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DENVER — Baseball and pop-culture enthusiasts will have an opportunity to see one of the rarest and most desirable baseball cards in history – a gem mint PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, considered the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards – for three days only,
July 16 through July 18, at Denver’s History Colorado Center. The card will be displayed alongside the museum’s current exhibition, Play Ball! Tickets for the baseball card viewing are now on sale, and can be purchased in advance of the three-day display (www.historycolorado.org or 303-866-2435).
DENVER, Colo. (June 14, 2018) ━The History Colorado State Historical Fund awarded $418,987 across 17 archaeology and preservation grants for the spring 2018 “mini” grant round (grants up to $35,000). The grants provide funding for archaeology and historic preservation projects that tell the story of Colorado’s history and generate meaningful economic activity, especially in rural communities.
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 12, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum will host a day of special programs, San Luis Valley Day, in the new Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit to honor and celebrate the unique Borderlands history of the San Luis Valley. Set for Sunday, June 24, from 10 am to 3 pm, the day will feature lectures, an insider tour of Borderlands exhibit, and entertainment.
TRINIDAD, Colo. (June 1, 2018) – Trinidad History Museum, a Community Museum of History Colorado, will temporarily close the historic Baca House for renovation to rebuild the back porch and secure the foundation of the structure starting July 1, 2018. The house will reopen after the renovations are completed.
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 01, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum is partnering with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to host a memory workshop on “Latinos in Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues,” to celebrate and share the stories of baseball throughout southern Colorado communities. The Smithsonian Institution will also share a prototype of their future “Latinos in Baseball” traveling exhibit to garner local feedback. The event will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm at El Pueblo History Museum.
PUEBLO, Colo. (May 23, 2018) – Two Regional Advisory Councils of El Pomar Foundation assisted in bringing the original Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to Pueblo. Funding from the Southeast and San Luis Valley Regional Partnerships Councils supported the costs for security, temperature and humidity control and other technical requirements necessary to host such an important and rare document.
PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (May 11, 2018) – Fort Vasquez Museum, a Community Museum of History Colorado, debuted a new exhibit, More than Mud, on the history of adobe on Friday, May 11, 2018. The exhibit focuses on the history of the construction method in Colorado and the West.
DENVER, Colo. (April 24, 2018) ━History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture are extending the deadline to apply for inclusion in the 2018 class of Centennial Farms & Ranches to May 31. Join 550 other Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches by applying here: https://www.historycolorado.org/centennial-farms-ranches
FORT GARLAND, Colo. (April 5, 2018) – Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center will hold its inaugural fiber arts festival, “From Land to Hand: Fiber Arts in the San Luis Valley” on Saturday, June 9. Join us for a day of all things fiber; from 'sheep to shawl'.