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DENVER, Colo. (December 7, 2017) ━The History Colorado State Historical Fund awarded 14 historic preservation grants for a total of $257,858 for the Fall 2017 “mini” grant round (requests of $35,000 or less). These grants help fund important historic preservation and archaeology projects with direct public benefit across Colorado and help to preserve historic and cultural resources that tell the story of our state.
TRINIDAD, Colo. (December 6, 2017) – A historic Navajo Yei rug will be installed at Trinidad History Museum on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The handmade wool rug will be the focal piece of the museum’s Wool Studio.
DENVER — History Colorado has announced a new exhibition opening at the History Colorado Center this fall. A brand-new gallery space has been created on the museum’s third floor to house the innovative 3,700-square-foot experience.
DENVER — The 1960s was a decade when many social movements took center stage--the Vietnam anti-war movement, Black Power, the Women’s Movement, and here in Colorado, the Chicano Movement. Denver was the urban center of the Chicano Movement. But, throughout Colorado, the embers of El Movimiento burned hot, igniting boycotts, demonstrations, and other events throughout the late 60s and early 70s.
DENVER — Our state’s natural beauty lends itself to a diverse array of stories. The people, places and objects of history enliven our understanding of what it means to be a Coloradan. Whether you live in an urban setting or hail from a rural burg in our stunning prairies or mountain landscapes, we all share a common heritage. Natives and newcomers alike can learn something new in this year’s series, an assortment of topics that exemplifies a potpourri of history.
DENVER — History Colorado is pleased to announce the initial line-up for its 2017-2018 Tiny Library Concert series. The 3rd annual series, supported by Airshow, Inc., features performances by local Colorado musicians in the unusual space of the museum’s Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center. This “listening room” venue seats only 85 people, surrounded by books and treasures from the museum’s collections, and offers both the performers and audience members an intimate musical experience rarely found elsewhere in Denver.
Pueblo, Colo. (August 16, 2017) – El Pueblo History Museum is proud to debut its newest exhibit, The Bell Rings: Pueblo's Historic High School Rivalry. The exhibit will showcase the Bell Game, the oldest high school rivalry west of the Mississippi River. Since 1892, the Central High School football team has faced off on the gridiron against the team from Centennial High School. The Bell was donated by Lou Rhoades in 1950 and for the past 67 years, the victors have claimed the right to ring the coveted bell in either Central’s blue or Centennial’s red.
DENVER (August 8, 2017)—The History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) is awarding $4,568,138 in historic preservation grants to projects across Colorado. These grants provide essential funding for projects such as historic structure assessments, education programs, archaeological projects, and physical work to preserve and restore historic buildings and places. SHF grants help communities preserve their historic resources and have a significant economic impact.