History Colorado 

The History Colorado Center in Denver is home to interactive exhibitions, programs for kids and adults, special events and cultural performances, and a research center that’s a portal to our vast collections of books, manuscripts, photography, documents, maps, and other artifacts.

At seven Community Museums around the state, we share the stories of the countless cultures that have made Colorado’s landscapes their home and shaped Colorado’s past—and still shape its present and future.

Denver Metro and Northeast Colorado

History Colorado Center


History Colorado inspires generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We provide programs, curricula, and training about Colorado history for K-12 schools and educators across the state.

Fort Vasquez


Fort Vasquez is open again - with a fresh new look and programs. Visit the site of an 1835 fur-trading fort and follow the paths of founders Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette, who hired mountain men like Jim Beckwourth and Baptiste Charbonneau at their adobe outpost on the South Platte River frequented by the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Lakota people

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Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin


Students explore life in a booming silver mining camp while stepping back in time through house tours and role-playing activities. We have designed an information packet that provides teachers with some background on Leadville history, along with pre-visit activities for students.

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Northwest Colorado

Southeast Colorado

El Pueblo History Museum


El Pueblo History Museum showcases the city’s history and the region’s many cultural and ethnic groups. The property includes a re-created 1840s adobe trading post and plaza, and the archeaological excavation site of the original 1842 El Pueblo trading post. Choose from a large selection of programs that engage students about life along the Arkansas River. Gallery tours and interactive programs introduce students to the trading post experience, Pueblo history, and archaeology.

Trinidad History Museum


Explore Trinidad’s past and its place in the American West at the Trinidad History Museum. The museum features several attractions on one block in Trinidad's acclaimed historic district.

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Southwest Colorado

Ute Indian Museum


Come celebrate the history and the living culture of Colorado's longest continuous residents at the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado.

Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center

Fort Garland

Discover life at a nineteenth-century military fort through engaging programs that explore the rich history of the San Luis Valley. Students walk through the adobe buildings and parade ground where Kit Carson once served as commandant.

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