History Colorado Center Hosts Outdoor Music Series July 8–29
The History Colorado Center (1200 N. Broadway) proudly hosts four free Thursday-evening concerts in July as the downtown museum celebrates summer in the city. The concerts, which take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on the museum’s shaded side porch along 12th Avenue, are open to all and no advance registration is required. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs. Music Where the Sidewalk Ends, which includes snacks available for purchase and a cash bar, is part of the Building Denver initiative to collectively envision a healthier, more inclusive, more equitable city. More information is available at h-co.org/building.
Thursday, July 8 | Venus Cruz
Thursday, July 15 | Los Mocochetes
Thursday, July 22 | Lolita
Thursday, July 29 | Avery Jacob
The History Colorado Center is open late until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings this summer through August. The bright, beautiful museum features more than a dozen exhibits designed to delight visitors of all ages. The museum is served by multiple public-transit routes and surrounded by parking meters that are free after 6 p.m. Convenient covered parking is also available at the Art Garage, 1268 Lincoln St. Concert guests are welcome to explore the museum prior to performances. Tickets ($0–14) are discounted when purchased in advance via historycolorado.org/welcome.
About Building Denver
Stoked by climate change, public-health crises, and a burning quest for more justice within our metropolis, Denver is in the midst of accelerating urban and social transformation. Its population has exploded over the last two decades, and while the city is more diverse than ever, it was also identified in a recent study to be one of the most rapidly gentrifying cities in the nation. How did we get to this point? Where are we, exactly? And where should we go from here? The many facets of the Building Denver initiative help answer some of these questions. Exhibits on all four floors of the History Colorado Center contribute to Building Denver, including a popular namesake exhibition on the past, present, and future of Denver’s built environment that opened over Memorial Day Weekend. Details are available at h-co.org/building.
Building Denver is made possible by generous support from Alec M. Garbini AIA, donors to the Executive Director’s Innovation Fund, Bank of America, The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department, Gates Family Foundation, Urban Land Conservancy, Continuum Partners–Mark Falcone, and RATIO/Dennis Humphries.
About History Colorado
History Colorado is a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a 501(c)3 non-profit that has served more than 75,000 students and 500,000 people in Colorado each year. It is a 142-year-old institution that operates Colorado’s oldest museum, nine additional museums and historic sites, a free public research center, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF), which is the nation’s largest preservation program of its kind. More than 70% of SHF grants are allocated in rural areas of the state.
In the spirit of healing and education, we acknowledge the 48 contemporary tribes with historic ties to the state of Colorado. These tribes are our partners. We consult with them when we plan exhibits; collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts; do archaeological work; and create educational programs. We recognize these Indigenous peoples as the original inhabitants of this land.
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, outreach to Colorado communities, the History Colorado Center and Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and nine other museums and historic attractions statewide. History Colorado is one of only six Smithsonian Affiliates in Colorado. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.