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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Initiative

America is in the midst of a historic year. The centennial of women's suffrage. 150 years since the 15th amendment. An unthinkable pandemic. A presidential election. An uncertain future unfolding.

History Colorado is ready to meet the moment with This Is What Democracy Looks Like: a year-long, multi-venue series of programs and exhibitions that are as provocative as Democracy itself. Join us for 35 incredible programs, dozens of inspiring works by local artists, five exhibitions, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to view world-changing artifacts. Don't miss out on the most comprehensive exploration of Democracy in the nation.

History Colorado invites you to engage and get involved. Exercise your right to participate fully.

Read the Westword feature and Colorado Public Radio coverage about the launch of this initiative, and preview American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith with Rocky Mountain PBS.

Upcoming Events:

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith was developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. 

The Denver presentation of American Democracy is sponsored by Rhondda & Peter Grant, the Abarca Family Foundation, and Mary & George Sissel.

The Women's Vote Centennial // Colorado 2020 is sponsored by Cathey McClain Finlon & Richard Finlon, Former Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, and The Honorable Wilma J. Webb & The Honorable Wellington Webb.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like Speaker Series is sponsored by the Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust

This Is What Democracy Looks Like is sponsored by donors to the Executive Director’s Innovation Fund.