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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.
DENVER, March 13, 2019 – Well-timed with National Women’s History Month and the one-year anniversary of the first-ever Center for Colorado Women’s History, local museum officials announce the opening of an important exhibit that analyzes the intersection of human, civil and economic rights for women. The Women/Work/Justice exhibition opens on March 30, at the Center for Colorado Women’s History, exploring complex and timeless issues through the stories of Colorado-based women groups and movements that pioneered local and national workplace shifts, between 1914 and the 1980s.
PUEBLO, Colo., Mar. 12, 2019 — History Colorado announced that its El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo, Colo., has been named a finalist for the 2019 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and make a difference for individuals, families and communities.
DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2019) – History Colorado’s beloved Denver Diorama is getting some attention this spring. The diorama will be undergoing regular conservation work and then relocated into the exhibit galleries at the History Colorado Center.
To blend Colorado history with a whimsical and relatable experience, History Colorado Center will open its spring exhibition Beer Here! Brewing the New Weston 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 onset of Prohibition, to the growth of the outdoor industry and insight into contemporary customs – all through the lens of beer.