On our blog, Forward, History Colorado staff and other writers chronicle the latest preservation success stories, share new perspectives on the past, and peer behind the scenes into the care and documentation of our collections.
Read on to learn about how rare collections of historic artifacts and photographs are stored, cared for, and put on view. Find out what Colorado communities are doing to preserve their past for future generations. And, read in-depth histories of Colorado people and events of the past that still matter to us today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.