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Denver - When was the last time you wrote a letter? How about a love letter? If the answer is "not recently," then you can count yourself among the millions of Americans who just don't write letters anymore. The post office says the average American home receives only one personal letter about every two months.
Fort Garland, CO - During February and March, History Colorado’s Fort Garland Museum will be closed for a winter hiatus. The museum will open again for spring, summer and fall April through the end of October. Museum hours are 9-4 daily.
Denver - Comcast Denver and Smithsonian Channel will partner on a sneak preview screening of a new documentary, LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY, which profiles one of the most influential musicians of the 20thCentury. The special Black History Month presentation will take place on Thursday, February 19 at 6pm at the History Colorado Center, a Smithsonian affiliated museum.
Denver - History Colorado is excited to announce the funding of 24 grants for historic preservation projects, totaling more than $3 million, through the State Historical Fund (SHF) grants program. These projects join grants that were awarded in June, August and December 2014 for a total of more than $8.3 million in grants for fiscal year 2015.
Denver - The award-winning major traveling 1968 exhibit brings a pivotal American year to life—the highs, the lows and the lasting reverberations. Opening day for both 1968 and El Movimiento is this Saturday, February 7, at 10 a.m.
Denver - The year 1968 was a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war, the aftermath which can still be felt today. The1968 Exhibit is coming to Denver later this week on February 7. Hosted by History Colorado, this must-see exhibit brings to life this pivotal American year through photographs, artifacts, vintage pop culture items and interactive experiences.
Denver - The 1960s was a decade when many social movements took center stage--the anti-war movement, Black Power, the Women’s Movement, and here in Colorado, the Chicano Movement. Denver was the urban center of the Chicano Movement. But, throughout Colorado, the embers of El Movimiento burned hot, igniting boycotts, demonstrations, and other events throughout the late 60s and early 70s. To tell the story of the Chicano Movement in the 1960s, History Colorado opens El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado on February 7 at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The exhibit was co-created by community advisers from across Colorado in collaboration with museum staff. It is a major and original add-on to the traveling exhibit,1968.
Denver - Before there was a Colorado, southern and western Colorado were once part of Spain, then Mexico. This changed on February 2, 1848, when the United States and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the two-year-long Mexican-American War. In exchange for peace, Mexico ceded nearly 950,000 square miles – almost half of its territory – to the United States. The U.S. also paid Mexico $15 million to compensate for damages to land and property caused by the war.