History Colorado

A nonprofit organization

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Your gift to History Colorado today will support our work benefitting all Coloradans across our great state—now and into the future. You play an important part in shining a light for Colorado!

We are building long-term sustainability and economic well-being across Colorado. 

History Colorado's preservation programs connect with communities to help save the places that are important to them. The impacts of this work actively offer solutions for the challenges of today, including affordable housing, climate change, and the deepening needs of Colorado's urban and rural communities.

We are transforming lives and strengthening communities through education.

Each year, History Colorado serves more than 59,000 children and youth, provides curriculum and resources to Colorado teachers, and reaches more than 46,000 adults through our educational programs. This is in addition to providing FREE admission to anyone 18 and under to all of our statewide museum sites!

We are sharing diverse stories, illuminating the history of all Coloradans.

History Colorado is our state’s memory keeper, and we are committed to a deeper understanding, a dynamic reconciling and a compassionate and fearless exploration of our shared history. We are honored to work alongside Coloradans to ensure that all histories are represented in our grand human story.

Shining a Light on Colorado

See first-hand how History Colorado shines a light on this grand human story we share in making this such a special place to call home.

We ask you to shine your light by making your gift to History Colorado today!

Thank you in advance for your generosity to History Colorado.

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

Background Statement

History Colorado is a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving more than 75,000 students and 500,000 individuals in Colorado each year. It is a 144-year-old organization that operates Colorado’s oldest museum; 10 additional museums and historic sites; the Stephen H. Hart Research Center; the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation; and the History Colorado State Historical Fund, which is the nation’s largest preservation program of its kind.

Fulfilling our responsibility to the state and Coloradans, we serve as the state’s memory. We preserve and share the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through exhibitions, educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, and outreach to Colorado communities. History Colorado is one of only six Smithsonian Affiliates in Colorado.

Rooted in our state's communities, we strive to be a place of belonging and connection for all Coloradans. We commit to work that is guided by, for, and of the communities we build, belong to, and serve. In pursuit of a more just and equitable Colorado, History Colorado embodies the following grounding virtues as our foundation.

• Being in Community

• Amplifying and Centering Voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

• Co-creation and Shared Authority

• Humility and Reflection

• Responsiveness and Flexibility

• Shared Destiny

Organization Data


Organization name

History Colorado

other names

History Colorado the Colorado Historical Society, Colorado Historical Society Inc., History Colorado, Colorado History Museum Inc.

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Large Organization


1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203



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