Exhibitions & Installations
Below are just a few things we have planned for the coming year. Please sign up for our email communications to receive updates on Building Denver exhibits, programs and events.
Join us on August 19 for a historic evening. Three mayors and thirty years of local history will come together on a single stage at the History Colorado Center. Former mayors Frederico Peña (1983–1991) and Wellington Webb (1991–2003) join Mayor Michael B. Hancock (2011–present) to discuss the development of our capital city over the last forty years. Collectively they have served nine terms as Denver's most influential elected official, and their legacies surround Denvrites through the built environment of the city, which is the central topic of Building Denver.
Is This the City We Imagined? Decisions that Define Denver. (Book of Essays)
A book of Building Denver-inspired essays called Is This the City We Imagined?, this anthology collects leading voices to consider where Denver goes from here. Using the history presented in the Building Denver marquee exhibition as a springboard, it offers diverse perspectives on how we can continue creating the city we want in the future. It is scheduled to be available in July 2021 at the shop in the History Colorado Center and in History Colorado’s online bookshop. Contributors include preservationist and Historic Denver Inc. executive director Annie Levinsky, National Trust for Historic Preservation senior policy director James Lindberg, architects David Pfeifer and David Tryba, Habitat for Humanity vice president María Sepúlveda, former Denver City Councilperson Elbra Wedgeworth, historian and professor William Wei, and others.
Available later in 2021.