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FORT GARLAND, Colo. (June 19, 2019) – History Colorado invites the community to a special celebration at the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center on Monday, June 24, to celebrate the 161st anniversary of the founding of the Fort in 1858. The museum will offer free admission and 10% off gift shop purchases all day long. All visitors are welcome.
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 12, 2019) – El Pueblo History Museum will be hosting a Maya Fuego Sagrado ceremony to celebrate the longest day of the year on Friday, June 21, starting at 5 pm in the museum's placita.
TRINIDAD, Colo. (June 10, 2019) – Music on the Lawn continues at Trinidad History Museum, 312 E Main St., Trinidad, Colorado. Live music will be performed on the Bloom Lawn every other Friday until August 23.
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 5, 2019) – El Pueblo Farmers Market will kick off on Friday, June 14. While in previous years the market was held every Saturday, this year it will be open every Friday morning, from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Each market will be hosted by El Pueblo History Museum at 301 N. Union Avenue, and will offer exclusively Colorado-grown and Colorado-made products. This year’s market is expected to run through September 13.
DENVER (June 5, 2019) — Today, the newly-formed Colorado Women’s Vote Centennial Commission (WVCC) made history, when 25 of Colorado’s most accomplished and service-minded women“Commissioners” met to launch an 18-month, centennial commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the right for women to vote. The Commission discussed plans for community engagement, dialogue and collaboration around this anniversary.
FORT GARLAND, Colo. (June 3, 2019) – Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center will host its second annual fiber festival, From Land to Hand: Fiber Arts in the San Luis Valley. This festival is a celebration of all things fiber and every step of the creative process, from sheep to shawl. There will be both educational demonstrations and a fiber arts marketplace. The festival will last the whole weekend, from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 22 and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday, June 23. All events will be hosted on the grounds of the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center at 29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, Colorado.
TRINIDAD, Colo. (May 28, 2019) – History Colorado is excited to announce that the Music on the Lawn concert series is returning for the summer at Trinidad History Museum, 312 E Main St., Trinidad, Colorado. Live music will be performed on the Bloom Lawn every other friday starting on May 31 at 6 pm and continuing through August 23.
DENVER, Colo. (May 22, 2019) – The History Colorado State Historical Fund awarded $383,380 across 17 grants for the spring 2019 "mini" grant round (grants up to $35,000). The State Historical Fund grants are awarded and matched by applicants to fund archaeology and historic preservation projects that tell the story of Colorado’s history and generate meaningful economic activity, especially in rural communities.
Platteville, Colo. (May 16, 2019) – History Colorado is excited to announce the return of its Living History Weekends program at Fort Vasquez Museum in Platteville. The program focuses on educating attendees about traditional settler living, and encourages visitors to discover the fascinating history of fort life by dirtying their hands. Lessons will include hatchet throwing, flintlock shooting, adobe brick-making, and cooking the museum’s adobe hornos, all presented by costumed museum interpreters for an educational and immersive experience.