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DENVER — June 8, 2023 — History Colorado’sFort Garland Museum & Cultural Center has worked diligently in partnership with eight independent artists to create a new exhibition which disrupts the common narratives of manifest destiny and settlement of the American West. Titled buffalo soldiers: reVision this exhibition opens on June 24, exactly 165 years after Fort Garland was commissioned by the United States, and presents a visual interpretation of the history and impact of the all Black Army regiments that were established in 1866 following the Civil War.
DENVER — June 1, 2023 — History Colorado’sState Archaeologist, Dr. Holly Norton, presented the fourth quarterly progress report about Federal Indian Boarding Schools in Colorado to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) on June 1, 2023.
MONTROSE— May 25, 2023 —History Colorado’sUte Indian Museum is happy to announce the Grand Opening of its new Naturescape Playground on June 10, 2023. Inspired by the living history of the three Ute Tribes, the Naturescape Playground is an innovative avenue for recreation, entertainment, and education that instills respect for the natural environment, outdoor stewardship and a deeper understanding of the rich culture of the Ute people.
PUEBLO— May 23, 2023 — Next month History Colorado’sEl Pueblo History Museum focuses on expanding our understanding of the integral and often invisible role played by women in shaping the land of the Centennial State. This effort includes a lecture by influential borderlands historian Dr. Karen Roybal, and the opening of a traveling exhibition that illuminates women’s land rights in Colorado since the establishment of land grants by Mexico in the 19th century.
LEADVILLE— May 18, 2023 —History Colorado’sHealy House Museum & Dexter Cabin is reopening May 27 for daily tours of the historic site that present fresh perspectives worth their weight in silver. This reopening allows the cultural center, originally founded to highlight Leadville’s critical role in the 19th century silver mining boom, to move into an exciting new chapter focused on telling a broader and more complete history of the Victorian-era mining town while also elevating the evolving genius of Leadville’s residents.
DENVER — May 9, 2023 —History Colorado’sState Historical Fund (SHF) awarded $535,980 in competitive grant funding to fourteen applicants across thirteen different counties in the state of Colorado earlier this month. Nearly 50 percent of projects funded in this grant round are in rural areas of the Centennial State and include rehabilitation of historic buildings, surveys to identify historically significant resources, and funding of statewide educational opportunities.
DENVER — May 4, 2023 — History Colorado is excited to announce the hiring of a new State Historical Fund Director: Marcie Moore Gantz. In her new role, Gantz will oversee one of the nation’s largest state funded preservation programs which annually directs millions of dollars of tax revenue from limited stakes gaming to preservation and archaeological projects across the Centennial State.