Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and $3 for seniors.
LIMITED TIME ARTIFACTS ON VIEW: November 11-22
Road to the Vote Artifact Tour at Fort Vasquez
The Road to the Vote Artifact Tour Across Colorado features a pop-up display of artifacts and information commemorating women's suffrage in Colorado. In 1893, Colorado made history by becoming the first state to outlaw, via state referendum, denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. Road to the Vote features an original ballot box from 1884 and a reproduction of one of the ballots used in the historic 1893 election, along with information about the local and state-wide results of the women's suffrage campaign.
The current exhibit, More than Mud, tells the surprising story of how adobe shaped Colorado and the West in the first major exhibit since Fort Vasquez opened in 1958. Explore stories of the early fur-trading posts along the Front Range and the influence of Mexican builders on the largely treeless plains. View artifacts of the fur-trade era and the adobe history of the West, and learn how archaeologists explored the site and launched a reconstruction of the fort in the 1930s as a New Deal project. Visitors of all ages can get dirty in the adobe molding station.
Our temporary exhibit, Beet Fields to Ball Fields, tells the story of the beet league baseball teams that created community in the South Platte Valley and Weld County from 1920-1970. View rare and historic regional baseball artifacts from the Lopez collection of Greeley. On view through January 5, 2019.
Tribal Paths Online
This online exhibit looks at major events in the history of American Indians in Colorado over the past five centuries—trade networks; encounters with newcomers; the removal of tribes to reservations; the children’s experience with boarding schools; and the American Indian civil rights movement.