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.
Visitors to our museums have the opportunity to see hundreds of historic objects that help tell hundreds of stories about Colorado’s past, present, and future. But how these objects get collected, organized, interpreted, and ultimately shared is a story that often goes untold.
This year, we posed the question to you: If you could ask a curator anything, what would you ask? What they do day-to-day? How they prepare objects for exhibit? Something else?
Now’s your chance to find out! We're excited to give you a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at our museums across the state.
Colorado wouldn’t be the state it is today without the remarkable contributions of women. And, across the United States, women have benefitted from the pioneering spirit of their counterparts here in the Centennial State.
In honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, here are some fun facts about how Colorado has helped shape gender equality in the U.S. and the women who’ve blazed the trail for so many others.