Finding the Story: History Colorado’s Collections in Context

Sep 25, 2017

We may know the general history of the Stetson cowboy hat, but how do we find the story connected to a particular hat from the History Colorado collection. Researching and reconnecting artifacts and stories can be a challenging task for curators but once the connection is made, a marvelous history unfolds. From a chuckwagonat the Zapata Ranch to a Civil War drum, join Senior Curator of Artifacts Alisa DiGiacomo as she talks about the process of finding the stories behind the art and culture of western expansion through some of History Colorado's artifacts currently on display in our exhibit, Backstory: Western American Art in Context.