Fielder worries that climate change threatens the landscapes and vistas he has documented over several decades
After missteps that shut down an earlier exhibit, the museum painstakingly rebuilt trust. The new display rests on native voices.
History Colorado’s opening of a new exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre helped descendants deal with a disconnect that for many tribal members reflects difficult family history.
The makeup of the state’s geographic naming board could change even more in December because 6 of 15 members’ terms have expired
Iconic professor, author and scholar created the Center of the American West to document and explore history, politics, traditions and culture of western U.S.
No thoroughfare in Colorado is more famous than Colfax. As a vital part of America’s first coast-to-coast road, US Route 40, Colfax Avenue occupies 50 miles of the National Road envisioned by Gen. George Washington. Learning about Colfax is a journey back to America’s founding. Exploring Schuyler Colfax, Jr., and his namesake avenue, provides profound […]
Long before the height of the civil rights movement, something rare was starting in the Colorado mountains. Nestled in Gilpin County, “a Black utopia” thrived for nearly four decades in the form of a mountain resort built by African Americans, for African Americans — the only of its kind west of the Mississippi. Operating between […]
Probably once a week, a client wanders into the Key Bank branch on Speer Boulevard, just west of Interstate 25 in Denver, and while taking care of financial matters ultimately veers the conversation to … cheeseburgers. Specifically, they want to talk about the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In, the first eatery of its kind in the […]
On Sunday — Colorado Day, marking the state’s 145th birthday — Nicki Gonzales will become the official state historian, and the first Latino person to assume the role. Gonzales, a professor of history and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Regis University, will serve a one-year term, succeeding historian and author Duane Vandenbusche. Gonzales […]
History Colorado has debuted an online archive of 1,300 pages of original Ku Klux Klan membership records from 1924 through 1926, previously on public display at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver. History Colorado digitized the hate group’s ledgers, which include about 30,000 entries, to highlight the widespread racism built into the city’s political […]