The AAUW History and Culture Interest Group will be visiting the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway in Denver on Jan. 17, 2013. The center opened its first phase last April with rave reviews. Visitors will be treated to a floor map of the entire state measuring 40ft by 60ft with a unique navigation device to look up people and places of interest.
Two places that the culture group is familiar with are also featured – The Sand Creek massacre of 1864 and the Amache internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII. These two visits were extremely interesting to our group as somewhat traumatic and sad memories of the state. The History Center director who came from her previous job at The Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC indicates that history must be shown in all of its facets, both positive and negative.
There are also displays of the famous Howelsen Hill ski jump in Steamboat Springs, remembrances of the mining at Silverton, plus Lincoln Hills County Club where early black entertainers to the state found lodging.
Please plan to join us if you can.
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