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FORT GARLAND, Colo. (April 22, 2019) — History Colorado announces the appointment of Eric Carpio to the position of director of the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center. Carpio has worked as the philanthropy officer for community museums for History Colorado since 2017, where he has led fundraising efforts for eight museums and historic sites around the state.
DENVER, Colo. (April 19, 2019) – The History Colorado Center has opened a new art display featuring contemporary indigenous artists and their creative expression as a response to living without borders. The project is a collaboration with the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area that represents three counties in New Mexico. The exhibit opened on April 13 and will close on Sept. 2, 2019.
TRINIDAD, Colo., April 15, 2019 – The iconic Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibition that opened almost one year ago at the El Pueblo History Museum will expand to the Trinidad History Museum with Borderlands of Southern Colorado: Remedios, Medicine and Health. Opening on May 3, this exhibit continues to focus on the borderlands while introducing a new theme that explores the intersections of health, culture, heritage, spirituality and landscapes through stories that are relevant to the Trinidad, southern Colorado and northern New Mexico community.
DENVER (April 15, 2019) — To blend Colorado history with an enlightening and relatable experience, History Colorado Center will open its spring exhibition Beer Here! Brewing the New West on May 18, 2019, coinciding with American Craft Beer Week.The exhibit – sponsored by Ball Corporation and Coors Brewing Company – brings Colorado history to life, from the Gold Rush, immigration and early days of Prohibition to the growth of the outdoor industry and insight into contemporary customs – told through the story of beer.
DENVER, Colo. (March 28, 2019) – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and History Colorado, through an Underrepresented Communities Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service, Department of Interior, have successfully submitted four properties in the San Luis Valley to the National Register of Historic Places in an effort to increase representation of Colorado’s historic Hispano communities in the register.
PUEBLO, Colo. (March 27, 2019) — El Pueblo History Museum is excited to host the ninth annual Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show, presented by the Pride City Quilt Guild. Over one hundred quilts will be displayed at the museum, 301 N. Union Ave. The exhibition will begin on Thursday, April 4 and will continue through Monday, April 15. There will be a reception on Thursday, April 4 from 3 pm until 5 pm.
DENVER, Colo. (March 26, 2019) –In celebration of the History Colorado Center’s newest exhibition opening in May, Beer Here! Brewing the New West, twenty-five breweries from around the state will fill the museum atrium with historic brews on July 20.
DENVER (March 25, 2019) – History Colorado announced the promotion of Dawn DiPrince to the position of chief operating officer. DiPrince has worked for History Colorado since 2012, most recently as the chief community museum officer. In that capacity she also served as director of El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo, Colo., where she spearheaded the development of the museum’s portfolio of community-centered programs. Those innovative programs inspired History Colorado museums in Montrose, Trinidad and the San Luis Valley to undertake similar efforts to preserve their local heritage in the face of statewide growth and change.