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PUEBLO, Colo. (January 10, 2019) – El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum, and Trinidad History Museum, three Community Museums of History Colorado, will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the world for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series in the spring of 2019. Each lecture will expand the understanding of the topics in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit that opened at El Pueblo History Museum in May 2018, and the exhibits opening at Trinidad History Museum in May 2019 and Fort Garland Museum in June 2019.
DENVER – (Dec. 14, 2018) – History Colorado, the leading statewide cultural organization that helps Coloradans explore the complex and often untold histories of our communities, is showcasing the benefits of historic preservation and highlighting its tax credit program as a financing tool that helps turn ideas into reality. At an event at Big Choice Brewing in Brighton, Colo., History Colorado facilitated a robust discussion about the collaboration among business and property owners, municipalities, architects, developers and elected officials that is bringing new life to Main Streets across the state.
FORT GARLAND, Colo. (December 12, 2018) - Light up the darkest day of the year with all your hopes and dreams for tomorrow. Join us Friday December 21st at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center for the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Enjoy music and entertainment throughout the afternoon, shop the holiday bizarre and gift shop, and bring the children for stories, crafts, and activities. Enjoy good food and friends while you decorate a floating lantern. Then after sunset we will light up the night sky with the lantern launch. Tickets are $5 per person and include a floating lantern, children 10 and under are free. Friday December 21st from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
DENVER, Colo. (December 11, 2018) ━ The History Colorado Center is here to keep your mind entertained and offer a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. As you’re building your dream list, here are six things you shouldn’t miss.
PUEBLO, Colo. (Nov. 29, 2018) – To celebrate Pueblo’s varied ethnic heritages, El Pueblo History Museum invites the community to the annual Ethnic Christmas Open House on Friday, December 7 from 5 to 8 pm. This annual event is free and open to the public. Food will be provided, including traditional dishes of the various cultures of Pueblo: Mexican, Slovenian/Croatian, and Italian.
DENVER (November 13, 2018) — The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House and the 2019 Womxn's March on Colorado are launching a poster contest to celebrate the historic and modern contributions of women in struggles for voting rights. This week the Center for Colorado Women’s History celebrated both the 125th anniversary of Colorado women winning the right to vote and the landmark election of over 100 women to the United States Congress. The 1893 victory was the culmination of decades of grassroots organizing and political activism in living rooms, churches, union halls, farmers alliances and local organizations around the state.
DENVER (Nov. 8, 2018) — In collaboration with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, History Colorado will open the exhibition Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History on Dec. 8, 2018, at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The exhibit is well-timedto share stories that generate new knowledge and perspectives of the Ute people, Colorado’s longest-continuous residents, and their role in Colorado culture – knowledge that will inform both new and longtime residents while bridging Ute history with modern-day Colorado.
DENVER (Oct. 25, 2018) – Fort Garland’s beloved Museum and Cultural Center will soon undergo a number of improvements designed to make the historic site a center for exploring the rich history of southern Colorado. History Colorado is broadening the scope of the stories told at Fort Garland Museum to include more of the important history of the San Luis Valley, as well as upgrading the existing structures to allow year-round operation.
DENVER (Oct. 24, 2018) – After years of celebrating love and opening its historic space to Denver’s community, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion earned a national award as the “Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event.” Winners were announced last night at a national conference attended by event planners and vendors, held in Portland.