New History Colorado Center Finds Way to Stay Cool
Established in 1879, just three years after Colorado became a state, the Colorado Historical Society has long served as the state’s memory keeper, occupying a number of buildings over the course of its 133-year history. By 2008, the society sought a new home and an opportunity to reinvent itself for audiences of the 21st century.
Changing its name to History Colorado, the organization began a monumental effort to imagine a new headquarters and a groundbreaking history museum in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. In April 2012, the stunning 200,000-square-foot, $110 million History Colorado Center opened to the public with new exhibits and programs, blending artifacts, environments, media, and technology in immersive environments to showcase Colorado’s colorful stories.