Lydia Hooper is Digital Content Manager for History Colorado. She has produced online content for many organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Wilderness Society, National Environmental Health Association, National Rural Health Resource Center, Nonprofit Learning Lab, ArtPlace America, and SAGE Publishing. Lydia graduated summa cum laude with an interdisciplinary B.A. from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Colorado teachers tell us all the time that they want more opportunities to teach Colorado students about American Indian history. We love that we can tell them that we have plenty of ideas about how they can do that!
Here are twelve of them, one for each month of the year—because Native American heritage deserves to be recognized all year long.
Many consider the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York City to be a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history in the U.S. Fewer remember that one of the most significant events that followed happened a few years later in Boulder, Colorado.
Major League Baseball has had an annual World Series, a series of games between the American League champion team and the National League champion team, almost every year since 1903. (In 1904 the New York Giants refused to play the Boston Pilgrims, and in 1994 the players were on strike.)
Our exhibit Play Ball! A Celebration of America’s Game features artifacts from some of the most noteworthy World Series, from the controversial 1919 games to the perfect game of 1956 to the first series the Colorado Rockies played in, in 2007. Here are the stories behind them, but you’ll want to see the objects for yourself!