History Colorado

1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Artifacts, stories, and art intermingle to tell the tale of Colorado and the American West. The museum is designed for multi-generational audiences and consists of over fifteen exhibits spanning four floors, capturing the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado.


Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City shares the many visions for and stories of the growth, urban development, and architecture of Denver from 1860 to today.

Colorado Stories - From the mountains to the plains to the plateaus, Colorado’s people are as diverse as the places they call home. Colorado Stories is a community-based suite of exhibits with media- and artifact-rich galleries exploring the many ways Coloradans have created community.

Living West - Colorado’s environment has shaped human history. At the same time, people’s choices have shaped the land.

Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History-Hear the story of Colorado’s longest continuous residents, told in their own voices.

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