A wild horse running along a dusty valley floor, being chased by a pickup truck. A man stands up in the bed of the pickup, whirling a lasso overhead, ready to capture the horse.

Upcoming Exhibition

The Power of Horses

Horses, humans, and history come together in an exciting new exhibition on the first floor of the History Colorado Center. The Power of Horses will reveal strength, majesty, and diversity in Colorado's history through fun and fascinating stories of horses throughout our state.

This exhibit features a mix of captivating artifacts, pop-culture cues, and engaging activities to explore the power of horses. No stone is left unturned on this meandering journey through Colorado history, from prehistoric horses and Ute tribal traditions to contemporary Black horsemanship and even therapeutic horses. Visitors can explore the many ways these beautiful animals have shaped Colorado communities, as working animals, sources of entertainment, treasured companions, or symbols of freedom.

A large stadium arena surrounded by bleachers. On the floor of the arena, a multitude of horses and riders are gathered, most wearing "cowboy" clothes.
Two wild horses in the underbrush. Both are brown. One is turned to face the camera, while the other has its head lowered, possibly grazing.
A wild horse running along a dusty valley floor, being chased by a pickup truck. A man stands up in the bed of the pickup, whirling a lasso overhead, ready to capture the horse.
A colorful rodeo shirt on display. It is made of a very reflective material, and is very colorful.
Two men on horseback, wearing traditional charro clothing.