Activities at History Colorado museum for Women’s History Month
The Resonant and Impactful Stories of Colorado Women
Take Center Stage at History Colorado in March
History Colorado is proud to announce a number of offerings that center on the ways that women have shaped our shared history in celebration of Women’s History Month. From a celebration of International Women’s Day to a tour of woman-owned businesses, and a new episode of History Colorado’s critically acclaimed podcast which highlights women’s fortitude, there are multiple opportunities to share, learn, and engage with the work of Colorado women from the past and present.
International Women’s Day Celebration | Denver, CO – March 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bold Beverages & Bolder Women Bus Tour: Explore. Immerse. Connect. | Denver, CO
History Colorado Center | March 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets ($115-135) and additional information are available here.
Bold women change history for themselves and their communities. Join History Colorado, as we visit a tea shop, cafe, and brewery where they serve social justice advocacy with their delicious food and drinks. TeaLee’s Teashop, in historic Five Points, is a Black-woman-owned shop, proudly serving the community as an afro-centric gathering spot. Convivio Cafe is a bilingual, Guatemalan, immigrant- and woman-owned cafe in Denver. Sourced from farmers and communities in Guatemala, Convivio advocates for their community in Denver and at home. Lastly, Goldspot Brewing Company is a queer, woman-owned brewery dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for everyone.
Lost Highways Presents: William Cathay / Cathay Williams: Buffalo Soldier
Available wherever you get podcasts.
The newest episode of History Colorado’s critically acclaimed podcast, Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains, dives into the story of Cathay Williams, the Black woman who chopped off her hair, put on men’s clothes, and enlisted as a Buffalo Soldier under the name of William Cathay. In addition to this exploration of a woman’s fortitude to break into a man’s world, season four of Lost Highways has covered the rags-to-riches story of Winfield Scott Stratton, The Man Who Regretted His Millions. Lost Highways explores how our state’s history connects to current events and continues to impact our lives today thanks to the team of expert hosts who shine light on the forgotten episodes of Colorado’s past.
Bold Women. Change History. Summit.
March 22, at the Colorado History Center
Schedule: 10 am-4 pm: The Summit // 4-6 pm: Happy Hour // 6-7 pm: Keynote by Alicia Garza
The Summit is a one-day gathering that highlights the power of women to create our future, lead our present, and shape our history. This interactive day features bold women who take risks and innovate in ways worth replicating and who demonstrate a powerful spectrum of leadership. In short and energizing talks, women leaders from many fields will share how they show up, create, disrupt, and transform our communities. TICKET $75
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza will talk about her book The Purpose of Power and the possibilities that movements hold for our collective future. Garza will talk about what she has learned from years of bringing people together to effect change and how she created a paradigm for addressing inequities when established avenues fail. (You can attend her speech alone, and not the summit)
Discount tickets for those who cannot afford full price.
Ongoing Women’s History Offerings
In addition to its March programming, History Colorado has a number of ongoing projects, programs, and exhibitions that highlight the historic contributions of women to the Centennial state year-round.
This includes the Center for Colorado Women’s History which focuses on scholarship, research, lectures, tours, and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. Return of the Corn Mothers: Inspiring Women of the Southwest at the History Colorado Center honors the unsung heroes of the community, and celebrates more than 70 women who exemplify the essence of the Corn Mother.
The series of Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibitions at the History Colorado Center, Trinidad History Museum, and El Pueblo History Museum explore life in the borderlands between the United States and the Republic of Mexico before and after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This includes highlighting how women were disproportionately impacted by the treaty and saw many of their rights revoked following its signing.
The What’s Your Story? exhibition at the History Colorado Center includes the stories of Colorado women who have embraced their own unique superpowers and made an impact on our state or nation.