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History Colorado Center

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The History Colorado Center's hands-on and high-tech exhibits take you back in time, connecting what was to what's next. They're unexpected, thought-provoking and relevant. And most of all, fun!

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Green Practices
General
  • Blocks to CCC: 5
  • Miles to CCC: 1.2
  • Miles to airport: 24
  • Event Space:
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 2094
  • Indoor Fire Code: 4000
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Hours: Open daily: 10am-5pm
Green Practices
  • LEED Certified:

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 17000
  • Catering In-house or preferred list
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 7
Lobby
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Classroom A
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 582
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Classroom B
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 582
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Classroom C
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 582
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Classroom A & B (combo)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1084
  • Theater Capacity: 72
  • Classroom Capacity: 48
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 72
The Lanny and Sharon Martin Foundation Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1980
  • Theater Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 134
Main Floor Auditorium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4353
  • Theater Capacity: 384
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 384
Anschutz Hamilton Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7289
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 532
MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation Terrace Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4846
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 244
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1713
  • Banquet Capacity: 128
  • Reception Capacity: 128

Events

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Cherry Creek Dance Performing Company will be at the museum showcasing some of their best dances. They'll perform first, and then teach a few dance essentials to anyone who wants to dance.

Cherry Creek Dance Performance <p>Cherry Creek Dance Performing Company will be at the museum showcasing some of their best dances. They'll perform first, and then teach a few dance essentials to anyone who wants to dance.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Tiny Library Concert
Mar 22, 2017

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Tiny Library Concert, featuring Jake Schepps and Round Window Colorado's banjo renaissance man, Jake Schepps, has made a name for himself as an adroit instrumentalist with an intrepid, imaginative vision for contemporary string-band music. His nimble...

Tiny Library Concert <p>Tiny Library Concert, featuring Jake Schepps and Round Window</p> <p>Colorado's banjo renaissance man, Jake Schepps, has made a name for himself as an adroit instrumentalist with an intrepid, imaginative vision for contemporary string-band music. His nimble touch and deep sensitivity to the five-string banjo’s idiomatic qualities are rooted in traditional and progressive bluegrass styles, yet his insatiable curiosity and open spirit have brought him to an exciting frontier of new acoustic music.</p> <p>This special Tiny Library Concert features Jake Schepps with his latest project, Round Window. Schepps has gathered an intrepid group of musicians to play a brand new score composed by Schepps live to Buster Keaton's classic silent comedy film, "The Scarecrow." In addition, get ready for Brazilian choro, bluegrass, and classical music from string-band Round Window, featuring Bill Kopper (7-string guitar), Enion Pelta-Tiller (violin), Eric Thorin (double bass), Carl Dixon (percussion), and Schepps (banjo).</p> <p>History Colorado's Tiny Library Concert series is generously supported by Airshow Mastering and features performances by local Colorado musicians in the unusual and intimate space of the museum's Stephen H. Hart Library &amp; Research Center. Beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Backstory: Western American Art in Context
Mar 18, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018

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The exhibition is a masterful pairing of world class art and unique artifacts. Visitors will be captivated by the beauty, wonder and rich stories waiting to be uncovered.

Backstory: Western American Art in Context <p>The exhibition is a masterful pairing of world class art and unique artifacts. Visitors will be captivated by the beauty, wonder and rich stories waiting to be uncovered.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Linda KaiKai Tucker
Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017

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Wandering the Colorado Stories exhibit? Be on the lookout for Linda KaiKai Tucker. In Colorado Stories, actress Lonnie McCabe portrays Linda KaiKai Tucker, an African American woman who grew up in 1940s Denver. She draws attention to segregation in...

Linda KaiKai Tucker <p>Wandering the Colorado Stories exhibit? Be on the lookout for Linda KaiKai Tucker.</p> <p>In Colorado Stories, actress Lonnie McCabe portrays Linda KaiKai Tucker, an African American woman who grew up in 1940s Denver. She draws attention to segregation in the city, and joyously proclaims the merits of Lincoln Hills, an African American resort community in Gilpin County. Tucker recalls childhood in Lincoln Hills as she stands by her cabin stove.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The Battle of Glorieta Pass was a decisive Western victory for Union troops during the American Civil War. As we commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle, join us for a unique program that combines history with the whys and hows of artifact...

Conserving History: The Battle Flag of Glorieta Pass <p>The Battle of Glorieta Pass was a decisive Western victory for Union troops during the American Civil War. As we commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle, join us for a unique program that combines history with the whys and hows of artifact conservation at History Colorado. An overview of the battle and its context within the war will be provided by Flint Whitlock, local historian and author of Distant Bugles, Distant Drums: The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico. Then, we'll get an up-close look at the U.S. flag carried into battle at Glorieta Pass by the 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry. History Colorado's Director of Collections Management &amp; Registration, Melissa DeBie, will discuss recent conservation work on the flag and provide insight into our approach to artifact care.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Linda KaiKai Tucker
Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017

  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
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Wandering the Colorado Stories exhibit? Be on the lookout for Linda KaiKai Tucker. In Colorado Stories, actress Lonnie McCabe portrays Linda KaiKai Tucker, an African American woman who grew up in 1940s Denver. She draws attention to segregation in...

Linda KaiKai Tucker <p>Wandering the Colorado Stories exhibit? Be on the lookout for Linda KaiKai Tucker.</p> <p>In Colorado Stories, actress Lonnie McCabe portrays Linda KaiKai Tucker, an African American woman who grew up in 1940s Denver. She draws attention to segregation in the city, and joyously proclaims the merits of Lincoln Hills, an African American resort community in Gilpin County. Tucker recalls childhood in Lincoln Hills as she stands by her cabin stove.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Meet Mountain Man Doc Grizzly - A mountain man tells heroic tales of the wilderness.

Meet Mountain Man Doc Grizzly <p>Meet Mountain Man Doc Grizzly - <span>A mountain man tells heroic tales of the wilderness.</span></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

HISTORY COLORADO STORY TIME
Feb 1, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017

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Looking for activities for your toddler? Bring your 2– 5 year olds for morning story time in our Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys, and animals. We’ll read a story, then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum...

HISTORY COLORADO STORY TIME <p>Looking for activities for your toddler? Bring your 2&#8211; 5 year olds for morning story time in our Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys, and animals. We’ll read a story, then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens.</p> <p>Story Time takes place the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30am.</p> <p>2017 dates are :</p> <p>January 4, 2017<br />February 1, 2017<br />March 1, 2017<br />April 5, 2017<br />May 3, 2017<br />June 7, 2017<br />July 5, 2017<br />August 2nd, 2017<br />September 6, 2017<br />October 4th, 2017<br />November 1, 2017<br />December 6, 2017</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Linda KaiKai Tucker
Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017

  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image General Admission

Wandering the Colorado Stories exhibit? Be on the lookout for Linda KaiKai Tucker. In Colorado Stories, actress Lonnie McCabe portrays Linda KaiKai Tucker, an African American woman who grew up in 1940s Denver. She draws attention to segregation in...

Linda KaiKai Tucker <p>Wandering the Colorado Stories exhibit? Be on the lookout for Linda KaiKai Tucker.</p> <p>In Colorado Stories, actress Lonnie McCabe portrays Linda KaiKai Tucker, an African American woman who grew up in 1940s Denver. She draws attention to segregation in the city, and joyously proclaims the merits of Lincoln Hills, an African American resort community in Gilpin County. Tucker recalls childhood in Lincoln Hills as she stands by her cabin stove.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Low Sensory Morning
Apr 8, 2017

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The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors exclusively for families that prefer a lower sensory environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited, and the sound in exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy!...

Low Sensory Morning <p>The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors exclusively for families that prefer a lower sensory environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited, and the sound in exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy!<br />Admission is free and space limited.</p> <p>*RSVP required.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Try your hand at trick roping, silkscreen a bandanna, belly-up to the bar for cowboy themed drinks and food, and converse with curators from the Backstory exhibition.

Ignite Nite: Cowboys on the Open Range <p>Try your hand at trick roping, silkscreen a bandanna, belly-up to the bar for cowboy themed drinks and food, and converse with curators from the Backstory exhibition.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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We’ve set aside a day for middle and high school students to learn about our National Parks. Book a field trip on April 12th and explore hands-on activities that introduce students to Colorado’s National Parks. ★ Discover Colorado’s first National...

Colorado’s National Parks Day <p>We’ve set aside a day for middle and high school students to learn about our National Parks. Book a field trip on April 12th and explore hands-on activities that introduce students to Colorado’s National Parks.</p> <p>★ Discover Colorado’s first National Park<br />★ Learn about the tallest dunes in North America<br />★ Explore our state’s spectacular mountain ecosystems<br />★ Explore the landscape of our amazing and beautiful canyon</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Elizabeth Rohn
Apr 15, 2017

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Meet Elizabeth Rohn in the town of Keota. She'll be in the Destination Colorado exhibit interacting with visitors and talking about her life in Keota in 1920.

Elizabeth Rohn <p>Meet Elizabeth Rohn in the town of Keota. She'll be in the Destination Colorado exhibit interacting with visitors and talking about her life in Keota in 1920.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Sydney Sayles
Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image General Admission

Wandering the Destination Colorado exhibit? Look out for Sydney Sayles. Be wary of Sydney Sayles; he’s a slick traveling tonic salesman who visits railroad towns on the high plains selling his own brand of healing elixirs. In the re-created town of...

Sydney Sayles <p>Wandering the Destination Colorado exhibit? Look out for Sydney Sayles.</p> <p>Be wary of Sydney Sayles; he’s a slick traveling tonic salesman who visits railroad towns on the high plains selling his own brand of healing elixirs. In the re-created town of Keota in the 1920s, Sayles makes a compelling pitch: By restoring people’s ability to walk, he begins to convince the crowd of the power of his healing tonics. However, it’s not long before the recently passed Food and Drug Act is brought up, and he quickly dashes out of town. Actor Hugo Sayles always draws a crowd in the Destination Colorado gallery, and light-heartedly explains the complexity of enforcing new legislation to protect customers and control product ingredients.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Cherry Creek Dance Performing Company will be at the museum showcasing some of their best dances. They'll perform first, and then teach a few dance essentials to anyone who wants to dance.

Cherry Creek Dance Performance <p>Cherry Creek Dance Performing Company will be at the museum showcasing some of their best dances. They'll perform first, and then teach a few dance essentials to anyone who wants to dance.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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For many, 'environmentalism' is a bad word, threatening people's jobs while creating inconvenience and guilt. In honor of Earth Day, we hope to address these perceptions. Join award-winning artist and musician Laurie Dameron for her multimedia...

Earth Day in Colorado: What Can I Do? <p>For many, 'environmentalism' is a bad word, threatening people's jobs while creating inconvenience and guilt. In honor of Earth Day, we hope to address these perceptions. Join award-winning artist and musician Laurie Dameron for her multimedia production of simple ideas that will help you see how to better the world while still working within the possibilities available to us today. Winner of numerous awards for her artistic work on behalf of the world we all call home, Dameron's words will inspire you to find what changes are within your reach and comfort zone, allowing you to make a difference by taking simple actions. Through a unique lecture that also includes some live music, this program will illustrate how we can bring about a new springtime together.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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