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History Colorado Center

1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 | Central Denver | 303-447-8679

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Museum reflecting people, events, issues, themes and cultures spanning centuries of Colorado's past, including the permanent exhibits Cheyenne Dog Soldiers,The Colorado History Chronicle, Out of the Earth: Mining in Colorado, La Gente: Hispano History and Life in Colorado, the Wall of History and more.


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  • Calendar: Highlights
    From hundred-year-old photographs of Colorado’s early beginnings to political materials from elections gone by, the History Colorado Center has a collection of artifacts that chronicle...
  • Cafe Society: Follow That Story
    Who knew there was a vineyard producing wine grapes in Burlington, that some of the state's best Pueblo green chiles come from Colorado Springs, or that sweet and earthy beets grow at 7,600...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    History Colorado offers live-performance programming to supplement its educational offerings for a couple of reasons. “We bring in live performers to help history come to life,”...
  • Show and Tell: Interviews
    History can build and destroy nations, create and end wars and help society wrangle with ethical obligations and failures. But when teachers reduce it to an endless scroll of names and dates...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Too often, history is relegated to dusty stacks of books bloated with abstract ideas that make the past feel so distant, only a devoted few are inspired to approach it. But History...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    June is here and with it comes summer. And summer time means rooftops, patios, grilling and festivals. Our top ten culinary events for June have all this and more, from bacon festivals to...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    It's time to say farewell to Monkey Town, which has been providing plenty of food for thought over the last few months. But as a consolation prize, the weekend is full of food-focused fun,...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    A century ago this week, a long-simmering conflict between miners on strike in the southern Colorado coalfields and troops of the Colorado National Guard erupted into the deadliest labor war...
  • The Latest Word: Calhoun: Wake-Up Call
    Collision, the History Colorado exhibit devoted to the Sand Creek Massacre, has made some history itself over the past two years. And a new chapter will begin today, when Governor John...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    We live in the era of Big Data, and business and political decisions are increasingly driven by that fact. But what does that mean to the typical small-business owner? “The problem is...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Colorado may be a square state -- in shape, if not in spirit -- but History Colorado promises to break "out of the box" at its new monthly program, COmingle, which kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m....
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    Whether or not you're a fan of the gooey holiday of love (or alternately, the holiday invented by greeting-card companies), there's something we can all agree on: Free stuff rules. And our...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    Today there are myriad ways of expressing affection on Valentine's Day; contemporary options for wooing one's sweetheart range from valenvines to skywriting. On the frontier, though,...
  • The Latest Word: Calhoun: Wake-Up Call
    History Colorado opened its phase two exhibit, Living West, this past weekend. It's right across the hall from the phase one exhibits that debuted with the museum in April 2012: Colorado...
  • The Latest Word: Calhoun: Wake-Up Call
    Seven months after the Northern Cheyenne tribe sent its last letter to History Colorado demanding that Collision: The Sand Creek Massacre 1860s to Today be closed; fourteen months after...
  • The Latest Word: Calhoun: Wake-Up Call
    When a wrong is almost 150 years old, righting it may not be quick. That's one of the many lessons of the Sand Creek Massacre, a stain on Colorado history that stretches back to November 29,...
  • The Latest Word: Calhoun: Wake-Up Call
    The state of Colorado today? Snowy. The state of this state in the future? That's TBD. And today, you can help determine it at a public meeting of TBD Colorado, the non-profit project...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Focusing on pivotal markers of the civil-rights movement, tonight’s inaugural session of FWD: 1963-2013 at History Colorado isn’t merely a lecture: It’s an invitation for a...
  • Show and Tell: Colorado History
    A little-known chapter of indigenous Colorado history will unfold tonight when the History Colorado Center's ongoing monthly lecture series presents "And Many Wore Moccasins: The Ute, Navajo...
  • Show and Tell: Museums
    Blinky the Clown was an icon for generations of Colorado kids who grew up watching his Blinky's Fun Club on local television. Blinky -- aka Russell Scott -- passed away on August 27 at the...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center this Thursday, November 15. The...
  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
    You're not going to see Edie Winograde's "Battle on the Little Big Horn" at History Colorado, or any of the other pieces that graced the recent Appropriated: The Chronicled West at the...
  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
    The criticism of Michael Paglia's review of the History Colorado Center, and his subsequent suggestions for "Ten shows the History Colorado Center should have opened with," are getting...
  • Show and Tell: Architecture
    This weekend the New York Times published a review of the new History Colorado Center, which started in a very New York-centric way: An East Coast visitor's first reaction, provincially...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    Whether you're an indoor- or outdoor-lover, a literature-aficionado or a film geek, this weekend is packed with something for everyone -- from a screening of His Royal Badness's 1984...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    What was once a gaping hole in the ground has become a handsome building, at least on the outside, and that bodes well for the new History Colorado Center, which opens to the public today....
  • Culture: Art
    The new History Colorado Center, at the corner of 12th Avenue and Broadway, is clearly the most accomplished, developed and significant design ever done by Tryba Architects. In fact, the...

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As the designated steward of Colorado history, we aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide

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