New Chance for History Museum

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When the Colorado History Museum (now the History Colorado Museum) had the chance to move out of its old space, they were thrilled.

When the Colorado History Museum (now the History Colorado Museum) had the chance to move out of its old space, they were thrilled. This was the best chance to start fresh and make a newer, better, museum.

The goal was to make the museum more hands-on and less looking-through-glass. They started by making a map on the floor in the entry hall, with different gold circles representing different regions of Colorado where you could move a “time machine” around the floor to see different stories in the history of Colorado.

The first exhibit, Destination Colorado, is about a small town called Keota on the eastern plains of Colorado. The exhibit has stuff EVERYWHERE. And lots of it is hands on. Sadly, Keota never had a population of more than 140 people and didn’t make it. It is now a ghost town.

The History Colorado Museum had many goals, and they have many more. Within the next three to four years, they plan to make many, many more exhibits.