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.
We're now accepting guest contributions to our blog! We are especially seeking stories of underrepresented people and places across our state. Email hello at historycolorado.org to learn more.
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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.
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 withThe Weekly Issue/El Semanario.
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".
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!
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.
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.
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".
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 withThe Weekly Issue/El Semanario.