Press Release

New Event Series Offers Live Music and Special Programming for Denverites all Summer Long

Programming Includes Lectures and Theatrical Performances that Explore History of Women in Colorado and Beyond

DENVER — May 28, 2024 — Denverites have a new reason to visit History Colorado’s Center for Colorado Women’s History this summer: Tuesday Night Summer Socials. This exciting expansion of programming at the Center for Colorado Women’s History sees the museum's hours extending until 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening from June through August so visitors can enjoy specialty programming, musical guests, and merriment inside and out of the historic house museum.

Luke Perkins, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
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Each week at the Tuesday Night Summer Socials visitors will be treated to a free evening of live music in the museum’s gardens (weather permitting) as well as specialty programming inside.

Specialty programming at Tuesday Night Summer Socials is included with a General Admission ticket to the Center for Colorado Women’s History and ranges from lectures and artist talks, to poetry readings and theatrical performances. General Admission also provides access to the historic house museum which engages with scholarship, research, and exhibitions that expand our understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado.

Guests interested in an even deeper dive into the museum’s current exhibition – Rumors of Bloomers – have the option of purchasing tickets to the docent-led Bloomers Tour, available from 5:30-6:30 pm. Crafted by the educational team at the Center for Colorado Women’s History, the Bloomers Tour offers expanded viewing of additional artifacts and context for those looking to better understand the mysteries, myths, and facts about historic undergarments.

“At the Center for Colorado Women’s History we are always trying to find ways to connect Colordans to the nuances of womanhood, and how it has influenced the Centennial State,” said Susan Fries, deputy community museums officer for History Colorado and director of the Center for Colorado Women’s History. “Our Summer Socials give us the opportunity to share the wealth of knowledge held by our staff and community partners while also spending time with our neighbors in the beautiful gardens and outdoors spaces of our museum.”

Tuesday Night Summer Socials June Schedule:
Poetry Reading with Marissa Forbes | June 4, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets ($5-7) and additional information available here.
Author, artist, and creative instructor Marissa Forbes will kick off the 2024 Summer Social schedule on June 4 with a reading of poetry from her book, Brief & Bleeding Margins, that connects directly to the themes in Center for Colorado Women’s History Rumors of Bloomers exhibition.

Equity and the Outdoors Panel | June 11, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets ($5-7) and additional information available here.
On June 11 a panel of outdoor industry professionals will discuss what they perceive to be some of the largest current barriers to, and successes within, equitable outdoor access. This panel discussion will connect directly to the Center for Colorado Women’s History’s exhibition Rumors of Bloomers, and includes Alyssa Gonzalez of Treehouse Cyclery, Modesta McGrath-Martinez of Latino Outdoors, and Marley Steele-Inama of Women’s Wilderness.

Poetry Workshop with Briannah Hill | June 18, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets ($5-7) and additional information available here.
Join Briannah Hill, aka ArtsyQ, a Blaqueer [Black & Queer] Nonbinary poet, storyteller, and facilitator rooted in Denver for a poetry reading at the Center for Colorado Women’s History. Raised in Park Hill and Five Points, Briannah is a facilitator and advocate for equitable education and brings provocative stories to life on diverse stages—from museums and galleries to burlesque shows.

Shaped Lives: Corsets on Their Own Terms | June 25, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets ($5-7) and additional information available here.
Join Elena Jones and Janan Graham-Russell on June 25 for a story-based lecture that provides a glimpse into how corsets have served as vehicles of gender expression, entrepreneurial pursuit, performance, and symbols of protest. 

A complete list of Tuesday Night Summer Socials events is available here

Tickets to Tuesday Night Summer Socials at the Center for Colorado Women’s History are free, though capacity is limited, so pre-reservation is encouraged and includes a discount code to apply to the specialty Bloomers Tour.
Music performances at Tuesday Night Summer Socials are presented in collaboration with Athena Project and feature predominantly women and gender-diverse artists based in Colorado. Athena Project is a Colorado nonprofit that celebrates and nurtures women’s artistic expression, working actively for equality of opportunity, recognition and pay based on artistic merit alone.

About Center for Colorado Women’s History
The Center for Colorado Women’s History is the first state museum focused on the past, present and future achievements of Colorado women. The Center focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, and exhibitions that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center for Colorado Women’s History is a museum of History Colorado.

The museum is located at 1310 Bannock Street, Denver and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Center for Colorado Women’s History is also open late on Tuesdays until 7 p.m. for Tuesday Night Summer Socials through the end of August. For more information, visit or call 303-620-4933.

About History Colorado
History Colorado is a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a 501(c)3 non-profit that has served more than 75,000 students and 500,000 people in Colorado each year. It is a 145-year-old institution that operates eleven museums and historic sites, a free public research center, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation which provides technical assistance, educational opportunities, and other access to archaeology and historic preservation, and the History Colorado State

Historical Fund (SHF), which is one of the nation’s largest state funded preservation programs of its kind. More than 70% of SHF grants are allocated in rural areas of the state. Additionally, the offices of the State Archaeologist and the State Historic Preservation Officer are part of History Colorado. 
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, outreach to Colorado communities, the History Colorado Center and Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and 10 other museums and historic attractions statewide. History Colorado is one of only six Smithsonian Affiliates in Colorado. Visit, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information. #HistoryColorado