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Fort Garland, Colo. – We are pleased to announce exciting news. The Trinchera Blanca Foundation, the local affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation founded by Louis Bacon, has pledged a generous matching grant of up to $15,000 to History Colorado’s Fort Garland Museum. We are depending upon Coloradans' willingness to pledge support by August 31st, 2014. Every dollar will help Fort Garland Museum fulfill its mission of engaging and connecting local students, visitors and community partners to the local history. With The Trinchera Blanca Foundation’s challenge, and the community’s support, we will continue our tradition of bringing quality programming to the youth of the San Luis Valley.
DENVER — History Colorado will host Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, for a presentation and book signing of his most recent work, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.
DENVER - History Colorado is visiting a town near you! History Colorado'sPreservation Programs staff are hitting the road for two different tours this summer to hear your needs and offer solutions through historic preservation, which can increase heritage tourism, boost community involvement, and transform your local economy, all while honoring your past.
DENVER —May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month! Coloradans throughout the state are celebrating their historic built environments, archaeological relics and local history. This year’s theme is Heritage at Work, in part to recognize the 100th anniversary of the harrowing Ludlow Massacre, one of the most significant events in Colorado history.
DENVER — Families who have owned and operated their Colorado farm or ranch for 100 years or more are encouraged to submit a nomination to receive a Colorado Centennial Farms award. Selected nominees will be honored at the 28th Annual Centennial Farms Celebration at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo., in August 2014. Farmers and ranchers nominating their property for this award must submit an application providing information about the history of their farm and its buildings by close of business on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
DENVER— Since the catastrophic Sept. 2013 floods that destroyed infrastructure, ravaged businesses and damaged historic properties in Boulder and Larimer counties, History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) emergency grants have helped ease the burden for at least five historic property owners, awarding more than $51,000 to assist with stabilizing their damaged historic buildings until they are able to restore them.
DENVER— History Colorado announced today that it signed a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to formalize a collaborative government-to-government process that involves efforts to educate the public about the November 29, 1864 Sand Creek Massacre and the history and culture of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people.
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.