For those who think nostalgically about the 1960s’ activism, Dolores Huerta says, “Sorry you missed 1968, but we’re back.” A crowd of 300 chants “Sí se puede!” (Yes you can!), the motto of the United Farm Workers (UFW), as she takes her seat at History Colorado.
Over the last three decades governors, various legislators, education advocates, construction company executives, business leaders and civic activists have organized to ask Colorado voters to increase taxes to raise more money for the state’s cash-strapped schools, crumbling highways and other needs.
Lowry Air Force Base closed 25 years ago, but the Lowry neighborhood redevelopment retains its history in 30 original buildings, as well as design elements that acknowledge the area’s storied past.
Denver’s Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and the Black American West Museum partnered with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to explore the stories of local African American families through their family heirlooms.
“When They See Us” devotes a full episode to Korey Wise, referred to as “a walking miracle” by the other men whom the media dubbed the “Central Park Five.” Though the five boys-turned-men-in-prison continue to live with that moniker, all were exonerated in 2002.
This summer, we decided to go beyond our usual visits to my Japanese mother’s relatives, and take the children (ages 10 and 8) on a bit of a history tour: Hiroshima; The Floating Shrine; Traditions by the Sea of Japan; and more.
The paintings, ranging from the 1400s through the late 1800s, tell the stories of the personalities and events that shaped a nation over the course of five centuries.
History Colorado ties together beer and the state’s history in “Beer Here,” a collection of artifacts, photos, and other lore on display through August 2020.
“Take your pleasure seriously,” was the motto of Charles and Ray Eames, a husband-and-wife midcentury design team.
From the most technologically advanced photographic analysis of the Mona Lisa ever undertaken to kid-friendly desktop catapults, life-sized “cars” and a flying machine, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius, offers something for everyone.