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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.
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.
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.
FORT GARLAND, Colo. (May 15, 2019) – Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting its 31st annual Memorial Day Encampment on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with a variety of events and demonstrations presented by the Fort Garland Memorial Regiment, Company K 4th U.S. Cavalry and joined by Artillery Company of New Mexico, and Ford’s Independent Company, 2nd Colorado Volunteers, with the goal of recreating nineteenth-century life at the Fort.
DENVER, May 14, 2019 – The Grant-Humphreys Mansion and The Day-Of Weddings + Events invite engaged and engaged-curious LGBTQ+ couples to an event celebrating love and wedding planning. Navigating the complex maze of wedding venues, florists, caterers and photographers is a challenge in itself, and for LGBTQ+ couples there can be the added concern about whether a venue or vendor is accepting and inclusive. In honor of Pride Month and to unofficially kick off Denver Pridefest weekend, Pride & Unprejudice will offer couples a chance to meet with a wide array of vendors who support and serve the LGBTQ+ community. The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion at 770 Pennsylvania Street, in Denver.
DENVER, Colo. (May 9, 2019) –History Colorado will participate in the annual National Youth Summit May 21 at 11 a.m. MST to mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the House of Representatives’ resolution in support of the 19th Amendment for woman suffrage in partnership with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Affiliate museums. This year’s webcast, “Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond,” will be streamed online to allow middle and high school students across the county to examine the woman suffrage movement and its effects on woman-led activism today. History Colorado is one of 11 Smithsonian Affiliate organizations hosting regional youth summits with local activists, scholars and youth.