You can make a difference! With your support—through your time, your membership support, your tax-deductible contributions, and more—we can continue to engage people in our past in order to create a better Colorado.
Join us and support History Colorado’s mission while enjoying exclusive benefits for members.
By donating to our Annual Fund or by leaving a legacy for generations to come, you can help us engage people in our state’s heritage through statewide exhibits and public programs. Options are available, and most contributions are tax-deductible.
History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.
At History Colorado, we believe in making Colorado’s history accessible and in creating opportunities that connect people to Colorado and our past to cultivate an informed future. We are Colorado!
Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We are the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan—by sharing powerful stories, honoring our state’s treasured memories, and creating vibrant communities.
Membership provides a full year of unlimited access and other valuable benefits to all eight History Colorado museums plus annual tickets to the Georgetown Loop Railroad®. Please consider becoming a member, giving the gift of membership, or renewing your membership. Experience interesting and interactive exhibits, educational and entertaining programs and lectures, and support the museum’s mission of inspiring wonder in our past.
We are thinking of each and every one of our valued friends, supporters, and champions during the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation in our state and in our nation.
Our mission continues because of you, the owners of Colorado’s history. Behind the scenes, online, and out in the community, History Colorado continues to serve you statewide. You are ensuring our museums and community sites continue to educate, preserve, celebrate, and serve.
As we face the future together, we look to our supporters to ensure History Colorado is here for generations to come. If you can, please consider making a special donation during this critical time. Every donation counts, thank you!
The volunteers of History Colorado are an important and dedicated group crucial to our operations. Volunteers play an important role in helping to tell Colorado’s story. Whether it’s greeting visitors at one of our many Community Museums, working behind the scenes of a new exhibit at the History Colorado Center, or inspiring school kids to explore our state's history, we have a variety of opportunities to use your special skills to bring Colorado’s history to life.
History Colorado is committed to providing hands-on learning and career experience through our internship program. Interns have the opportunity to work closely with museum professionals on a variety of projects to gain practical training in museum work.
At History Colorado we strive to be a place of belonging for all Coloradans of all backgrounds, and to serve as a platform for community connection and co-creation. We know we’re succeeding when more voices, perspectives and experiences are part of the work we do, whether it's building exhibits, hosting events, providing resources for educators, or acting as the custodians of our state's history.