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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
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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

Nov 20, 2017

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

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image General Admission

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> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

COLORADO STORIES
Nov 6, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image Starting: 10:00 AM
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From the mountains to the plains to the plateaus, Colorado’s people are as diverse as the places they call home. Colorado Stories is a community-based exhibit with eight media- and artifact-rich galleries exploring the many ways that...

COLORADO STORIES <p>From the mountains to the plains to the plateaus, Colorado’s people are as diverse as the places they call home. Colorado Stories is a community-based exhibit with eight media- and artifact-rich galleries exploring the many ways that Coloradans create community.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

DENVER A TO Z
Nov 7, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image General Admission

Denverites know the Mile High City is like no other on earth. But what really makes Denver, Denver? A new History Colorado Center exhibit, Denver A to Z, taps into the essence of Denver letter by letter—“A” for adrenaline, “Z” for zombies,...

DENVER A TO Z <p>Denverites know the Mile High City is like no other on earth. But what really makes Denver, Denver?</p> <p>A new History Colorado Center exhibit, Denver A to Z, taps into the essence of Denver letter by letter—“A” for adrenaline, “Z” for zombies, and every letter in between. Discover the heart, the art, the whimsy, and the energy of Denver’s people, places, and moments in this lighthearted and interactive exhibit.</p> <p>The family-friendly exhibit features fun interactives, such as digital “throwdown matches” between Denver icons, including Mary Elitch, Molly Brown, John Elway, Tom Shane and more. A sculpture of Denver’s famous “Barrel Man,” Tim McKernan, pays homage to Denver’s spirit for sports. A reproduction of Lawrence Argent’s Blue Bear gives visitors an opportunity for a photo opp with the full bear and to learn more about Denver’s robust public arts program. A wall of beer bottles from local breweries honors this growing Denver tradition, past and present.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

Denver Diorama
Nov 7, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image General Admission

The Denver diorama, a 1930s-era public works project showing central Denver in 1860, dazzled visitors at the Colorado History Museum for almost seventy-five years. In the 1930s, the diorama broke new ground: funded by the Federal Emergency...

Denver Diorama <p>The Denver diorama, a 1930s-era public works project showing central Denver in 1860, dazzled visitors at the Colorado History Museum for almost seventy-five years. In the 1930s, the diorama broke new ground: funded by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and its successor, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), it provided badly needed employment to out-of-work historians, artists, architects, and craftspeople, and it helped kick off a period of creative activity that marked the first Golden Age of the Colorado Historical Society—today’s History Colorado.</p> <p>Exhibit developers have restored the diorama in a new state-of-the-art exhibit case in the lobby of the History Colorado Center. The setting makes a longtime favorite accessible to new generations.</p> <p>Presented by Wells Fargo in the Dick and Eddie Robinson Family Gathering Space</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

LIVING WEST
Nov 7, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Colorado’s environment has shaped human history. At the same time, people’s choices have shaped the land. And for centuries, water—so scarce and so vital—has been the key to thriving, or just surviving, in this changing, thirsty land....

LIVING WEST <p>Colorado’s environment has shaped human history. At the same time, people’s choices have shaped the land. And for centuries, water—so scarce and so vital—has been the key to thriving, or just surviving, in this changing, thirsty land.</p> <p>Living West explores the living dynamics between the people of Colorado and their state’s extraordinary environment.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

We Love Rocky Mountain National Park
Nov 7, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015. History Colorado is celebrating the people and the places of one of our most cherished spots in the We ❤ Rocky Mountain National Park exhibit. The exhibit is part of a year-long, state-wide...

We Love Rocky Mountain National Park <p>Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015. History Colorado is celebrating the people and the places of one of our most cherished spots in the We ❤ Rocky Mountain National Park exhibit. The exhibit is part of a year-long, state-wide celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial.</p> <p>Every day, we have amazing experiences in the park. We’re seeing a moose for the first time. Breathing in deep lungfuls of high mountain air. Proposing to our future spouse in front of Bear Lake. Climbing Longs Peak for the first—or 47th—time. Posing for a photo by a snowdrift on Trail Ridge Road. Camping with friends, or with an entire youth group.</p> <p>Here are the stories of people who’ve worked at, lived in, visited and loved the park over the last 100 years. What’s your story about Rocky Mountain National Park?</p> <p>We ❤ Rocky Mountain National Park introduces you to amazing people and the many ways they’ve loved the park. You’ll meet Ted Matthews, who attended RMNP’s 1915 dedication at the age of ten. He and wife Lois climbed, hiked, and photographed the park for decades. You can view the autochromes of Fred Clatworthy, the park’s premier early color photographer. You’ll learn to be a park ranger from Bob Flame, the fictional hero created by real-life ranger Dorr Yeager. Teddie Haines shows you the beauty and the isolation of living in the park full-time. You’ll learn how urban kids are learning to love the park with Roberto Moreno, founder of the Camp Moreno Project. You can also share your own story about Rocky Mountain National Park.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

Zoom In Exhibition Opening
Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, $10 Students (13-22), $8 Children (5-12)

The History Colorado Center’s newest exhibition, Zoom In has 100 stories to tell. Zoom in on 100 powerful artifacts to see how Colorado became Colorado. Culled from the vast collections of History Colorado, every object on view had a role...

Zoom In Exhibition Opening <p>The History Colorado Center’s newest exhibition, Zoom In has 100 stories to tell. Zoom in on 100 powerful artifacts to see how Colorado became Colorado.</p> <p>Culled from the vast collections of History Colorado, every object on view had a role in shaping our state—from the age of the Paleoindians to Jack Swigert’s Apollo 13 flight suit and beyond. Exhibition opens November 18!</p> <p>Mention Visit Denver or Denver 365 during your visit to get the discount.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

ZOOM IN: THE CENTENNIAL STATE IN 100 OBJECTS
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image General Admission

A hundred objects. A hundred portals to the past. Presented by Colorado State University Our newest exhibition has 100 stories to tell. Zoom in on 100 powerful artifacts to see how Colorado became Colorado. Culled from the vast collections...

ZOOM IN: THE CENTENNIAL STATE IN 100 OBJECTS <p>A hundred objects. A hundred portals to the past.</p> <p>Presented by Colorado State University</p> <p>Our newest exhibition has 100 stories to tell. Zoom in on 100 powerful artifacts to see how Colorado became Colorado. Culled from the vast collections of History Colorado, every object on view had a role in shaping our state—from the age of the Paleoindians to Jack Swigert’s Apollo 13 flight suit and beyond. </p> <p>You could never distill Colorado’s rich history into only 100 objects. But the ones we’ve selected, both ordinary and extraordinary, combine into a telling mosaic of the past—and, just maybe, a glimpse into our future.</p> <p>A brand-new space, the Tim Schultz Gallery presented by the Boettcher Foundation, has been created on the museum’s third floor to house the innovative 3,700-square-foot experience. The addition of Zoom In provides another core exhibit for museum visitors to explore. The exhibition joins core exhibits such as Living West, Destination Colorado, and Colorado Stories, giving museum goers a full dose of historically themed exhibits about the state’s past.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

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  • Image 1536 Wynkoop St., Ste. 108, Denver, CO 80202
  • Image From: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Image $19 - $30

Enjoy a fall walking tour of Lower Downtown, learning about interactions between Arapaho people and white settlers in early Denver. Our LoDo tour highlights both, showing how the world around the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte...

A Confluence of Another Kind: American Indians of Early Denver <p>Enjoy a fall walking tour of Lower Downtown, learning about interactions between Arapaho people and white settlers in early Denver. Our LoDo tour highlights both, showing how the world around the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte River was changing in 1858&#8211;64. Imagine tipis at 15th and Blake or native delegations visiting Governor Evans at 14th and Arapahoe. After the tour, you’ll have the option of hopping onto an RTD bus to Tocabe, a traditional American Indian restaurant, returning downtown afterward. The stories are there to find, so let’s find them together.</p> 1536 Wynkoop St., Ste. 108 Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

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  • Image 1 Lake Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
  • Image Starting: 5:00 PM
  • Image $350 - $425

Among elegance expressed in architecture, our stay at the Broadmoor includes a sumptuous dinner and overnight accommodations. The holiday illuminations will fill your heart with joy long after the last dessert spoon has been taken away. In...

Christmas Splendor: The Broadmoor Hotel <p>Among elegance expressed in architecture, our stay at the Broadmoor includes a sumptuous dinner and overnight accommodations. The holiday illuminations will fill your heart with joy long after the last dessert spoon has been taken away. In the morning, to make sure you don’t miss a historical detail, we’ll take a tour that stretches back more than a century. The Broadmoor has worn many hats, and they weren’t always made of silk. This is a tour for those with an eye for beauty and a taste for history. Now that’s refined.</p> <p><em>Includes one night’s lodging, dinner, guides and valet parking. Provide your own transportation.</em></p> 1 Lake Ave. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

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

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image Starting: 9:30 AM
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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...

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> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 20, 2017

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  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Image $44 - $60

Names deeply rooted in Colorado history—Long, Springer, Phillips, Phipps—shared one thing in common: the same fine castle, complete with all that was elegant and urbane. Today, this breathtaking edifice has been restored in grandeur and...

The Winter High Life: Highlands Ranch Mansion <p>Names deeply rooted in Colorado history—Long, Springer, Phillips, Phipps—shared one thing in common: the same fine castle, complete with all that was elegant and urbane. Today, this breathtaking edifice has been restored in grandeur and transformed into an event space for the modern city surrounding it. We’ll have a tour of the splendid Highlands Ranch Mansion, decorated for Christmas, and the histories are as entrancing as the building itself. We’ll follow up with a presentation about the history of Douglas County to give you a full overview of the region’s finest.</p> <p><em>Includes guide and a box lunch. Provide your own transportation to starting point and during the tour. Maps supplied.</em></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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