Photos: Denver diorama finds new home in History Colorado Center lobby

Lovers of the Denver diorama, rejoice! On Friday and Saturday, visitors to the History Colorado Center can watch the Lilliputian tribute to circa-1860 Denver being reassembled in the museum's lobby. The much-loved exhibit, which was crafted in the 1930s by federal work programs workers, was cut apart in order to be moved when the museum relocated to a new building. Now that the impressive piece -- and its impressive tiny cats -- has been put back together, conservator Judy Greenfield is working to carefully disguise the seams.

But before the reassembly began in the lobby, Westword got a rare up-close-and-uncovered look at the diorama. Check out our photos below!

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