Who Are We?
Founded in 1879, History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society brings the unique
character of Colorado's past to more than a million people each
year through historical museums and highway markers, exhibitions,
manuscript and photograph collections, popular and scholarly publications,
historical and archaeological preservation services, and educational
programs for children and adults. In short, the Society collects,
preserves, and interprets the history of Colorado for present and
future generations. History Colorado is unique in that is is both a nonprofit agency with its own
membership and a state
institution located within Colorado's Department
of Higher Education.
Museums and Historic Sites
History Colorado operates twelve historic
sites and museums in 10 locations around the state, including the Colorado History Museum
in Denver. Each has its own regional character and thematic focus-from
the days of the fur trade along the South Platte and Arkansas Rivers
to early Hispanic life and settlement in southern Colorado, the
Ute Indians of the Western Slope, the Clear Creek gold rush, the
Leadville silver boom, and the growth of Denver.
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As the designated steward of Colorado history, we aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future.
How Can You Join Our Community?
History Colorado carries out its mission and continues its work with the
support of over 5,000 individual and family members, corporate
members and sponsors, a professional staff of 113, a volunteer corps
of approximately 500, special advisory councils representing
the diversity of Colorado's people. We welcome you to become a part
of our community as a volunteer,
intern, member, staff
member, corporate member, or corporate sponsor.
2009-10 Annual Report
The Society's annual report offers a lively look at
the organization's accomplishments. You can download a copy of the 2009-10 report as a PDF file by clicking here. You will need Adobe© Acrobat Reader© to view it.
If you would prefer that we mail you the report, please click here to request a copy.