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History Colorado unveils the toppled Union soldier statue with an exhibit that seeks to tell its story. Its whole story.

The conversation started almost immediately. Three women, visitors to History Colorado’s downtown museum, happened by the statue of a Union soldier that had been defaced and pulled off its pedestal during a stretch of racial equality protests months ago in Denver. They quickly read several very different interpretations — representing historians, veterans, indigenous tribes and […]

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In a shifting climate for research, Colorado State hosts a museum teeming with bugs — and that’s a good thing

FORT COLLINS — Amid a campus in metamorphosis, tucked in the basement space of a building that stands in the shadow of Colorado State University’s sparkling football stadium, Boris Kondratieff nurtures a collection of common and exceptional creatures — some that have been in residence since before statehood. The C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, […]

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Sacred objects, human remains and culture clash sparked a Colorado author’s desire to tell a tragic story

Chip Colwell is senior curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has held fellowships with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, National Endowment for the Humanities, and U.S. Fulbright Program. He has published 11 books and many articles in such publications as The Atlantic, The Guardian, and The Denver […]