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What: Alfred Packer is Colorado’s most famous cannibal who confessed to eating his companions in the winter of 1874, but insisted he did not murder them. This week the object reveal is Alfred Packer’s 1851 revolver. Our curators do not have concrete evidence to support that this gun was used in the murder of Packer’s companions or found at the murder site. However, the initials AP are carved behind the trigger loop, and the donor’s story supports the claim that the gun belonged to Packer.
DENVER - Come to the History Colorado Center to enjoy lots of family fun on Halloween. Special spooky events and activities will be happening all day for kids and adults alike. After all, Colorado history has its share of ghosts!
DENVER - The Byers-Evans House Museum and Open Shutter Gallery proudly present classic and new work by world-renowned photographer Paul Caponigro. The exhibit, entitled Meditation on Fragments, features handcrafted silver gelatin darkroom prints focused on landscapes and patterns in nature.
DENVER – The Tiny Library Concert Series begins on November 7th at the Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center, located at the History Colorado Center. The series will be held in the Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center, located at the History Colorado Center. This humble space creates an intimate setting to hear incredible local artists perform acoustic renditions of their songs. Unlike other concert venues, the Stephen H. Library offers a personal atmosphere surrounded by the altogether unique elements of artifacts, books, and history.
DENVER – In the spring, the Colorado landscape is dotted with an abundance of blooming columbines. The badges of purple and white epitomize the natural beauty that makes all Coloradans proud to call this state home. The columbine not only represents Colorado as the state flower, but plays a prominent role in the little-known state song, “Where the Columbines Grow”.
DENVER – Senator Leroy Garcia and Representative Daneya Esgar will present a check in the amount of $200,000, to the City of Pueblo for their recent History Colorado State Historical Fund grant for the interior rehabilitation of the Pueblo City Hall and Memorial Hall Auditorium. The special event will take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday October 28th, on the front steps of the City Hall. Along with the check presentation, attendees are invited to tour the facilities to see the early stages of progress.
DENVER - History Colorado is proud to partner with the Americas Latino Eco Festival for Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day on October 17. As part of the three-day event, the largest environmental festival of its kind, History Colorado will join that discussion by providing a local historical context to contemporary issues of environmentalism.
DENVER - History Colorado, in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS, invites families to watch Claire’s Clues, an online video series about important historic sites in Colorado that are featured in season III of Rocky Mountain PBS’s award-winning documentary series, Colorado Experience, airing every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Take the Claire’s Clues quiz each Friday for a chance to win prizes. Claire’s Clues is a great way to have fun together as a family while also learning about significant places in Colorado history.
DENVER – History Colorado invites you to participate in a History Colorado Experience in a town near you, this October History Colorado will be hosting family friendly events to educate and entertain across the state. Whether you’re looking to tour the historic, Italianate-style Denver building that was once home to territorial governor John Evans, or you’re in Trinidad looking to explore the rich history of the Santa Fe Trail, History Colorado has many day trips and adventures this Fall.