The New York Times: A State Looks at Itself in a New Mirror
The History Colorado Center, which opens in Denver on Saturday, takes a new look at that state's past. (Including the history of the Lincoln Hills Resort)
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History Colorado Center: Not Your Father's Museum! [Link to article]
"Ten thousand years of Colorado history will come alive April 28, when the new History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway — previously known as the Colorado History Museum — opens its doors and its collections to the public for the first time in over two years...."
" Visitors will experience stories from Lincoln Hills, located outside of Boulder in the 1920s, one of only a few resort communities in the U.S. for African Americans during the Jim Crow era..."
by Amy Allen, Washington Park - The Profile
The Man From Cherry Creek North [Download PDF]
Preservation, restoration and activism characterize Gary Jackson's legacy
by By Ron S. Doyle (PUBLISHED IN: Colorado Super Lawyers 2012 — April 2012)
Winks Lodge part of state's black
heritage [Download PDF]
by Tom Noel (PUBLISHED IN: The Denver Post 02.19.2012)
LINCOLN HILLS FEATURED IN NEW HISTORY COLORADO CENTER [Download PDF]
The Legendary Lincoln Hills will finally have its official place in Colorado history! The celebrated land, sanctuary and country club resort for African-Americans during the 1920’s — 1960’s will be featured in Denver’s forthcoming, extraordinary state history museum formally named ‘History Colorado Center’.
The state-of-the-art museum, located downtown on Broadway, is a high-tech, interactive institution like no other in the country. The massive building, built using state-mined sandstone and other natural materials, is a bright & airy four-story atrium with lots of skylights & windows with scenic mountain views. Inside the museum is a giant video display screen & Colorado map embedded in the floor. Visitors will be educated, enlightened and entertained by an amazing virtual time machine and several interactive, automated mechanisms, displays, traveling exhibits and rare artifacts.The Center will also feature executive areas for weddings, receptions, conferences, events or meetings that will be available for rent year-round.
Lincoln Hills, Boulder Canyon, Wink’s Lodge and other related — and seldom recognized — historical treasures from the time period will be showcased in a major exhibit area named ‘Colorado Stories’; alongside displays on Keota, the Air Force Academy and Camp Ameche, the WWII Japanese internment camp. Finally Lincoln Hills, a staple of Colorado’s African-American heritage, will be exposed to all visitors.
Through authentic photos, images, information and relics, History Colorado Center will become an ideal location for learning the true history of Lincoln Hills. People will discover the outstanding individuals and community that built, maintained, protected and supported the land in a time of segregation, oppression and great adversity. History Colorado Center will be open to the public in May 2012.
“The landscape of Colorado was shaped over millions of years. Its natural beauty is diverse and unmatched. Our people? They are just as distinctive as our dramatic geography. Their stories are not only our roots, they are our heritage. Visitors of all ages will experience this rich history from a whole new perspective at the History Colorado Center. New exhibitions blend technology, artifacts and environments to shape compelling stories about our state — partnered with fun public programs for all ages to quench your curiosity. Do all this and more among Colorado’s most historic treasures. True Colorado experiences come alive at the History Colorado Center!”
For more information about the museum, its exhibits and its official opening go to:
To view a 9News article & promotional video of the museum, go to: