In honor of Colorado’s 141st birthday, the History Colorado Center and its associated museums throughout the state will be free to the public on August 1. Join them for fun hands-on ways to celebrate Colorado’s wild, colorful, historical, traditional and modern culture.
On August 1, 1876, Ulysses S. Grant signed the proclamation that made Colorado the 38th state. Now, 141 years later, “Colorado Day” is a time to celebrate what makes Colorado a unique and invaluable part of the United States.
“By empowering Coloradans in understanding and celebrating our rich history, we can all work together and look to building a better future,” said Steve W. Turner, executive director of History Colorado.
At the History Colorado Center, Colorado Day will be celebrated with live performances and a full day of llamas, blacksmith demonstrations, a mountain man rendezvous tent and cook area, and a variety of activities and booths from Colorado Proud, Cabela’s, Aurora Public Library, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and more.
In addition to the daylong festivities, at 11:15 a.m. museum visitors are invited to enjoy birthday cake along with Governor John Hickenlooper and Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne.
Cap off the day and enjoy happy hour at their weekly event, History Buffs and Brews. History Colorado and partners, Great Divide Brewing Company and the Rendezvous Cafe will offer $3 beer specials, tasty appetizers, live music, and a full bar from 4 to 7 p.m.
History Colorado partners with Colorado Proud, of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, to bring these events to the public.
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