Up-to-date Information

Hard at Work!

Updates on ongoing operations at History Colorado

Responding to Coronavirus and COVID-19

The History Colorado Center is currently closed to the public. Additional information regarding closures and calendar adjustments are available at the bottom of this page.


We are hard at work online and behind the scenes. Our membership team remains available to help members with any questions they might have. Members can reach the office at 303-866-3639 or membership@state.co.us. And all are invited to explore our weekly digestFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels where we continue to share history with brevity and levity.

We have launched a comprehensive campaign to capture and collect today's history in the making. Please join our effort at historycolorado.org/covid-19.

For more online engagement, visit our Digital Learning page (for youth, families and educators) or our Digital Experiences page (for explorers of all ages). These efforts are supported by your generous donations and membership support. Thank you!

While closed to in-person visits, the Stephen H. Hart Research Center continues to support research and reproduction requests. Learn more here. You can also join our digital volunteer network and support our online transcription project here.

The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) staff is now teleworking. Essential functions continue, including Tax Credit project review, Section 106, National Register nominations, and permit applications. These functions may be delayed or impacted as conditions in Colorado evolve.

The State Historical Fund (SHF) is also continuing its operations. Any updates related to grant-round deadlines or application processes will be posted via the SHF page.

More information about OAHP and SHF is available here.

For questions regarding rental events please call 303-866-2473 or visit historycoloradoevents.com. 


History Colorado pledges flexibility to our community members facing uncertainty as they make plans. Any cancellation to events or programs made by History Colorado will be communicated as quickly and widely as possible. You can rely on us to be responsible, reasonable, and responsive. With questions or for more information: 303-866-2394 or reservations@state.co.us

Community Care

Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommendations and resources for you here. We echo their guidance and appreciate your partnership in carefully responding to matters of public health. Thank you!

Further Information

The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, Fort Vasquez, Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin, Trinidad History Museum, and the Ute Indian Museum are also closed.

All remaining special events and programs this spring at the History Colorado Center are being canceled, rescheduled, or converted to online offerings. This also applies to History Colorado's other museums throughout the state. Current registrants will be contacted individually regarding next steps.

All "Tours & Treks" programs through June 30, 2020 are being postponed. Any charges already taken will be refunded in full, and current registrants will be notified if it is rescheduled. At this time, all tours and treks in July and beyond are currently being re-evaluated and modified so that we can safely and responsibly be touring together. Guests will be notified and information will be posted on our website for any changes to these tours as more information becomes available and we continue into the summer months. For more info: 303-866-2394 or reservations@state.co.us.  

Important Message

Legal Guidance during Museum Closing due to Covid-19.  Please see below PDF document.