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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.
Fort Garland, Colo. (May 6, 2019) ━ Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center will be hosting two New Skills Classes this month. Both will focus on fiber art, with one teaching attendees about wool dyeing, and the second providing lessons on yarn spinning. Each class will be hosted at the Fort Garland Museum, located at 29477 Highway 159 in Fort Garland, Colorado.
Fort Garland, Colo. (May 6, 2019) ━ The Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series continues on Saturday, May 11, starting at 2 pm at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, located at 29477 Highway 159 in Fort Garland.
PUEBLO, Colo. (April 30, 2019) – History Colorado is seeking volunteers for its Colorado Service Learning Council (CSLC) Summer Associates, a 10 week AmeriCorps VISTA program that engages volunteers in intensive service experiences.