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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

Dec 9, 2018

Play Ball!
Apr 7, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

See classic baseball artifacts—from Babe Ruth to the Blake Street Bombers. Treasured memorabilia and iconic photographs bring the past to life through stories that begin on the ball field and echo through American history. Size up your hand...

Play Ball! <p>See classic baseball artifacts—from Babe Ruth to the Blake Street Bombers.</p> <p>Treasured memorabilia and iconic photographs bring the past to life through stories that begin on the ball field and echo through American history. Size up your hand against Babe Ruth’s. Find the nails Ty Cobb used to hold his favorite bat together, and admire the glove flashed by Willie Mays to make some of the game’s most memorable catches. See the uniform Joe DiMaggio wore in his final World Series and a receipt for roses he sent to Marilyn Monroe. And much, much more—these are just a few of the one-of-a-kind items on view in Play Ball!</p> <p>Opening with the 2018 baseball season, Play Ball! showcases the Marshall Fogel Collection, one of the greatest sets of baseball artifacts ever assembled outside the Hall of Fame. This celebration of our national pastime is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate baseball’s storied history in a way you’ve never seen it before.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 9, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

ZOOM IN: THE CENTENNIAL STATE IN 100 OBJECTS
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

LEGO Building Workshop
Dec 15, 2018

Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. On November 17th, we'll build the LEGO City Arctic Exploration Team Building Kit. The kit includes a snowmobile with...

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 November 17th, we'll build the LEGO City Arctic Exploration Team Building Kit. The kit includes a snowmobile with detachable trailer and three mini figures. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12.</p> <p>We'll then tour the Mesa Verde portion of our Living West exhibit before it opens to the public.</p> <p>Cost is $45 (members pay $40) 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

Dec 9, 2018

Raised as an only child in the mountains of rural western Colorado, A.J. was brought up surrounded by styles of music ranging across rock, folk, bluegrass, roots, and blues. After playing solo and in local bands throughout his mid-teens, by...

Tiny Library Concert: A.J. Fullerton <p>Raised as an only child in the mountains of rural western Colorado, A.J. was brought up surrounded by styles of music ranging across rock, folk, bluegrass, roots, and blues. After playing solo and in local bands throughout his mid-teens, by age 19 he was playing full-time in a rapidly developing solo career.</p> <p>His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking and slide of country roots music and the groove-based uptempo sensibilities of blues and rock ’n’ roll. He is a recent winner of both the Colorado Blues Society’s I.B.C. Competition and the Colorado Blues Society’s Members Choice Awards.</p> <p>Playing 200 to 250 shows a year, A.J. is hailed as “The Real Deal" and is one of the hardest-working young musicians on the scene.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 9, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

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

Dec 9, 2018

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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