Photo of historical Fort Vasquez artifacts

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Colorado's Most Significant Artifacts

The Colorado's Most Significant Artifacts program highlights the importance of historic and cultural heritage and honors and recognizes all the organizations in Colorado that care for and preserve photographs, documents, rare books and manuscripts, audio recordings, film, digital materials, art, and historic, archaeological and natural science specimens.

Voting for 2019's Most Significant Artifact is now open to the public through August 23. Final announcement will be made August 26.

Learn more below about the top ten nominations for the years 2013-2017. Be sure to also check out our Zoom In exhibit as well as our full collection of artifacts that you can access through Stephen H. Hart Research Center!