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DENVER, Colo. (June 14, 2018) ━The History Colorado State Historical Fund awarded $418,987 across 17 archaeology and preservation grants for the spring 2018 “mini” grant round (grants up to $35,000). The grants provide funding for archaeology and historic preservation projects that tell the story of Colorado’s history and generate meaningful economic activity, especially in rural communities.
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 12, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum will host a day of special programs, San Luis Valley Day, in the new Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit to honor and celebrate the unique Borderlands history of the San Luis Valley. Set for Sunday, June 24, from 10 am to 3 pm, the day will feature lectures, an insider tour of Borderlands exhibit, and entertainment.
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 01, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum is partnering with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to host a memory workshop on “Latinos in Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues,” to celebrate and share the stories of baseball throughout southern Colorado communities. The Smithsonian Institution will also share a prototype of their future “Latinos in Baseball” traveling exhibit to garner local feedback. The event will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm at El Pueblo History Museum.
TRINIDAD, Colo. (June 1, 2018) – Trinidad History Museum, a Community Museum of History Colorado, will temporarily close the historic Baca House for renovation to rebuild the back porch and secure the foundation of the structure starting July 1, 2018. The house will reopen after the renovations are completed.
DENVER, Colo. (April 24, 2018) ━History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture are extending the deadline to apply for inclusion in the 2018 class of Centennial Farms & Ranches to May 31. Join 550 other Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches by applying here: https://www.historycolorado.org/centennial-farms-ranches
DENVER, Colo. (March 22, 2018)—Nine Certified Local Government (CLG) communities in Colorado will receive $136,117 in grants for historic preservation projects. History Colorado awards CLG grants to community projects that have high public benefit, urgency, and a strong focus on historic preservation.
DENVER, March 21, 2018 -- While people around the country are celebrating women’s achievements during National Women’s History Month, today, local museum officials inaugurated the first-ever Center for Colorado Women’s History – honoring women trailblazers who are shaping Colorado’s history, community, economy, culture and heritage. A lively group of speakers were part of the grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, sharing their stories and inspiring local women to take risks and make history together.
DENVER, Colo. (March 20, 2018) ━History Colorado is seeking eligible applicants for the 2018 Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony to be held at the Colorado State Fair in August. To earn recognition as a Colorado Centennial Farm or Ranch, a property must:
DENVER, Colo. (March 1, 2018) ━The History Colorado State Historical Fund (HC-SHF) is now accepting applications for qualifying historic preservation and archaeology projects with great public benefit in Colorado. Nonprofits and local governments are eligible to apply for grants to help fund acquisition and development, archaeology, education, and survey and planning grants to preserve historic and cultural resources in their communities.