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DENVER — September 14, 2023 —History Colorado is excited to announce the schedule for its 2023-2024 Rosenberry Lecture Series. This annual series brings speakers from around Colorado and the United States to explore the rich and complex history of our state and invites participants to engage with our shared past and help shape our collective future.
MONTROSE — September 12, 2023 —History Colorado’sUte Indian Museum, in partnership with the Hispanic Affairs Project, is excited to announce the second annual Culture Fest in Montrose, Colorado, on September 23, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Culture Fest is a free community celebration that brings Montrose’s community together to build appreciation for the diversity of the Western Slope and share information, art, crafts, dance, music, and foods.
DENVER — September 1, 2023 — On September 1, 2023, History Colorado issued an executive summary of the research led by History Colorado’s State Archaeologist, Dr. Holly Norton, under House Bill 22-1327. This executive summary was written in accordance with the Federal Indian Boarding School Research Program Act (HB 22-1327), which was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on May 24, 2022.
DENVER (August 31, 2023) — History Colorado is honored to recognize the incredible achievements and contributions of the Chicano/a/x, Latino/a/x, and Hispanic communities throughout the history of the Centennial state for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and concludes October 15, 2023. With everything from exhibitions to guest speakers to podcasts there are ways for every Coloradan to expand their understanding of the history and lived experiences of the Centennial State’s diverse populations and celebrate Hispanic Americans who have motivated others to succeed.
DENVER — August 17, 2023 — History Colorado is happy to announced the twenty-five Centennial Farms & Ranches honorees for 2023. Created in partnership with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the Centennial Farms & Ranches Program honors the contributions of the state’s ranching and farming families who have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in farming methods, drought, and economic conditions to preserve important pieces of our state's commercial and cultural history.
DENVER — August 13, 2023 — On Friday, August 11, 2023 renowned nature photographer and environmentalist John Fielder (1950-2023) passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in his home in Summit County Colorado. Fielder’s stunning photos combined with his passion for preserving nature were critical to the creation and growth of numerous environmental initiatives and programs.
DENVER — August 10, 2023 —History Colorado is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “I Am Auraria'', on August 23, 2023 at the Auraria Library. “I Am Auraria'' is the culmination of a year-longMuseum of Memory project that shares the stories of the hundreds of families who were displaced to make room for the higher education campus that now stands at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.
DENVER — August 8, 2023 —History Colorado is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Miles and Bancroft Awards. Named after former Colorado Historical Society Volunteer President, Josephine H. Miles, and local Colorado historian, Caroline Bancroft, these awards are presented annually since 1987 to some of the most exemplary and impactful historical projects across the state.
PUEBLO— August 3, 2023 — History Colorado’sRainbows & Revolutions, the first state-funded exhibition covering the successes and struggles of Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community, is opening at the El Pueblo History Museum on August 4,2023. Exploring how LGBTQ+ people’s very existence in Colorado has been a rebellious act beyond the rainbow, Rainbows & Revolutions chronicles everything from quiet assertions of identity to loud and proud demonstrations for civil rights and equality.