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History Colorado Lecture Series on Race: Are We So Different?
November 11 Panel Discusses Economics of Race, Health and Insurance
DENVER, Nov. 5 — What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race? On November 11 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. History Colorado will host the second of six interactive discussions about race named FWD (Forward). This particular evening’s program explores red-lining, urban and rural development, access to bank loans and mortgages, and access to affordable healthcare.
History Colorado Hires New Director for Trinidad History Museum
Trinidad, Oct. 23 --The Trinidad History Museum has hired a new director effective immediately. Jeff Johnson, who had left the museum to attend to personal business several weeks ago, has returned as assistant director for the museum. "We are delighted to have lured him back," says Todd Topper, Director of History Colorado's regional museums.
“How To Talk To Your Kids About Race” Workshops at History Colorado
Challenge Many Assumptions and Stereotypes
DENVER, October 6 — Race. What is race? What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race, especially with your kids? On October 18, November 1 and December 6, History Colorado will help families do just that: talk about race and racism, inclusion and diversity.
DENVER, October 7th — What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race? On October 14, History Colorado will host the first of six interactive discussions about race named FWD (Forward). This first program explores the science versus the concept of “race” through a panel discussion. Additionally, the results of actual DNA testing conducted with several Denver community members of different ethnic origins will be revealed.
Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 27, 2014 See the special traveling exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? and Explore the Volatile Topic of Race.
DENVER, September 8 — History Colorado will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
DENVER, September 8 — Facing History and Ourselves, The Allstate Foundation, and History Colorado invite the public to attend America’s Story, a free “Community Conversation” with award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa on Monday September 22 at 7:00pm at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway in Denver. The program is the premier event for RACE: Are we so different? -- a new exhibit opening on September 20 at the History Colorado Center.
Exhibition Explores the Volatile Topic of Race in America and Addresses Race Relations in a Thoughtful, Provocative Way
DENVER, Sept. 2 -- The classic image of the American nation — a melting pot in which differences of race, wealth, religion and nationality are submerged in democracy — is being replaced by a prevailing attitude that celebrates difference and abandons assimilation. While this upsurge in ethnic awareness and diversity has had many healthy consequences, race remains an open wound in the United States today. The History Colorado Center believes that RACE: Are We So Different? encourages Colorado museum visitors and community groups to explore the science, history and everyday impact of race. The exhibition opens September 20 and runs through January 4.
Grandparents Day will be celebrated on September 7
DENVER, Aug. 25 -- Scientists have long held that grandparents play an enormous role in children's cognitive, behavioral, and social development. On September 7, History Colorado will hold a special celebration for Grandparents and their grandkids at the History Colorado Center.
Denver—Nineteen Colorado families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more will be celebrated at the 28th Annual Centennial Farms Celebration on Friday, August 22, at 4 p.m. at the State Fair in Pueblo. Honorees will receive a certificate signed by Gov. Hickenlooper, as well as a sign to display on their property. Families are available for interview after the ceremony.