For more than four decades, Park Hill resident and sculptor Ed Dwight has been casting Black history-makers in bronze to ensure that future generations know about their contributions to society.
Denver’s Marade…Largest in the Country
Terri Gentry is a fourth generation Denverite who has been attending Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. Marade since its inception in 1986. “It’s always been an event about unity and coming together, with people from all walks of life. Young people, old people, families pushing strollers. Blacks, whites, Latinos, Jews, Christians, Muslims.”
Learning About the West’s Black History
The museum’s mission is to tell the under-told stories of how African Americans helped settle and develop the American West, says the museum’s board president Daphne Rice-Allen. “Mainstream history does not portray a positive image of African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans in the West. But they were all important players in the development of the western United States.”
New Weather Tower Erected at The Urban Farm
Thanks to the persistence of Channel 7 meteorologist Mike Nelson, Central Park has a new weather station that will help provide more accurate forecasts and track various climate trends.
…NE News Updates
This month: 1) East High Black Box Production; 2) Bistro Vendome Is Coming to Park Hill; 3) Solana Apartments at Beeler Park; and State Update: Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site Expands.
Addressing Past Injustices: How is CO doing?
The country is struggling with how to address past injustices: The Sand Creek Massacre, Indian Boarding Schools, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Amache Internment Camp. How is Colorado doing?
Still Learning From the Ancient World
For centuries, people have marveled at a circle of upright stones standing on the Salisbury Plain outside of Wiltshire, England. How did the massive sandstones get there? What purpose did they serve? Who planted them? Spoiler alert: it wasn’t aliens.
Where Baseball Hits the Tracks: Two Museums Make a Connection
Baseball and trains have a shared history in the U.S. From the early days of baseball until the 1950s, baseball teams traveled by train and many teams were named for train lines. A collaborative presentation of the National Ballpark Museum and the Forney Museum of Transportation, “Where Baseball Hits the Tracks” treated about 30 visitors to some entertaining history about America’s pastime.
Remembering Denver’s Chinatown in the Midst of Renewed Anti-Asian Hate
Hate crimes against Asians are on the rise. Again. But this time, there’s a difference from last year’s wave of hate: The “mainstream” media, from newspapers to television news, has been reporting on the spike.
Archiving 2020: A Difficult Year
“2020 was a rough year for a lot of people, with big events that had an impact on everybody,” says James Peterson, assistant curator for artifacts at the History Colorado Center museum.