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DENVER — February 8, 2024 — The Far East Center, a shopping center established by Vietnamese refugees in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver, has been added to the State Register of Historic Properties by History Colorado’s Board of Directors. This addition enshrines a cornerstone of Colorado’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the historic record and is an important step toward ensuring the State Register of Historic Properties better represents the diverse communities of the Centennial State.
DENVER (January 30, 2024) — In recognition of Black History Month, History Colorado will highlight the ongoing contributions of Colorado’s Black communities through events as well as ongoing projects in February and beyond. These offerings include discussions of historically Black communities, exhibitions focused on the Black experience, and community gatherings which set the groundwork for History Colorado to better share the histories of Black communities as we showcase the important contributions Black Coloradans make every day.
DENVER — January 24, 2024 — The America 250 – Colorado 150 Commission is gearing up for the twin anniversaries of the nation – which is turning 250, our Semiquincentennial – and the Centennial State – turning 150, our Sesquicentennial – in 2026. Dubbed the “Sesquisemiquincentennial,” these twin anniversaries represent an opportunity for Coloradans to pause, reflect upon, and honor Colorado’s shared history while also collectively imagining our future through community events, educational opportunities, statewide celebrations, and more.
DENVER — January 16, 2024 — On January 25, 2024, the History Colorado Center is opening Flow: On the River with John Fielder, an exhibition focusing on the many uses and importance of the Colorado River. Flow: On the River with John Fielder, is the first in a five-year run of rotating exhibitions in the new John Fielder Mezzanine Gallery which will be dedicated to the stunning photography and conservation work of John Fielder, who devoted his life to documenting and protecting the natural beauties of the Centennial State.
PUEBLO— January 11, 2024 — On January 13, 2024, at 3 p.m., a partnership of Pueblo community organizations, including El Pueblo History Museum, are unveiling a statue titled “You Don’t Stand Alone” at Pueblo’s Historic Levee. While a testament to the tenacity and self-determination of the youth of Pueblo, “You Don’t Stand Alone” also serves as a reminder of a tremendous loss to the community and staff of El Pueblo History Museum: that of Erric “Mikey” Lopez, who took his own life in January of 2023.
DENVER — January 9, 2024 — The 2024 applications for History Colorado’sCentennial Farms & Ranches Program have opened. Centennial Farms & Ranches, a joint initiative of History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, honors the contributions of the state’s ranching and farming families that have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in farming methods, as well as evolving environmental and economic conditions to preserve important pieces of Colorado’s commercial and cultural history.
DENVER (December 28, 2023) — The new year approaches and with it comes fresh opportunities to explore our shared history at History Colorado sites across the state. With a wide range of engaging exhibitions, inspiring initiatives, and pivotal programming, there is no shortage of ways to expand your horizons in the new year with History Colorado while also exploring a more complete, authentic, and inclusive history of the Centennial State.