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.
DENVER – History Colorado Center will participate in the “National Youth Summit on Japanese American Incarceration in World War II,” an online outreach program organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum. The event will take place Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (11am MST) and will link middle and high schools students from across the country in a webcast centered on this event and its lessons for today. History Colorado Center is one of four Smithsonian Affiliate organizations hosting regional youth summits with local activists, scholars, and youth.
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.