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Colorado Heritage Magazine

History Colorado’s quarterly magazine brings the drama and variety of Colorado’s past to your door through richly illustrated stories that link history to art, architecture, sports, music, technology, archaeology, and folklore. Our authors are historians, professional writers, and students as well as everyday readers who’ve landed on a story to tell—whether from their family’s own past or simply a passion they’ve pursued.

Every issue is richly illustrated with historical photography from our own collections and those of national and regional archives. Each issue also takes you behind the scenes into History Colorado’s vast holdings of artifacts: their care, their backstories, and the exhibitions they’re featured in. Read never-before-published excerpts from our research center’s archives, see how objects are conserved, and enjoy our curators’ takes on our most fascinating photographs, historic and prehistoric artifacts, decorative and fine art, and rare documents. A voice for historic preservation, Colorado Heritage profiles the newest additions to the National and State Registers of Historic Places and the most cutting-edge preservation projects supported by the State Historical Fund.

Do you know History Colorado members receive Colorado Heritage in the mail or via email four times a year? If you are a member and want to receive this publication digitally, please use this link to select your preference.

Individual copies are available for a $10 retrieval, handling, and shipping charge per copy. Email publications@state.co.us or call 303-866-4532 to place an order.

For issues and articles published before those listed below, search the online catalog of our Hart Research Library or scroll through back issues here.

If you have a manuscript you’d like to submit to Colorado Heritage, email our managing editor with a brief description of its focus and scope. Our latest Author’s Guide is also available.