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MONTROSE, Colo. —After over three years of planning, construction and exhibit design and development, the Ute Indian Museum will be open to the public on Saturday, June 10. The expanded and renovated museum opening celebration sponsored by Alpine Bank will begin at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with free admission and a buffalo lunch. A pickup and drop-off shuttle will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Target parking lot.
DENVER — Venture deeper into Backstory with Ignite Nite—a new after-hours program for adults looking to connect interesting ideas with interesting people on the second Tuesday of each month at History Colorado Center.
DENVER (January 24, 2017)— History Colorado has announced a major new exhibition to open at the History Colorado Center this spring. The newly developed exhibition, sponsored by the Sturm Family Foundation, will feature 50 iconic works from the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art displayed alongside historic artifacts from History Colorado’s collection. This collaboration between two of Denver’s cultural institutions will offer visitors a rare museum experience.
DENVER — History Colorado has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning program. The project explores the integration of Native American knowledge with Western science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
DENVER – History Colorado today announced its board of directors, after a thorough national search, unanimously selected interim leader Steve Turner as the sole finalist to become the organization’s next executive director. The board will take formal action on this at its June 15 meeting.
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.
DENVER – The 9th annual DocuWest International Film Festival, produced by the Artful Journey School of Fine Arts, will be held May 11-15, 2016. History Colorado Center and the Sie FilmCenter will be partners to the film festival and will host the screenings. DocuWest will screen 48 feature-length, medium-length and short films. Several of the films will be making their Colorado Premieres.
DENVER – On April 11, 2016, the City of Woodland Park became a Certified Local Government (CLG) under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Woodland Park will use its status as a CLG to designate and protect historic properties, maintain a qualified historic preservation review commission composed of professional and lay members, and maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties. As a CLG, Woodland Park will also provide for public participation in the historic preservation program, including nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
DENVER – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, students of the Denver metro area have been offered free admission and lunch to the History Colorado Center in Denver. At the center, students can see and experience exhibits such as We RMNP, Living West (featuring stories about Mesa Verde National Park and Colorado archaeology), Colorado Stories (featuring displays about Bent’s Fort and mining in Colorado), and more.