The Denver Public Library’s Creating Your Community project has been made possible by a National Leadership grant from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) and the support from several community partners. The Denver Public Library and partners came together to build communities, digitize archival materials, and provide scanning and preservation events for the public.
Auraria Library is an academic library serving the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.
Aurora History Museum
The Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, decorative arts, and fine arts exhibits focusing on a wide variety of topics with educational programs, tours, teas, workshops and family events offered for all ages throughout the year. Something for Everyone!
Colorado Genealogical Society
CGS was founded in 1924 and is the oldest genealogical society in Colorado. The society has more than 250 members and welcomes visitors and new members alike who want to share our interest in family history and genealogical research.
Denver Public Library
The Denver Public Library's purpose is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. The Western History/Genealogy Department is recognized for having one of the most outstanding collections of Western Americana and genealogy in the country. Over 800,000 images are available for viewing online in the DPL Digital Collections. The collection chronicles the people, events and places that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western frontier. The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is the only library of its kind between Detroit and Oakland. The Library serves as an educational and cultural resource for the people of Denver, Colorado, and the world, focusing on the history, literature, art, music, religion, and politics of African Americans in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain West.
Douglas County History Research Center
The Douglas County History Research Center collects and preserves the history of Douglas County, the High Plains, the Divide area of the Front Range and the State of Colorado in order to provide historical research resources to the public. We offer reference services, public programs and online resources to a diverse audience of adults and youth.
Four Mile Historic Park
On the banks of Cherry Creek, just four miles from downtown Denver, Four Mile Historic Park is a 12 acre oasis featuring Denver's oldest standing structure, pioneer exhibits, special events for all ages, and guided tours that transport visitors to Colorado's frontier past.
History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society, was established in 1879. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education, History Colorado offers the public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and the Stephen H. Hart research library.
Historic Denver, Inc.
As one of the nation’s premier non-profit urban historic preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. works to maintain the integrity of the historic neighborhoods that make Denver unique. Through grant funds and easement donations, Historic Denver has invested over $20 million dollars into our community and neighborhoods, heightening awareness of our architectural heritage and educating and empowering neighborhoods to positively affect quality changes in our developing city. Almost four decades into our journey, we continue to advocate for Denver’s identity as a city that remembers and respects its past as it plans for the future.
Historic Denver, Inc. Website
Lakewood Heritage Center
Lakewood's Heritage Center showcases the history of Lakewood and the many changes, inventions and lifestyles of the 20th Century. Located in Belmar Park, the museum has over 10 historic structures, 30,000 artifacts, a festival area and an outdoor amphitheater. The Visitor Center at Lakewood’s Heritage Center is home to the Radius Gallery, which hosts historic and touring exhibitions, and the Spirit of Lakewood exhibit that chronicles the history of the Lakewood area and highlights the unique and influential people who shaped Lakewood into the community that it is today.
Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives, Penrose Library at the University of Denver
The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives are part of the Center for Judaic Studies and Special Collections, Penrose Library at the University of Denver. The mission of the RMJHS and Beck Archives is to publicize and preserve the historical heritage of the Colorado Jewish community. The Beck Archives contain a variety of materials, including manuscripts, private papers, institutional records, photographs, oral histories, newspaper, and memorabilia reflecting the Jewish experience in the state.
Zion Baptist Church
Zion Baptist church was founded by a small group of people that came from other territories and towns. They came to Colorado with limited resources, little education, and wagons filled with determination. Historical records recognize November 15, 1865 as Zion's official date of origin.