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DENVER (Jan. 17, 2019) – After 11 years working devotedly for History Colorado, a charitable organization and cultural agency of the State of Colorado, Sheila Goff will retire as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Liaison and Curator of Archaeology and Ethnography. She has worked extensively with tribes who have ancestral ties to Colorado on repatriation and exhibit development -- recognized for how she collaborated and engaged tribes in relationships that led to authentic conversations, exhibits and policies.
PUEBLO, Colo. (January 17, 2019) — The Avondale Resident Team and El Pueblo History Museum will host a photo collection day as part of the Avondale Memory Project on Saturday, January 26, from 10 am to 3 pm, at McHarg Community Center at 405 2nd Lane in Avondale. The session will be led by Dawn DiPrince and José Ortega.
DENVER (January 16, 2019) – The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House and the 2019 Womxn’s March Denver have selected four posters from their Women’s History Poster Contest celebrating the historic and modern contributions of women in struggles for voting rights. The top poster, “Women of Color: The Rest of the Story,” by Adri Norris, depicts the history of voting rights and showcases unsung heroes of women's suffrage through an intersectional lens. The selection committee was made up of representatives from the Center for Colorado Women's History and the Womxn's March.
DENVER (January 14, 2019) - History Colorado is seeking three recipients for its Women's History Fall Fellowship at the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum. We invite scholars, activists, artists, musicians and writers who are engaged in the expansion and expression of knowledge to help inform the understanding of women in Colorado’s history, specifically through the interdisciplinary lens and methodologies of women’s studies, gender studies, and/or race and ethnic studies. Fellows will have workspace at the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum and receive a stipend of $5,000.
PUEBLO, Colo. (January 10, 2019) – El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum, and Trinidad History Museum, three Community Museums of History Colorado, will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the world for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series in the spring of 2019. Each lecture will expand the understanding of the topics in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit that opened at El Pueblo History Museum in May 2018, and the exhibits opening at Trinidad History Museum in May 2019 and Fort Garland Museum in June 2019.
DENVER – (Dec. 14, 2018) – History Colorado, the leading statewide cultural organization that helps Coloradans explore the complex and often untold histories of our communities, is showcasing the benefits of historic preservation and highlighting its tax credit program as a financing tool that helps turn ideas into reality. At an event at Big Choice Brewing in Brighton, Colo., History Colorado facilitated a robust discussion about the collaboration among business and property owners, municipalities, architects, developers and elected officials that is bringing new life to Main Streets across the state.
FORT GARLAND, Colo. (December 12, 2018) - Light up the darkest day of the year with all your hopes and dreams for tomorrow. Join us Friday December 21st at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center for the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Enjoy music and entertainment throughout the afternoon, shop the holiday bizarre and gift shop, and bring the children for stories, crafts, and activities. Enjoy good food and friends while you decorate a floating lantern. Then after sunset we will light up the night sky with the lantern launch. Tickets are $5 per person and include a floating lantern, children 10 and under are free. Friday December 21st from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
DENVER, Colo. (December 11, 2018) ━ The History Colorado Center is here to keep your mind entertained and offer a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. As you’re building your dream list, here are six things you shouldn’t miss.