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Party time! History Colorado rolls out birthday festivities statewide

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 16:48:43-04

This fine state could use a break. Colorado deserves a party unlike any other this year. Starting Monday, July 27, History Colorado lets the good times roll all the way to Colorado Day on Saturday, Aug. 1. Denver7 invites everyone to join us as we celebrate our state with a birthday bundle of festive occasions, both online and in person.

Colorado Day makes its triumphant return as History Colorado’s annual day of free admission at all eight of their museums throughout the state, on Aug 1. Free admission will be offered via reserved, timed tickets and appropriate protocols and procedures (including masks for all visitors over the age of three and social distancing) will be followed.

For the first time ever, Colorado Day festivities will also include a full week of digital delights. A combination of live virtual events, carefully crafted videos, an online Birthday Bash bursting with fun and games, and a Spirit Week of playful prompts on social media ensure this year's celebration will be one for all and one for the record books. Special guest Gov. Jared Polis will pop into History Colorado’s social media channels, and their five members of the State Historian’s Council will describe their favorite things about the state on the History Colorado blog. New videos will showcase the great outdoors, while perfect recipes and downloadable crafts are also available. Look for Denver7 news anchors to join in the fun, reading books about Colorado, and singing Happy Birthday to our great state.

Click here for details on the celebration, including registration for the virtual birthday party at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Click here to book free admission to museums. All visitors who select tickets for Saturday, Aug. 1 in the online reservation system will be able to book at no charge.

At the beautiful History Colorado Center, a historic day of entertainment awaits throughout four floors of interactive exhibits – including the final weekend for Beer Here! Brewing the New West, and the critically acclaimed art exhibit Hecho en Colorado – plus the whimsical John Denver Experience in the sun-soaked Anschutz Hamilton Hall.

Amid all the fun, History Colorado also gets down to business: on Colorado Day it will pass the role of official State Historian from Dr. William Wei to Dr. Duane Vandenbusche.

About History Colorado
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. They serve as the state’s memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, outreach to Colorado communities, the History Colorado Center and Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and nine other museums and historic attractions statewide. History Colorado is one of only six Smithsonian Affiliates in Colorado. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.