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Closing Some Doors with Open Hearts

While our digital windows remain wide open, we are now closing some of our doors out of caution and care for our community.

The museum and the Stephen H. Hart Research Center at the History Colorado Center are now closing to in-person visits while Denver is under its current level of public-health guidelines. Our Center for Colorado Women’s History around the corner is also suspending its tours. Elsewhere in our state, El Pueblo History Museum will close after this weekend (except for its shop; more on safe shopping below), while our other museums remain open at this time.

Updates about our operations statewide will be posted on this page as soon as they become available, along with any further information we can provide. If you are a member, you can still reach your team by emailing membership@state.co.us, or calling 303-866-3639.

Meanwhile, we are so grateful for the many ways we can still deliver our mission and services to you. 

• We continue to offer on-site child care and remote-learning support at this time for families impacted by school closures. At-home sessions are also available.

• Almost all of our events and experiences have already moved online and will proceed without interruption in the comfort and safety of your own home. They reflect topics and perspectives as colorful and diverse as our great state. Historical Table: Holidays at Home, Voces en Arte, The House that Time Forgot, and a conversation with preservation legend Dana Crawford are a few highlights. All are available here.

• As we navigate this unusual holiday season, we’re here to help you shop safely for your nearest and dearest. You can shop History Colorado’s collection on Etsy, and all of our gift shops across Colorado are planning to remain open with precautions, including the shop at the History Colorado Center, El Pueblo History Museum, and the Center for Colorado Women’s History, which is now open Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Your enthusiastic participation in this community keeps our spirits high and our noses to the grindstone. October was the busiest month on our website that we've ever recorded. Beyond our museums, our teams in the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as well as the History Colorado State Historical Fund, are also forging ahead. The Historical Fund continues to serve Colorado communities by administering more than 240 grants and providing technical assistance across 55 counties right now.

We are proud to keep serving you even when our doors are closed. Despite a 50% reduction in our main funding source, our work moves forward because of you. You can continue to make this work possible through an online donation here. Thank you.

Thank you for your understanding and for taking good care of yourself and each other. Together, we will get through these challenging times. We are eager to welcome you back in person soon!

Sincerely,


Dawn DiPrince
Chief Operating Officer