With interactive exhibitions, family friendly offerings, and free admission for kids every day, History Colorado has plenty to keep Coloradans engaged throughout the Holiday season.
At the History Colorado Center, located in downtown Denver, we have 16 different exhibitions for visitors to explore as well as a hands-on makerspace for all ages. This range of exhibits recently expanded to include The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever which spotlights the living culture of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, two separate Tribes with distinct histories that were bound together forever after the tragedy at Sand Creek.
For those interested in seeing what high society in 1920s Denver had to offer there is a series of holiday teas offered at the Center for Colorado Women’s History throughout the month of December. Besides offering tea, the Center for Colorado Women’s History gives visitors the opportunity to engage with scholarship, research, lectures, tours and exhibitions that expand the understanding and collective memory of the historical achievements of women in Colorado.
The opportunities to engage with our shared history don’t stop at the boundaries of the metro area. History Colorado has sites across the state, including El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo, The Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center in Blanca, The Trinidad History Museum in Trinidad, and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin in Leadville.
Anyone looking for a holiday outing outside of the city should also consider the winter trains at the Georgetown Loop Railroad. These train rides offer a one of a kind experience with both daytime and nighttime trips that navigate snowy vistas and feature more than 300,000 holiday lights.
All of this is just the tip of the iceberg of what History Colorado offers. We hope you will consider donating to History Colorado this Colorado Gives Day at coloradogives.org/organization/history
Your support ensures we can share the stories of the people, places, and things that make Colorado so special.