The first Colorado museum focused on the past, present and future achievements of Colorado women is coming to Denver. And we can’t think of a better time than on the heels of International Women’s Day.

The Center for Colorado Women’s History, a community museum from History Colorado, focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, school tours and exhibits that celebrate the history of women in Colorado. The Center is a space for adventurous dialogue and challenging questions that:
  • Generate new knowledge and understandings of women’s role in history, in Colorado and beyond.
  • Reflect the diverse audiences of Colorado.
  • Share and collect stories that represent the lives and work of all women in Colorado’s past and present.
  • Amplify stories of the women who work within communities.
  • Connect local stories to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide.

And to top it all off, Governor John Hickenlooper has named March 21 “Center for Colorado Women’s History Day.” This isn’t the first time that Colorado has shown up for the female population. Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state legislature and Colorado ranks ninth in the country for woman-business owners. Needless to say, we’re kicking ass for estrogen.

The Center is open to the public at 10:30 a.m. where you can take a tour. Center for Colorado Women’s History is located at the Byers-Evans House Museum — a historic home that has a record of housing strong and influential women. It is situated at 1310 Bannock Street, Denver. For more information on the Center visit go here. 

Photo courtesy of the Center for Colorado Women’s History