Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and $3 for seniors.
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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 new temporary exhibit is titled Frontiers of Fortune: Economic Booms and the Peopling of the South Platte Valley, 1840-2020 and Beyond. It explores the waves of industry and culture that came to Colorado following the conclusion of the fur trade and learn about the continuing story of immigrants and industry that shaped the current culture of northern Colorado. The exhibit will open to the public on February 25, 2020.
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.