Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African-Americans to the country. Here’s how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances and music.

Feb. 4

The Life and Times of JoKatherine Holliman Page

@Black American West Museum

Learn about the life of JoKatherine Holliman Page, a social and political activist.

Feb. 11

The Life and Times of Valeria Howard-Vason

@Black American West Museum

Listen to Valeria Howard-Vason, the wife of the late Lu Vason who founded the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo.

Feb. 12

The Black Homesteader Experience

@Golden History Museums

Historian Priscilla Marshall will talk about how the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed thousands of American to head out West, including African-Americans, who staked claims in a new and harsh environment.

Feb. 13-23

Black History Live tour featuring Harriet Tubman

@Multiple locations

Actress and scholar Becky Stone will portray abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman at several locations.

Feb. 18

Special Guest Appearance at Black American West Museum

@Black American West Museum

A prominent member of the community will make a special guest appearance.

Feb. 19

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concert

@Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden

Guest artist Ron Miles will join the Jefferson Symphony for a special concert. Miles will perform Grace Mary Williams’ “Trumpet Concerto.” The program will also include the music of William Grant Still and Duke Ellington.

Feb. 19

D.I.N.E. With Harriet Tubman

@Brio Tuscan Grille-Cherry Creek

Enjoy a full-course, chef-inspired luncheon rich with the flavors of Tuscany coupled with a stellar performance by nationally acclaimed scholar-presenter Becky Stone as the abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Feb. 25

Free Day at Black American West Museum

@Black American West Museum

Get in for free at this acclaimed museum, featuring the African-American men and women who helped settle the West.

Feb. 25

Buffalo Soldier Sgt. Jack Hackett

@History Colorado Center

Learn about Buffalo Soldiers who formed African-American units after the Civil War. Tim Johnson will portray Sgt. Jack Hackett.

Through Feb. 28

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Presents: Legacies As Tall As Mountains

@Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

Throughout the month, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will display portraits of great women who helped shape the state.

Through Feb. 28

A History of Black Firefighters in the Denver Fire Department

@Denver Firefighters Museum

Learn about brave firefighters who carved out a career in what used to be a segregated profession.