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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.
DENVER, Colo. (October 4, 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 brings the new exhibition, Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History, opening at the History Colorado Center on Dec. 8, 2018.
PUEBLO, Colo. (October 3, 2018) – Maria Teresita Sandoval, co-founder and pioneer of Pueblo, will be inducted into the Colorado Latino Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The Colorado Latino Hall of Fame was created by the Latino Leadership Institute to honor the legacy of Latino leadership in Colorado’s civic, business, and political history.
DENVER (September 28, 2018) – Following the recent expansion of its Board of Directors, History Colorado today announced that Daniel L. Ritchie, chancellor emeritus of the University of Denver, will lead its strategic planning advisory committee. In this role, Ritchie will head an advisory committee working with the board and leadership to develop a five-year strategic plan for History Colorado and its statewide museums, education programs, collections and significant archaeological and preservation services.
PUEBLO, Colo. (September 24, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the United States for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series this fall. The series will run each week from October 4 to November 14. Each lecture will expand the understanding of the topics in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit that opened at the museum in May.
PUEBLO, Colo. (September 13, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum will host a weekend of entertainment and heritage activities during the 24th Annual Chile and Frijoles Festival, September 21-23. The museum will offer free admission and programming throughout the Festival.
DENVER (September 5, 2018) – The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House in Denver will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Denver metro students in grades 3 through 8 are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.