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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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  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Blocks to CCC: 9
  • Event Space:
  • Hours: Open daily: 10am-5pm
  • Indoor Fire Code: 4000
  • Miles to airport: 24
  • Miles to CCC: .9
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 2094
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 10
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

Apr 1, 2020

Hands on History @ Home
Mar 23, 2020 - May 11, 2020

  • Image Apr 1, 2020
  • Image Starting: 10:00 AM

One of Colorado's largest educational resources is coming online today. Hands on History @ Home is now live Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. History Colorado's team of professional educators and storytellers now offer free, interactive...

Apr 1, 2020

The project of British and US settler-colonialism in North America sought to eliminate Indigenous communities in order to appropriate their land for European settlement and for slave-based commercial agriculture. It's not a moment in time,...

Apr 1, 2020

At a mile above sea level and boasting more than 245 days of plentiful sunshine a year, it’s no coincidence that Colorado became the mecca for solar astronomers and Sun enthusiasts alike. But, how did it start? And who made it happen? And...

Apr 1, 2020

How can horses help us understand what's shared and what's contested when it comes to how historical and contemporary human communities in Colorado lay claim to their heritage? In this public symposium, we ponder the contributions all...

Apr 1, 2020

History Colorado Free Day
Apr 26, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020

Diverse organizations from across the metro area provide more than 100 free days each year made possible, in part, by funding from SCFD. • Sunday, April 26 (Día del Niño) • Saturday, August 1 (Colorado Day)

Apr 1, 2020

Marshall Fogel shares the story of Maurice Rose, the son of a Denver rabbi who left a lasting legacy as the namesake of Rose Medical Center. Drawing from his recent book Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battletank Commander In...

Apr 1, 2020

Andrew Gulliford speaks about the historical archaeology and ways of life around sheep herding in Colorado’s high country and Utah’s canyons. Along with tales of the 19th and 20th century cattle and sheep wars, he’ll share his findings,...

Apr 1, 2020

Bold Women. Change History.
Feb 12, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020

Join the Conversation. One hundred years ago, this country adopted the Nineteenth Amendment—the biggest expansion of voting rights in US history. Happening after decades of struggle and activism, it was a moment that revolutionized women's...

Apr 1, 2020

What don’t we know about the women’s suffrage movement in America---and what can all of that tell us about our politics today? Researchers and authors Dawn Teele and Sally Roesch Wagner discuss where women and the vote have been, and where...

Apr 1, 2020

Dismissed as “bawling, ranting women, bristling for their rights,” by Presbyterian preacher Rev. Thomas Bliss, many Colorado women weren’t about to take such notions and insults lying down. And why should they? In Colorado, as in other...

Apr 1, 2020

Overnight Trek = Ambitious Join Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel on our traditional jaunt for choo-choosey Coloradans. This four-day grand tour includes a chance to stay at the Historic Strater Hotel in Durango. Take the waters during an overnight...

Apr 1, 2020

Foods of Denver by Bus
Jun 10, 2020

Bus Tour = Easy There’s more to life than enriching your mind through the study of history. Sometimes what you need is to get out and enrich your soul through good food and good company. Join us for our annual Pilgrimage of the Plate,...

Apr 1, 2020

Interested in a true hands-on experience working with real museum collections? If so, come join Mark Nelson, History Colorado's collections manager, and contribute to a major project to improve the preservation and storage of clothing in...

Apr 1, 2020

Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. For this workshop visitors will build the LEGO Creator Extreme Engines Kit, and have a special guided tour of our Destination...

Apr 1, 2020

Walking Tour = Moderate The metropolitan area’s FasTracks network keeps growing. New lines are opening over the next few years, but we won’t let our annual Summer Solstice ride be interrupted while we’re waiting to find out which ones will...

Apr 1, 2020

Historic newspapers are great sources of information for historians, genealogists, and anyone who enjoys coming face-to-face with the past. Learn more about our newspaper collection and how to use it in your own research. Reservations...

Apr 1, 2020

Bus Tour = Easy Nestled in the foothills of the Front Range, Bailey looks like the ideal small town but has a controversial past. It was founded as a ranch and stage station by William Bailey, and the Denver & South Park Railroad...

Apr 1, 2020

Irish Denver by Bus
Jul 19, 2020

Bus Tour = Easy Join Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel for an annual tour tradition! We’ll start with libations and a Celtic meal and enjoy a slideshow about Colorado’s Irish landmark people and buildings. Afterward, board our deluxe coach for a...

Apr 1, 2020

Overnight Trek = Ambitious Time to turn your eyes to the skies with an exploration of the celestial sphere above us and the ways we interact with it. The highlight of our tour will be a visit to Westcliffe, the only International Dark Sky...

Apr 1, 2020

Tina Cassidy
Aug 12, 2020

Author and journalist Tina Cassidy talks about the showdown between President Woodrow Wilson and suffrage leader Alice Paul, and what it meant for American democracy in the early years of the 20th century. Ticket Price: $15. Members $10....

Apr 1, 2020

Tina Cassidy
Aug 12, 2020

Author and journalist Tina Cassidy talks about the showdown between President Woodrow Wilson and suffrage leader Alice Paul, and what it meant for American democracy in the early years of the 20th century. Ticket Price: $15. Members $10....

Apr 1, 2020

Low Sensory Morning
Aug 13, 2020

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

Apr 1, 2020

Overnight Trek = Challenging History Colorado teams up again with Centennial Canoe Outfitters for this exciting trip through a wild, remote area. Along the journey, historian Dr. Andy Gulliford of Fort Lewis College facilitates the trip and...

Apr 1, 2020

Lisa Kathleen Graddy
Sep 23, 2020

How have American women built--and have been built by---our two-party political system? And what happens when women wield political power? Smithsonian Institute Historian and archivist Lisa Kathleen Graddy charts the birth of American...

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