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DENVER — December, 13, 2022 — History Colorado’sState Historical Fund awarded more than $4.5 million on Dec. 1 in its second round of General Grants for 2022. This funding is distributed amongst 23 grant awardees from across Colorado with a focus on protecting the rich cultural heritage of communities of color in rural Colorado and diversifying the face of historic preservation for future generations.
DENVER — December 1, 2022 — With a mix of joy, gratitude, and sadness, History Colorado announces the retirement of Alisa DiGiacomo, the longtime Director of Curatorial Services and Senior Curator. DiGiacomo has been with the organization since 1999 and was instrumental in the creation of exhibits, publications, and the work of numerous History Colorado scholars over her more than two decades of service.
DENVER (Nov 29, 2022) — History Colorado is excited to announce an array of holiday offerings around the state in December. With events ranging from Santa’s train rides at Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park to craft fairs and holiday teas at our community museums, there is sure to be something for everyone!
DENVER — November 10, 2022 — History Colorado’sState Historical Fund awarded $296,377 in competitive grant funding to eight applicants across seven different counties in the state of Colorado earlier this month. Over three-quarters of the award amount impacts rural Colorado and two grants directly assist Hispano/Hispanic communities in the San Luis Valley.
DENVER (September 29, 2022) — History Colorado presents October’s exciting new exhibitions, programs and events that will be taking place at its museums and historic sites statewide. Latino Heritage Month continues the first half of October, recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American figures who have motivated others to succeed.
DENVER (September 15, 2022) — History Colorado is excited to announce the return of the Rosenberry Lecture Series, the first of which will be given by Jorge Zamanillo, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino. The 2022-2023 season brings speakers from around Colorado and the United States to shed new light on topics in Colorado history. This diverse, multidisciplinary series explores topics including Trinidad’s role as a world center for gender-confirmation surgery, to the state’s barbeque traditions, to examining Black homesteader communities from 1877 through the early 20th century. This eclectic speaker series concludes with the State Historian’s Address by Dr. Jared Orsi.
DENVER (September 13, 2022) — History Colorado announces the release of an engaging new mobile application that will offer self-guided tours of the museum’s exhibitions and programs. The interactive app launches with a journey across the Black History Trail, highlighting the places of Black historical significance throughout Colorado.