DENVER — History Colorado has announced a new exhibition opening at the History Colorado Center this fall. A brand-new gallery space has been created on the museum’s third floor to house the innovative 3,700-square-foot experience.
What: Alfred Packer is Colorado’s most famous cannibal who confessed to eating his companions in the winter of 1874, but insisted he did not murder them. This week the object reveal is Alfred Packer’s 1851 revolver. Our curators do not have concrete evidence to support that this gun was used in the murder of Packer’s companions or found at the murder site. However, the initials AP are carved behind the trigger loop, and the donor’s story supports the claim that the gun belonged to Packer.
DENVER – The 9th annual DocuWest International Film Festival, produced by the Artful Journey School of Fine Arts, will be held May 11-15, 2016. History Colorado Center and the Sie FilmCenter will be partners to the film festival and will host the screenings. DocuWest will screen 48 feature-length, medium-length and short films. Several of the films will be making their Colorado Premieres.