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Trio of national traveling exhibitions headed to the History Colorado Center
DENVER— History Colorado announced that it kicks-off the History Colorado Center’s 2014-2015 season with three dynamic national exhibitions that bring global perspectives to Colorado, starting with Food: Our Global Kitchen( May 2014); then Race: Are We So Different? (Sept. 2014); followed by The 1968 Exhibit (Feb. 2015). Since the History Colorado Center opened in 2012, it has become known for its hands-on experiential exhibits and as a center for learning for all ages.
“These major exhibitions from award-winning museums offer our visitors unparalleled opportunities to explore Colorado’s history through a broader lens and make connections to our present in the context of the past,” said Kathryn Hill, History Colorado COO.
Food: Our Global Kitchen May 31 to Sept. 1, 2014
Go on food-filled adventures while exploring the global food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. Taste treats, cook a virtual meal, see rare artifacts and the dining rooms of famous figures throughout history. Family programs offer hands-on activities for kids, while tours and after-hours programs explore local culinary traditions. Organized by the American Museum Natural History.
Race: Are We So Different Sept. 20, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015
Explore the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. History Colorado will host special programs to bring this national discussion to the local level. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Step back in time to one of the most extraordinary and pivotal years in contemporary history—1968, a year erupting with extremes. Experience it all in one unforgettable exhibit. Artifacts from History Colorado’s collection and special programs will highlight Colorado’s role during this time in history. Organized by the Minnesota History Center.
History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.