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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.
DENVER, Aug. 25 -- Learning to read begins BEFORE a child starts school — as a matter of fact, it begins at birth. That’s why History Colorado provides education programs that include story telling time and early hours on certain weekends for low-sensory children. The next Story Time event is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
DENVER - Canstruction® has returned to the Mile High City! This year’s event is presented by the Society for Design Administration and The Gathering Place, and will be hosted at the History Colorado Center from September 20-October 2. Canstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food.
Colorado immigrants originally from 28 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance to become United States citizens on August 12 at the History Colorado Center during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony. This is the second naturalization ceremony that History Colorado has hosted. The ceremony will take place from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. in the museum’s Anschutz Hamilton Hall. Museum visitors are invited to watch.
DENVER, Aug. 5 – Today, History Colorado hosted the unveiling of Colorado’s Civic Health Index report, produced by the National Conference on Citizenship and numerous local, regional and national partners.