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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

Feb 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

Feb 24, 2019

Self-Preservation by Anthony Garcia Sr.
Jul 9, 2018 - Apr 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

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 24, 2019

Sisters of Courage
Mar 11, 2019

Join Dave Lively as he follows one family through the turmoil of the last half of the 19th century. The Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Panic of 1893 all take on new meaning with this story of their impact on the Harbison family....

Sisters of Courage <p>Join Dave Lively as he follows one family through the turmoil of the last half of the 19th century. The Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Panic of 1893 all take on new meaning with this story of their impact on the Harbison family. Buffeted by the winds of national events, the family started their life all over as Annie and Kittie Harbison homesteaded in a peaceful mountain valley. Come and enjoy their story, leading up to the development (and underdevelopment) of Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll also learn how the Harbison ranch buildings were removed to allow their ranch to become the park's west entrance.</p> <p>This event is being held in partnership with the Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House Museum.</p> 1310 Bannock St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 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

Feb 24, 2019

Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras
Apr 14, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019

Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras features artists from southern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and beyond whose artwork explores the concept of borderlands and what homelands are today. Artistas del sur de Colorado, del norte de Nuevo...

Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras <p>Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras features artists from southern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and beyond whose artwork explores the concept of borderlands and what homelands are today.</p> <p>Artistas del sur de Colorado, del norte de Nuevo México, y de otras regiones, exponen obras de arte, utilizando una variedad de técnicas, para explorar el concepto de las Tierras Fronterizas y de las tierras de hoy.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Beer Here! Brewing the New West
May 18, 2019 - Aug 1, 2020

A river of beer flows through Colorado's past. Back in the gold rush, saloons weren't just saloons. They were post offices, restaurants, hotels, and social clubs. But then Colorado banned alcohol—four years before Prohibition hit the rest...

Beer Here! Brewing the New West <p>A river of beer flows through Colorado's past.</p> <p>Back in the gold rush, saloons weren't just saloons. They were post offices, restaurants, hotels, and social clubs. But then Colorado banned alcohol—four years before Prohibition hit the rest of the country. By the 1970s, beer was big business again—really big business. Now, homebrewers have gone pro and it seems like there's a brewery on every corner.</p> <p>All of this making you thirsty for more? Come explore our brewing past, present, and future. See beer-brewing equipment from then to now, a massive bottle-breaker from Prohibition days, the nation's first aluminum beer cans, and a wealth of other artifacts from our state's hoppy history.</p> <p>More than just a tale of ale, this is a story of Colorado—told over a few beers.</p> <p>Beer Here! is generously supported by Coors Brewing Company and Ball Corporation.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 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

Feb 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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