The Hart Research Library is the primary access point to History Colorado’s collection of archives, artifacts, and photography. Our vast collection brings the rich documentary legacy of Colorado’s past to researchers here and around the world. The Library is open to the public and free of charge.
Drill down to research and learn more about specific topics in Colorado history and prehistory. Learn more about our avocational archaeology classes (PAAC), preservation, collections and your own history through classes and resources available from History Colorado.
The Colorado's Most Significant Artifacts program highlights the importance of historic and cultural heritage and honors and recognizes all the organizations in Colorado that care for and preserve photographs, documents, rare books and manuscripts, audio recordings, film, digital materials, art, and historic, archaeological and natural science specimens.
Learn more here about the top ten nominations for the years 2013-2017. Details about submissions for 2018 coming soon!
At History Colorado we strive to be a place of belonging for all Coloradans and to serve as a platform for community connection. We know we’re succeeding when more voices, perspectives, and experiences are part of museum life. To demonstrate our commitment to community, we've launched the new initiative, We Are Colorado!
We're gathering and sharing stories to celebrate the diverse communities of Colorado's history to help create a better future. We're hosting community collecting events and developing neighborhood memory projects. We'll be present at community events like PrideFest and will co-create community programming at our museum. And, we’re working with staff and volunteers to integrate inclusivity at every level of museum work.
Want to be a part of this? You can share your story, volunteer, or come to one of the events below!