History Live Durango

History Live! celebrates the humanities in Southwest Colorado with lectures, workshops, and live portrayals of historic figures. Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable is proud to offer a full month of programming each September.

The Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable coordinates a month of history, anthropological, and archaeological events in La Plata and Montezuma Counties in September that will include two Chautauqua presentations by national scholar Susan Marie Frontczak. Meet Marie Curie Thursday, September 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m

History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua

The Museum of Western Colorado, Colorado Humanities, and local partners will present Music & Merriment September 9 – 10, 2022. Performances, lectures, musical groups, and presentations by local Grand Valley History Players, and national scholars will be offered at the Grand Valley Events Center after an opening night at the Museum of Western Colorado. Meet Woody Guthrie, Cass Elliot, and Erma Bombeck. For more information, visit https://museumofwesternco.com/.

Colorado Book Award Winners Announched

Colorado Humanities and Colorado Book Awards finalists came together on Saturday, June 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House Studio Loft for a celebration of Colorado’s best literature published in 2021. If you missed the event or would like to watch past readings, they can be viewed on our YouTube and Facebook.

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity — Cutting Edge Leadership

Please watch a public conversation with innovative leaders about health care, education, and housing/unhoused to help us figure out how to create a better future for everyone. Topics included bias and inequity in the workplace, how to support change, and how to get involved in racial justice work.

Colorado Humanities Announces Grant Recipients

Colorado Humanities is happy to announce that 79 organizations were awarded a total of $725,114 in Colorado Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grants.

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