Colorado s Historic Sites Museums

When I began work on this book , I discovered that there were more historic sites than I had anticipated and that the museums were heavily centered in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas . Obviously space does not permit extensive ...


Author: David Eitemiller

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558380892

Category: History

Page: 48

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Part of the Colorado Traveler Guidebooks series.

Colorado Museums and Historic Sites

... LIVING - HISTORY MUSEUMS ( see also OUTDOOR HISTORY MUSEUM PARKS AND VILLAGES ) Burlington Old Town , 75 Cedaredge Pioneer Town , 85 Colorado Springs Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site , 106 Delta Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum ...


Author: Victor J. Danilov


ISBN: UOM:39015042397144

Category: History

Page: 445

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From the Denver Art Museum to the Colorado Alligator Farm to the Ludlow Massacre Site, this exhaustive guidebook covers every Colorado museum and virtually every historic site, including ghost towns, historic buildings, monuments, visitor centres, aquariums, art galleries, botanical gardens, and historic districts. Representing famous and unusual sites from not just the big cities, but across the entire state, this complete guidebook contains something for both the tourist and the long time Coloradan. Victor J Danilov gives up-to-date information on each place of interest, providing addresses, fax and phone numbers, e-mail and web site addresses, hours, and admission costs. City guides as well as category listings make it easy for readers to find the information they are looking for. Danilov also provides historical information on each site unknown even to many of the state's residents. With Colorado Museums and Historic Sites in hand, there is no excuse for failing to experience all the diverse cultural and historical destinations Colorado has to offer.

Colorado Excursions with History Hikes and Hops

Historic Site: Camp Hale Natural Site: Twin Lakes Drinking Site: Silver Dollar Saloon Day 2—Leadville to Aspen Historic Site: National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum/Matchless Mine Natural Site: Maroon Bells Scenic Area Drinking Site: ...


Author: Ed Sealover

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625857521

Category: Travel

Page: 213

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Experience Colorado’s history, beauty, and award-winning breweries with this travel guide featuring ten weekend excursions. Full of fascinating history and natural beauty, Colorado also boasts a thriving craft beer culture. In this informative guide, author Ed Sealover offers a series of itineraries that combine all three. Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops features ten three-day excursions full of nature, historic sites, and unique watering holes. Discover sprawling parks and celebrated landmarks throughout the state. Visit oddball destinations like the trail of America's favorite cannibal and the renowned ghost town of Saint Elmo. Work up a thirst on the hiking trails of Rocky Mountain National Park and unwind on the single block in the state that is home to a brewery, a winery, and a distillery. Uncover the craft, creative and cultural gems that make the Centennial State a curious wanderer’s dream.

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

Colorado City continued to grow, although slowly, and was eventually annexed to Colorado Springs in 1917. ... Today, the city-owned 230-acre Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site protects the last remaining open space in the valley.


Author: Debra A. Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 987

Interpreting Agriculture in Museums and Historic Sites orients readers to major themes in agriculture and techniques in education and interpretation that can help you develop humanities-based public programming that enhance agricultural literacy. Case studies illustrate the ways that local research can help you link your history organization to compelling local, national (even international) stories focused on the multidisciplinary topic. That ordinary plow, pitch fork, and butter paddle can provide the tangible evidence of the story worth telling, even if the farm land has disappeared into subdivisions and agriculture seems as remote as the nineteenth century. Other topics include discussion of alliances between rural tourism and community-supported agriculture, farmland conservation and stewardship, heritage breed and seed preservation efforts, and antique tractor clubs. Any of these can become indispensable partners to history organizations searching for a new interpretive theme to explore and new partners to engage.

Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites

Kane was a senior manager at the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), where she worked for sixteen years, and special projects director at the Denver Art Museum. She has a bachelor's in sociology from the University of ...


Author: Kristin L. Gallas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759123274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 431

This book moves the field forward in its collective conversation about the interpretation of slavery—acknowledging the criticism of the past and acting in the present to develop an inclusive interpretation of slavery.

Historic Colorado

Danilov, Victor J. Colorado Museums and Historic Sites. Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado Press, 2000. This catalog-like publication includes all museums throughout the state, not just those related to Colorado's history.


Author: Claude Wiatrowski

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781616732080

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 823

With its ancient pueblos and dinosaur bones, its gold mines and railroads, and its pioneering place in the westward push of the American frontier, Colorado is a state alive with history. This illustrated adventure through historical Colorado takes readers by scenic backroads from the towering Rocky Mountains to the vast Great Plains, with stops at every turn for a revealing view of the state’s rich past. Filled with spectacular modern photographs and historic black-and-white images, Historic Colorado tells the stories behind the most important and fascinating places in the growth and character of the Centennial State. The book follows in the footsteps of explorers and prospectors, cowpokes and pioneers, down the Santa Fe Trail, across the Continental Divide, up Clear Creek, and over Lizard Head Pass. It explores the legacy of mining, the railroads, and the Old West, as well as the heritage of Native Americans. It ventures through towns and cities, farmland and untamed wilderness, revisiting the stories of the people and personalities who made centuries of history in America's highest state. Maps and travel tips round out the book, making it as useful to the tourist as it is entertaining for the armchair traveler.

Museums and Historic Sites of the American West

first museums in Colorado , has extensive collections on mineralogy , paleontology , geology , and Colorado mining and exhibits of ... The Cross Orchards Historic Site is the museum's living - history farm that interprets the social and ...


Author: Victor J. Danilov

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110430084

Category: Travel

Page: 827

View: 839

Provides a comprehensive guide to the historic sites and museums pertaining to the early American West.

Guide to U S Army Museums and Historic Sites

COLORADO Fort Carson Fort Carson is one mile south of Colorado Springs . From 1–25 , near Colorado Springs , take exit 56A , then 12 mile to Fort Carson . Museum is on O'Connell Road , near main entrance .




ISBN: UCR:31210023606765

Category: Government publications

Page: 116

View: 771

Historic Tales of Colorado s Grand Valley

The Museum of Western Colorado has become the largest multidisciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver. It includes four major museum facilities: Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, the Whitman Educational Center ...


Author: Kate Ruland-Thorne

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439657669

Category: True Crime

Page: 144

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Colorado’s Grand Valley has an extensive geological and human history going back millennia. Franciscan priests worked in tandem with the native Ute people to plot passage through the territory, opening the valley to unprecedented settlement. The region became the playground of enterprising visionaries, murderous outlaws, hooligans and harlots alike. From the gruesome Meeker massacre and its tragic consequences for the Ute nation to the mysterious murder of Sam McMullin and a showdown with the Ku Klux Klan in 1925, uncover the engrossing stories of an unyielding land. Author Kate Ruland-Thorne recounts many of the defining and damning moments throughout Grand Valley history.

A Colorado History 10th Edition

For an introduction to historic preservation, see Elaine Freed, Preserving the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains (Albuquerque, 1992). Victor J. Danilov includes information on more than six hundred Colorado museums, historic sites, ...


Author: Maxine Benson

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780871083234

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 171

Experience Colorado with this new, enlarged edition of A COLORADO HISTORY. For fifty years, the authors of this preeminent resource have led readers on an extraordinary exploration of how the state has changed—and how it has stayed the same. From the arrival of Paleo-Indians in the Mesa Verde region to the fast pace of the twenty-first century, A COLORADO HISTORY covers the political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues, along with the fascinating events and characters, that have shaped this dynamic state. In print for fifty years, this distinctive examination of the Centennial State is a must-read for history buffs, students, researchers—or anyone—interested in the remarkable place called Colorado.