Mosaic of faces

an initiative of History Colorado

We Are Colorado

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. We demonstrate our commitment to community through our We Are Colorado initiative.

We're creating community programming and developing neighborhood memory projects. We’re also working with staff and volunteers to integrate inclusivity at every level of museum work.

We invite you to join us! 

photo of event at Growhaus

Neighborhood Memory Night, Globeville-Elyria-Swansea, November 2018

Upcoming Events

Check out our Borderlands Lecture Series too!

We partner with CIRCLE (Connecting Inclusive, Responsive Communities Leading Education) to host a STAMP (Students Taking Action and Making Progress) Leadership experience every summer. This year the theme was Somos Colorado. Here is one of the videos produced by the youth involved!

Community Partnerships

By connecting with Denver and statewide entities working toward concomitant goals of cultural preservation and community engagement, History Colorado is able to lengthen its reach, increase its visibility while also deepening its commitment to mission. Here is a list of some of our current partners:

  • Indigenous Film Festival
  • Mexican Consulate
  • "I am Denver" initiative led by City Storyteller Rowena Alegria
  • Black American West Museum
  • GLBT Community Center of Colorado
  • Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry

Learn more

Check out our online exhibits: Amache: Japanese Internment in ColoradoLa Gente: Colorado's Hispano HistoryAfrican American History in Colorado, and Ute Tribal Paths

Listen to a segment on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters about our Heritage Diversity Initiative and tell us about the places that are important to you!

Watch this video, listen to this CPR interview, or read this blog to learn about how we loaned some items from our collection to 4th and 5th graders in Silverton to help them make their local museum more inclusive

Learn about volunteer opportunities here

Burmese refugee family in front of apartment
Photo by Angela Buckley
Burmese refugee women taking English class
Photo by Angela Buckley
young Burmese girl smiling under table
Photo by Angela Buckley
Burmese refugee women taking English class
Photo by Angela Buckley
Burmese girl in birthday hat
Photo by Angela Buckley
young girl drawing during English class for Burmese refugee women
Photo by Angela Buckley
young girl drawing during English class for Burmese refugee women
Photo by Angela Buckley
Burmese refugee women taking English class
Photo by Angela Buckley
young boy on Big Wheel bike in apartment
Photo by Angela Buckley
Burmese refugee women during English class
Photo by Angela Buckley