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DENVER – History Colorado will honor outstanding individuals and communities who are preserving Colorado’s diverse past at the History Colorado awards ceremony on February 3 at the History Colorado Center in Denver.
DENVER – History Colorado and the University of Colorado Boulder have formed a collaborative partnership to advance the understanding and appreciation of Colorado’s vast history. As a key component of the partnership, Governor John Hickenlooper has named CU-Boulder Professor Patty Limerick to serve as the new Colorado State Historian.
DENVER - The Tiny Library Concert Series is excited to feature indie pop artists in/PLANES Tuesday, December 15. in/PLANES is the project of Desirae Garcia and Inaiah Lujan, founders of the popular folk band The Haunted Windchimes, who describe their musical style as “vintage pop” with elements of ‘50s pop anddoo-wop. in/PLANES will take the stage in the Stephen H. Library & Research Center at 7:00pm.This intimate space offers a unique chance for audiences to listen closely to local musicians, surrounded by books, artifacts, and other items from the museum's collections.
DENVER – On Wednesday, December 2nd, at 1:00 P.M. the Ute Indian Museum will celebrate the start of its expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony will kick off an approximately 3,350-square-foot expansion that will allow added capacity for event rentals, educational and program space, and a renewed exhibit on Ute culture and history.
What: Alfred Packer is Colorado’s most famous cannibal who confessed to eating his companions in the winter of 1874, but insisted he did not murder them. This week the object reveal is Alfred Packer’s 1851 revolver. Our curators do not have concrete evidence to support that this gun was used in the murder of Packer’s companions or found at the murder site. However, the initials AP are carved behind the trigger loop, and the donor’s story supports the claim that the gun belonged to Packer.