Welcome to History Colorado’s Press Room. Here you will find information and resources for the press related to History Colorado museums and sites, the Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and the History Colorado State Historical Fund.
For media inquiries, please contact Luke Perkins, Manager of Communications and Public Relations.
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To request historic images from the History Colorado collection, please contact the Stephen H. Hart Research Center's photo librarian.
DENVER (November 30, 2023) — Season’s greetings from History Colorado! Around the Centennial State, our museums and sites have a variety of holiday offerings meant to engage communities, past and present, through celebration. From holiday teas to Santa’s train rides, there’s something for everyone at History Colorado sites statewide this holiday season.
DENVER — November 2, 2023 — On November 13, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. History Colorado is presenting an evening of “Advocacy and Good Eats” in partnership with Brew-Ability, a pioneering restaurant in downtown Englewood, Colorado. Part of History Colorado’s new culinary-centric event series, Community Table, this extraordinary gathering not only celebrates the joy of homemade pizza and craft brews but also sheds light on the rich history of disability advocacy in the Centennial State.
DENVER (October 31, 2023) — In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, History Colorado is highlighting some of the ways it celebrates the history, contributions, and living cultures of the Indigenous people who continue to call what is now Colorado home. These efforts include programs, events and initiatives taking place at History Colorado museums statewide as well as a number of important exhibitions across the state that chronicle everything from one of the darkest days in Colorado’s history, to the vibrant culture of Colorado’s longest continuous residents.
DENVER — October 19, 2023 — On Veterans Day, November 11, 2023, History Colorado will open Winter Warriors: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II in the newly constructed marquee exhibition gallery at the History Colorado Center. Using photos, video, and first-hand personal accounts from the troops themselves, Winter Warriors: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II explores the history of the US Army's first winter warfare division from its training at Camp Hale in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains through their crucial breakthrough against the Nazi German Army in the mountains of Italy.
DENVER — October 17, 2023 — History Colorado’sState Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is moving forward with a state-wide survey of African American travel and recreation sites (known as Green Book sites) with a goal of nominating multiple such locations to both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Funded by an Underrepresented Community Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, this project builds on earlier efforts to document Green Book sites, and contributes to History Colorado’s Colorado Heritage for All Program. The Colorado Heritage for All Program is designed to add historic designations to 150 currently unrecognized historic resources that tell the stories of marginalized communities by the end of 2026.
DENVER — October 12, 2023 —History Colorado is pleased to announce that its Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto exhibition is coming to the History Colorado Center on October 20, 2023. Originally displayed at El Pueblo History Museum, Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto explores the world of a Japanese-born professional photographer who operated his own studio in Pueblo, Colorado for more than four decades from 1915 to 1958.
DENVER — October 6, 2023 — History Colorado is breaking new ground with the recent election of Penfield Tate III as the Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. Tate, who has served on History Colorado’s Board of Directors since 2020, is the first person of color to serve as Chair of the Board in the 144 year history of the organization and will be joined by a trio of new members who have been appointed by Governor Jared Polis.
DENVER — October 3, 2023 — On October 3, 2023, History Colorado publicly released the final report under House Bill 22-1327 which was delivered to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs on June 30, 2023. Entitled “Federal Indian Schools in Colorado, 1880-1920,” this report outlines findings of a yearlong Tribal consultation and research effort led by History Colorado’s State Archaeologist, Dr. Holly Norton.
DENVER (September 27, 2023) — Autumn has arrived and with it comes the spooky season! History Colorado is happy to announce a number of spine-tingling events and series that bring communities together and leave visitors aghast, astounded, entertained, and better educated about how humanity has viewed the intersection between the eerie and the earthly.