Not Just Your Granddad’s Diorama
On View Now
The Denver diorama, a 1930s-era public works project showing central Denver in 1860, dazzled visitors at the Colorado History Museum for almost seventy-five years. In the 1930s, the diorama broke new ground: funded by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and its successor, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), it provided badly needed employment to out-of-work historians, artists, architects, and craftspeople, and it helped kick off a period of creative activity that marked the first Golden Age of the Colorado Historical Society—today’s History Colorado.
Exhibit developers have restored the diorama in a new state-of-the-art exhibit case in the lobby of the History Colorado Center. The setting makes a longtime favorite accessible to new generations.
Presented by Wells Fargo in the Dick and Eddie Robinson Family Gathering Space
DENVER A TO Z
This new exhibit taps into Denver's essence letter by letter—"A" for adrenaline, "Z" for zombies, and every letter in between.
Discover the heart, the art, the whimsy, and the energy of Denver's people, places, and moments in this lighthearted and interactive exhibit. Click here to learn more!
Members receive free admission to History Colorado museums and sites around the state for a full year.
Current and future History Colorado Center exhibits and educational programs depend on private donations. Donate now and make history today!