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DENVER — March 23, 2023 — History Colorado’sFort Garland Museum & Cultural Center is diligently working in partnership with eight independent artists to create a new exhibition which disrupts the common narratives of manifest destiny and settlement of the American West. Titled buffalo soldiers: reVision this exhibition opens on June 24, exactly 165 years after Fort Garland was commissioned by the United States, and presents a more visual interpretation of the history and impact of the all Black Army regiments that were established in 1866 following the Civil War.
DENVER — March 16, 2023 —History Colorado’sState Archaeologist, Dr. Holly Norton, presented a third quarterly report about Federal Indian Boarding Schools in Colorado to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) on March 16, 2023.
DENVER — March 7, 2023— History Colorado’s Certified Local Government (CLG) program has awarded $157,320 for historic preservation projects by county and municipal governments. The projects funded by this round of grants include preservation planning, surveys, and education/outreach activities. The seven projects funded in this grant round will begin in the summer of 2023 and wrap up by December 31, 2024.
DENVER (March 2, 2023) — History Colorado is proud to announce a number of offerings which center the ways that women have shaped our shared history in celebration of Women’s History Month. From a celebration of International Women’s Day, to a tour of woman owned businesses, and a new episode of History Colorado’s critically acclaimed podcast which highlights women’s fortitude, there are multiple opportunities to share, learn, and engage with the work of Colorado women from the past and present.
DENVER — February 16, 2023— History Colorado is excited to announce the third season of its groundbreaking Bold Women. Change History. Series. Inspired by the ambitious, innovative spirit of Colorado – where voters were the first in the nation to eliminate gender discrimination at the ballot box more than 25 years before the 19th Amendment – this year’s series features the resonant personal histories of scholars, authors, and history-makers who take risks, innovate in ways worth replicating, and demonstrate a powerful spectrum of leadership.
DENVER (February 2, 2023) — In recognition of Black History Month History Colorado will highlight the ongoing contributions of Colorado’s Black communities in a series of offerings 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 serve the diverse communities of Colorado as we showcase the important contributions Black Coloradans make everyday.
DENVER — January 24, 2023— On January 28, season two of History Colorado’sBlaxplanation series launches with a goal of telling “Black History, From the Black Perspective, Beyond Slavery.” This year’s series features compelling events such as a film screening of the award winning documentary The Holly, intimate conversations on gang violence, an exploration of the historic Five Points neighborhood, and a discussion of Black representation in pop culture.
DENVER — January 23, 2023 —History Colorado is overjoyed to announce that John Fielder, landscape photographer, renowned conservationist, and nature writer, has donated his life's work to the people of Colorado. History Colorado will serve as the steward of this collection of more than 5,000 photographs which immortalize the landscapes of every county in the state. This collection was distilled from the more than 200,000 photographs taken by Fielder over the last 50 years and will be digitized and cataloged by History Colorado to make it easily accessible and searchable by the public.