Research & Learn

The Collection

History Colorado's incomparable collections—from books and manuscripts to artifacts and photographs—encapsulate the rich history of this state and help us understand the present in the context of the past.

History in the Making

A Collaborative Approach, Open to All, Focused on Preserving the Now
We live in historic times. Here at History Colorado, we are documenting contemporary moments through the preservation of artifacts, photographs, documents and oral histories. Please consider helping us in this important work.

Current preservation projects include:

Colorado’s COVID 19 Experience 
The Latino Heritage Project
LGBTQ+ Culture and History 
Colorado’s Urban Indian Experience
Museum of Memory
Architecture and Urban Planning

Have a unique story to share?  Email us at curator@state.co.us and put History in the Making in the subject line.

Vintage Black and White Columbine Large Sticker

Vintage Black and White Columbine Large Sticker--just one of the many stickers and sticker packs available when you shop the Collection. Visit our Etsy shop and Online Collections Shop for stickers, posters, buttons, crochet patterns, and more!

Shop the Collection

We are happy to announce that our Collections Merchandise is available in several places.

All items are inspired by original artifacts from the History Colorado Collection. All proceeds help support protecting the collection and making it available. The History Colorado collection is preserved for future generations, but can also be reproduced, researched, and used for other exciting things including creative ideas for crafting, coloring, and entertainment. Members get 10% off.

Collections merchandise is available in the gift shop at the History Colorado Center. Please visit the lobby area.

Please visit our Etsy shop. Members can enter HCCMEMBERTHANKS as a discount code for 10% off.

For local pickup, please visit our Online Collection Shop page. This site also features special items not available in Etsy. Submit your order with your member number for a 10% discount.

historic photo of street in front of Union Station
Lucile Berkeley Buchanan
Autochrome image of Helen and Barbara Clatworthy sitting on a hill of dirt and debris in the middle of a lake, with the Rockies in the background.
A line of automobiles, flanked on each side by many feet of snow, on Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Hotel Colorado in 1900
John Denver with bear
Children in Frisco in 1910
Telluride in winter in 1908
photo of people having fun at Great Sand Dunes