An NTA tour supplier member, History Colorado manages nine attractions across the Rocky Mountain State with a dual mission of presentation and preservation.
“For over 140 years we have offered access to Colorado’s history through cultural and heritage resources like our museums and historical sites statewide, as well as through programs for families and adults, stewardship of Colorado’s historical treasures, and resources for students and teachers,” says Zach Werkowitch, History Colorado’s community relations director. “We believe in making Colorado’s history accessible and in creating opportunities that connect people to the state.”
There are a lot of things on tap at its group of museums and historical sites this year and in early 2021, including the following three new exhibits.
This fall, the El Pueblo History Museum will debut “Steel City: 1980–2004.” Through photographs, artifacts, and displays, the exhibition focuses on the resilience of steelworkers and the Pueblo community from struggle to triumph during industry crises of the late-20th century.
Located in downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District, the History Colorado Center will welcome a fine arts show featuring works from Gregg Deal. The Paiute artist’s paintings that reimagine Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms,” will be on display starting in the fall. That exhibit will coincide with the opening of “American Democracy,” which is part of the Smithsonian’s traveling series.
“An award-winning hub of learning and entertainment, the History Colorado Center houses core exhibits along with special exhibitions through our Smithsonian affiliation,” Werkowitch adds.
The third offering will celebrate the bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail. This legendary route, which went through southern Colorado, connected the United States with the newly independent Republic of Mexico. The Trinidad History Museum will be the site for this new exhibition, which is set to launch in early 2021.
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