foremothers%20taught%20us%20an%20important%20lesson%3A%20Speak%20up%2C%20show%20up%2C%20shape%20history Collections on View at the Center https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/09/25/collections-view-center%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Recently, I was able to give a Lunch and Learn style presentation to my fellow History Colorado colleagues about my work and what it takes to put an object on view at the Center. I thought it might be fun to share with all of our audiences to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what Collections and Conservation work at the Center look like. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/Collections%20on%20View%20at%20the%20Center%20 Moffat Loving Cup on view at Union Station https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/09/25/moffat-loving-cup-view-union-station%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E One year ago, I received a call from Brad Swartzwelter, the conductor of the Winter Park Express Train, to view the Moffat Loving Cup that was stored in our off-site storage warehouse. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/Moffat%20Loving%20Cup%20on%20view%20at%20Union%20Station Apollo At 50 https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/09/24/apollo-50%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The History Colorado Center opened a small exhibit honoring the Apollo 11 space mission on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, July 20, 2019. The exhibit is on the 2nd floor near the Stephen H. Hart Research Center entrance featuring two cases. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 12:00pm Kimberly Kronwall https://www.historycolorado.org/Apollo%20At%2050 The History of the Pueblo Chile https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/2019/08/29/history-pueblo-chile%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Hundreds and thousands of people pack the streets of downtown Pueblo. Colorful tents and booths line the sidewalk, selling everything from jackets and trinkets to pizza and popcorn. Food trucks sell meals to hungry pedestrians, and sometimes struggle to keep up with lines that stretch down the block. Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/The%20History%20of%20the%20Pueblo%20Chile 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 Book Lovers Day Staff Picks https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/08/09/book-lovers-day-staff-picks%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E 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%20Day%20Staff%20Picks 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 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 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 Lessons in Herstory: Highlighting Colorado Women https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2019/06/17/lessons-herstory-highlighting-colorado-women%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/Lessons%20in%20Herstory%3A%20Highlighting%20Colorado%20Women 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 Repairing and Renovating the Historic Baca House https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2019/05/28/repairing-and-renovating-historic-baca-house%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/Repairing%20and%20Renovating%20the%20Historic%20Baca%20House 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 Living History: The 31st Annual Memorial Day Encampment https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/our-exhibits/2019/05/14/living-history-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/Living%20History%3A%20The%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.   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/articles-print/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 L. 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/articles-print/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 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: Creative in Residence https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2019/01/08/ashley-st-lawrence-creative-residence%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%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/colorado-voices/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/seasonal/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/articles-print/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: Creative in Residence https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/2018/11/21/amanda-palmer-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%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 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 Lily Griego 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 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 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 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 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/articles-print/2018/10/19/may-bonfils-and-her-lost-belmar-mansion-lavish-lakewood-estate%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/articles-print/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/colorado-voices/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/colorado-voices/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/colorado-voices/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/colorado-voices/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 Colorado’s Legacy of Compassion https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/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 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 A Way of Creating Meaning: A Conversation with Rachel McLean Sailor https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/articles-print/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/articles-print/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.  This article is a 30-minute read.  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/classroom-resources/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/classroom-resources/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/seasonal/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/colorado-voices/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/our-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/colorado-voices/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/seasonal/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 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 Salazar Family: Tracing Origins From New México, To San Luis Valley, And Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/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 "Bloomer Girls" Baseball https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-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 the 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/our-exhibits/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 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 Vigil Family: Four Generations of History in Denver https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/colorado-voices/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 Snake Bit Jones and More: History Colorado's Fiction Collection https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/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/stuff-history/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/stuff-history/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/classroom-resources/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/classroom-resources/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 Winter Prather https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/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 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 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/story/preservation/2017/06/20/national-great-outdoors-month%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/preservation/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/preservation/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/preservation/2017/05/24/nhprc-colorado-20th-century-photograph-collections-project-nearly%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/colorado-voices/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/stuff-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/classroom-resources/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/classroom-resources/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/preservation/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/colorado-voices/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/classroom-resources/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/classroom-resources/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/classroom-resources/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/stuff-history/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/stuff-history/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/our-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. Click here to access the Online Exhibit→ 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/classroom-resources/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/classroom-resources/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 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 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 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 A Colorado Veteran’s Tale https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/classroom-resources/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 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 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/stuff-history/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/colorado-voices/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/stuff-history/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/classroom-resources/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/stuff-history/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 https://www.historycolorado.org/Molly%20Brown%20and%20Fashion%20Design Unpacking Greatness https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/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/stuff-history/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/classroom-resources/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/seasonal/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/seasonal/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/stuff-history/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/seasonal/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/seasonal/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 This Week in Colorado History https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/seasonal/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 Collection Spotlight https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-history/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/seasonal/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/seasonal/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/stuff-history/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 Baby Doe Tabor https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/stuff-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 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 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 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 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 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/stuff-history/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/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 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 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 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 Buffalo Soldiers of Colorado and Beyond https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2013/08/29/buffalo-soldiers-colorado-and-beyond%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 12:00pm Devin Flores https://www.historycolorado.org/Buffalo%20Soldiers%20of%20Colorado%20and%20Beyond 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 Tava-Kaavi / Sun Mountain https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2010/09/03/tava-kaavi-sun-mountain%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E The Nuuchiu (pronounced New-chew, meaning “the People”), or the Utes, are the longest continuous Indigenous inhabitants of what is now Colorado. According to Nuuchiu oral history, we have no migration story and our people have been here since time immemorial—when they were placed within their homelands, on different mountain peaks, to remain close to their Creator. Nuuchiu Ancestors, in order to maintain transmission of cultural knowledge, taught generations through oral history about the narratives and the names ascribed to geophysical places and geological formations within their aboriginal and ancestral territory. Friday, September 3, 2010 | 12:00pm Garrett Briggs https://www.historycolorado.org/Tava-Kaavi%20/%20Sun%20Mountain Colorado’s Reel History: Keota News https://www.historycolorado.org/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/story/2009/10/27/colorados-reel-history-keota-news%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 12:00pm https://www.historycolorado.org/Colorado%E2%80%99s%20Reel%20History%3A%20Keota%20News 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