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

Jan 24, 2019

Self-Preservation by Anthony Garcia Sr.
Jul 9, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019

In celebration of Colorado's long history of murals, we're excited to present the work of Anthony Garcia Sr., director of Birdseed Collective in Denver's Globeville/Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Anthony will be hand-painting the wall of our...

Self-Preservation by Anthony Garcia Sr. <p>In celebration of Colorado's long history of murals, we're excited to present the work of Anthony Garcia Sr., director of Birdseed Collective in Denver's Globeville/Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.</p> <p>Anthony will be hand-painting the wall of our fourth-floor mezzanine. Using culturally and artistically relevant and vibrant “sarape” colors and designs, the artwork titled "Self-Preservation" will represent how different cultures can work together to form a community.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

The Art of the Board
Nov 17, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

Boarders and non-boarders alike will find inspiration in this look at the artistic side of snowboard design. Colorado artisans including Never Summer, Donek, Weston, Meier, and High Society will fill the History Colorado Center atrium with...

The Art of the Board <p>Boarders and non-boarders alike will find inspiration in this look at the artistic side of snowboard design. Colorado artisans including Never Summer, Donek, Weston, Meier, and High Society will fill the History Colorado Center atrium with 26 Colorado-themed snowboards. Some designs have become classics, others are custom-made just for The Art of the Board.</p> <p>(excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days)</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Hear the story of Colorado's longest continuous residents, told in their own voices. Take a journey to iconic Colorado places the Ute people call home. You'll see traditional arts, gorgeous photography, and contemporary video showing how...

Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History <p>Hear the story of Colorado's longest continuous residents, told in their own voices.</p> <p>Take a journey to iconic Colorado places the Ute people call home. You'll see traditional arts, gorgeous photography, and contemporary video showing how Ute people have adapted and persevered through the centuries. Witness the tragic loss of Ute homelands and see efforts to keep Ute culture and language alive today.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role...

Hands-On History Family Fun Day <p>On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>In February, activities will be themed around Black History Month.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

After the explorers came the trappers, the traders, the homesteaders and, close behind, the moneymen. This is a story of the people who began by financing early agriculture before the Civil War through the development of our suburbs and...

Money to Match My Mountains, Architects of the American Dream <p><span>After the explorers came the trappers, the traders, the homesteaders and, close behind, the moneymen. This is a story of the people who began by financing early agriculture before the Civil War through the development of our suburbs and neighborhoods. Mike Rosser shares an insider’s view from the earliest days to the 2008 financial crisis.</span></p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

R. L. Cole weaves a retro style and tone with an electric, energetic howl and unique, wild performances. It's a hard-to-match mix of up-tempo primitive rock'n'roll, early psychedelic and blues ballads. Etched into the ebbs and tides of...

Tiny Library Concert Featuring Florea, with R.L. Cole <p>R. L. Cole weaves a retro style and tone with an electric, energetic howl and unique, wild performances. It's a hard-to-match mix of up-tempo primitive rock'n'roll, early psychedelic and blues ballads.</p> <p>Etched into the ebbs and tides of Florea's dark and delirious Americana rock is a traveler's wistful longing. Spinning tales from desert dreams to sinners in the swamp, Florea's songs of honey and venom are just that: both sides of the coin, light and dark, lost and found.</p> <p>History Colorado's Tiny Library Concert series is generously supported by Airshow Mastering and features Colorado musicians in the intimate space of the museum's Hart Research Library.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

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Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact...

Inside the Orchestra's Tiny Tots Concerts <p>Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!</p> <p>Highlights of the Winter season: This winter, take a musical walk through the four seasons with the orchestra. You’ll get to stomp along like thunder with the big bass drum, grow and get taller like the rising sun with music that sounds like sunrise on autumn trees, and sing and dance along as the orchestra plays around you.</p> <p>Musical selections include orchestral classics, children’s singalong favorites, and modern pop songs. </p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

LEGO Building Workshop
Feb 16, 2019

Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. On February 16th, we'll build the LEGO Romantic Valentine Picnic Kit. The kit includes blooming tree on a heart-shaped lawn...

LEGO Building Workshop <p>Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation.</p> <p>On February 16th, we'll build the LEGO Romantic Valentine Picnic Kit. The kit includes blooming tree on a heart-shaped lawn plus two minifigures. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12.</p> <p>We'll then tour our Destination Colorado exhibit before it opens to the public.</p> <p>Cost is $35 (members pay $30) and includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the LEGOs and instructions in the kit.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Day of Remembrance
Feb 17, 2019

The Mile High Chapter of the Japanese Americans Citizens League is hosting the annual Day of Remembrance event marking February 19, 1942—the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for 120,000...

Day of Remembrance <p>The Mile High Chapter of the Japanese Americans Citizens League is hosting the annual Day of Remembrance event marking February 19, 1942—the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II. Our program for the day features key speakers and presentations exploring the significance and impact of the event.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Lecture by Dr. Jared Orsi, Colorado State University Jared Orsi, professor of history and director of Colorado State University’s Public Lands History Center, will present from his book Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike. The...

Spare No Pains: Zebulon Pike’s Adventures in the Rocky Mountains <p>Lecture by Dr. Jared Orsi, Colorado State University</p> <p>Jared Orsi, professor of history and director of Colorado State University’s Public Lands History Center, will present from his book Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike. The explorer’s baffling activities in the mountains of Colorado between November 1806 and February 1807 have sometimes provoked charges of conspiracy, espionage or incompetence. Asking new questions of old sources, Orsi takes us back in time to see why Pike’s choices made perfect sense to him in his historical moment.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

As Denver's real estate "color line" began to move, so did African Americans. The early 1950s brought a flood of military personnel and all the sub service personnel and their families. Communities moved east past Downing Street, then to...

Beyond Five Points: Northeast Denver and Park Hill by Bus <p>As Denver's real estate "color line" began to move, so did African Americans. The early 1950s brought a flood of military personnel and all the sub service personnel and their families. Communities moved east past Downing Street, then to Franklin, and then to York. Once the line moved past Colorado Boulevard, the black migration into Park Hill exploded. Up through the 1980s it's said that 90 to 95 percent of all African Americans who lived between Downing, Monaco Parkway, 35th Avenue and 26th Avenue were college-educated and working in the military, social service, education or the medical industry. Join us for Black History Month as we explore the rich cultural history of African American migration and its impact on the neighborhoods of Denver! Includes bus transportation, admission and guides.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Terri Gentry, volunteer docent at the Black American West Museum, highlights the westward migration of African Americans and the significant contributions of black cowboys, educators, entrepreneurs, homesteaders, miners and medical and...

African-Americans in the West <p>Terri Gentry, volunteer docent at the Black American West Museum, highlights the westward migration of African Americans and the significant contributions of black cowboys, educators, entrepreneurs, homesteaders, miners and medical and military trailblazers in US history.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

The Vocal Coalition—who affirm the inherent dignity in all cultures and their musical manifestations by supporting young musicians—are presenting a special atrium concert featuring students and other local contemporary musicians. Back by...

Black Music Matters 2.0 <p>The Vocal Coalition—who affirm the inherent dignity in all cultures and their musical manifestations by supporting young musicians—are presenting a special atrium concert featuring students and other local contemporary musicians.</p> <p>Back by popular demand and curated by Denver gospel quartet Spirit of Grace, Black Music Matters 2.0 tells the story of the black experience from Africa to Colorado through music, narration, dance, and more.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

The lawlessness of the Wild West quickly lost its appeal for some. Theft, claim-jumping and murder were enough to bring Colorado's legal practices more in line with the civilized East. We examine the history of law—one of the most treasured...

And Justice for All: The Expression of Law in the West <p>The lawlessness of the Wild West quickly lost its appeal for some. Theft, claim-jumping and murder were enough to bring Colorado's legal practices more in line with the civilized East. We examine the history of law—one of the most treasured ideas of civilization—in Denver and visit some of the modern structures where, we hope, Justice is truly blind. The application and interpretation of the letter of the law remain contentious today, and in past years it could get outright dangerous. You don't have to be a lawyer to enjoy the journey. Don't object—join us for some bar-passing fun! Includes bus transportation and guides.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role...

Hands-On History Family Fun Day <p>On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>In March, activities will be themed around St. Patrick's Day.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

LEGO Building Workshop
Mar 16, 2019

Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. On March 16th, we'll build the LEGO City Airshow Jet Kit. The kit includes a colorful airshow jet plane toy plus a pilot...

LEGO Building Workshop <p>Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation.</p> <p>On March 16th, we'll build the LEGO City Airshow Jet Kit. The kit includes a colorful airshow jet plane toy plus a pilot minifigure. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12.</p> <p>We'll then tour our Zoom In exhibit before it opens to the public.</p> <p>Cost is $35 (members pay $30) and includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the LEGOs and instructions in the kit.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Lecture by Steven Conklin, Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado The rich history of radio in Colorado is shared through the stories of many of the broadcast pioneers, including the dentist who put the state’s first commercial station on the air...

On the Air: Colorado’s Radio History <p>Lecture by Steven Conklin, Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado</p> <p>The rich history of radio in Colorado is shared through the stories of many of the broadcast pioneers, including the dentist who put the state’s first commercial station on the air in his living room, the station owner who saved a landmark and the DJ who had a movie based on her story. Hear stories and sounds from nearly ninety years of radio, including news clips, jingles and the voices of DJs. Presenter Steve Conklin is president of the Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado, working to preserve the history of radio and TV.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

In the 1800s, Denver's districts of debauchery included access to "nymphs and fairies." The state's legal documents talked of "crimes against nature," and dressing in "non-conforming" clothing could lead to violence. Colorado has come a...

LGBT History of Denver: Another Side of Colorado’s History <p>In the 1800s, Denver's districts of debauchery included access to "nymphs and fairies." The state's legal documents talked of "crimes against nature," and dressing in "non-conforming" clothing could lead to violence. Colorado has come a long way since then in its views on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgered community. From police raids and quietly whispered names of bars serving a special clientele to the days of marriage equality and high school support groups, we explore the local story—much of which is only now being documented by the people who saw it and lived it.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Ancient Light
May 20, 2019

Lecture by Dr. Erica Ellingson, University of Colorado A thousand years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans built a great civilization in a landscape where even now the sky is a powerful presence. In this presentation, we’ll explore the deep...

Ancient Light <p>Lecture by Dr. Erica Ellingson, University of Colorado</p> <p>A thousand years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans built a great civilization in a landscape where even now the sky is a powerful presence. In this presentation, we’ll explore the deep understanding of the sky that’s expressed in Ancestral Puebloan art and architecture. We’ll examine the dance of light and shadow that trace the year at Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, and the subtle lunar cycles that were celebrated at Chimney Rock. Today, we see the same stars, sun and moon. By understanding them, we reach across the centuries to these ancient astronomers through our shared heritage of the sky.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 24, 2019

Lecture by Dr. Tom Noel Join our new State Historian, prolific author Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel, as he reflects on five decades of studying Colorado history and how he’s seen the field rethink the state’s heritage. In this address he’ll look...

The State Historian’s Address: Rethinking Colorado's Native American Heritage <p>Lecture by Dr. Tom Noel</p> <p>Join our new State Historian, prolific author Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel, as he reflects on five decades of studying Colorado history and how he’s seen the field rethink the state’s heritage. In this address he’ll look head-on at historians’ portrayals of American Indian history and at the ways Native Americans have chosen to portray their own past. See the stories of the first Coloradans in a whole new light.</p> <p>History Colorado Lecture Series<br />Learn more about Colorado's people and</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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