History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society

When you support History Colorado, you enable us to preserve iconic places, artifacts, and stories throughout the state. You make it possible for us to keep Colorado history alive in all 64 counties, and educate over 500,000 people a year!

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General Information

General
Official Name
The State Historical Society of Colorado​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
History Colorado the Colorado Historical Society, Colorado Historical Society Inc., History Colorado, Colorado History Museum Inc.
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
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Date Established
1879
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-6000482
Addresses
Headquarters Address
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-866-2251
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
N/A
Web/Email
Email
karen.antonacci@state.co.us
Website
www.historycolorado.org
Social Media Links
       

Mission Statement

History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.

Organization History

Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We are the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan-by sharing powerful stories, honoring our state's treasured memories, and creating vibrant communities.

We offer access to Colorado's history through cultural and heritage resources like our museums and historic sites statewide, programs for families and adults, stewardship of Colorado's historic treasures, and resources for students and teachers making a positive impact on preschoolers, students in grades K-12, and those in higher education. We provide programs and services related to historic preservation and archaeology as well as access to a vast collection of archives, artifacts, and historical photography.

We strive to be a place of belonging for all Coloradans and to serve as a platform for community connection. We're committed to Colorado's diverse communities through programs like We Are Colorado. We know we're making a positive impact when we can make a personal, Colorado connection between one's individual story and Colorado's shared history.

Testimonials

Our school, Mountain View Academy, had an amazing time at the History Colorado Museum this past school year! It such a joy that the students got to experience fun and interesting activities about the state in which they live. Most of our students do not get to experience things outside of their neighborhoods, so the fact that they were able to see things they may have never seen before was very beneficial. Donations made it possible for our students to broaden their horizons and have a great time as well. This fund makes it possible to open up experiences for students.
Thanks!
Mountain View Academy

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