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Denver - History Colorado invites families who have owned and operated their Colorado farm or ranch for 100 years or more to nominate their property for the 2015 Colorado Centennial Farms Award. Farms and ranches that qualify will be honored at the 29th Annual Centennial Farms Celebration at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo in August 2015.
Denver - On March 8, 1965, faith leaders across the country received an urgent telegram from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calling for them to come to Selma, AL in response to the horrific events the previous day when Alabama State troopers attacked civil-rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge just outside Selma. In the ensuing weeks, thousands responded.
Denver - History Colorado is announcing the first grant application deadline of 2015 for its nationally recognized historic preservation grants program, the State Historical Fund. Grant applications must be postmarked April 1, 2015, to be considered for funding. If applicants are hand-delivering their applications, they must be received by the State Historical Fund by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Denver - The Friends of Fort Garland are launching an on-line crowd funding campaign to support an oral history project called AJourney of 6000 Miles: an Oral History of Japanese Americans in CostillaCounty. This project will preserve the history of Japanese descendents from Costilla County, Colorado who were an important part of the economic development in the San Luis Valley. The campaign begins Feb. 25 and will run until March 31, 2015.
Denver - Eighty-seven years ago this week, David Moffat, the visionary railroad magnate, pioneered connecting eastern Colorado with western destinations. Before this date in 1928, trains travelling west through the Rockies were often stalled for months in the winter, as railroad workers cleared the tracks of heavy snow.
Denver - All Colorado military veterans and their families are invited to a special tribute evening at History Colorado on March 19 from 6-9 PM. The event will feature special guest and former Secretary of the Veterans Administration, Col. (retired) Jim Nicholson, and performances by the world renowned USO Show Troupe.
Denver - The Chicano movement, or El Movimiento, paralleled the social movements of the 1960’s, which awakened awareness among millions of Americans. Like Black Power, the Women’s Movement, and the anti-war movement, Colorado’s El Movimiento improved lives in ways that are still experienced today. This will be explored on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., when History Colorado’s FWD (Forward) lecture series will focus on “The Chicano Movement Yesterday and Today.” The program will take place at the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway.
Denver - The Scholastic Arts Awards are being featured at History Colorado through March 7. A national program conducted at the state level, more than 5000 works of art were submitted by students across Colorado. A jury of experts evaluated those pieces and selected 140 award-winning works. The works will be on display until March 7.