A color photo of steam locomotive Engine 315, after restoration. The engine is under steam near Durango and hauling coal wagons. Mountains are visible behind.

Current Exhibition

State Historical Fund Retrospective

A Building Denver Mezzanine Art Installation

Within every historic structure or project supported by the History Colorado State Historical Fund lies a vibrant community and an individual story. It’s been 30 years since voters approved a fund to flow dollars into preserving, restoring, and honoring our state’s historic fabric. And the results have been nothing short of amazing. 

This exhibit explores the rich contributions of History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Heartfelt testimonials and powerful photography show how preserving history has changed lives and strengthened communities. Discover the backstories behind Colorado’s treasured places in our colorful new exhibit.

Located on the third floor mezzanine.

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Barclay Cabin sits nestled among tall pine trees. The building is a small log structure in good condition, with a steepled tile roof. Behind it a large geological formation is visible, illuminated by sunlight.
The Kit Carson Carousel up close, with the menagerie of animals visible, including horses, dogs, reindeer, and giraffes.
The facade of the Egyptian Theater in Delta. The building is newly restored to its original Egyptian Revival style, with Ancient Egyptian iconography covering the walls. The second story windows are stained glass, and the building is shaped like an Egyptian temple.
Facade of the Tabor Opera house in Leadville, CO. The three story building has shops in the bottom floor, and a large flagpole on the roof. It is constructed of red sandstone in a neoclassical style. On the facade are the words "TABOR OPERA HOUSE" in tall letters.
The facade of Temple Emanuel, an eastern style Jewish synagogue in Denver.
A color photo of steam locomotive Engine 315, after restoration. The engine is under steam near Durango and hauling coal wagons. Mountains are visible behind.