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Museums in Denver - Virtual Tour

Museums in Denver – Virtual Tour

Denver is located east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is on an elevation one mile (1600 meters) above sea level. 

During the 1858 Gold Rush, a group of gold prospectors from Kansas established a mining town, which became the first historical settlement in what was later to become the city of Denver.

The Colorado Territory was created in 1861, and Denver City was incorporated the same year.

Denver City, in 1867, became the acting territorial capital, and in 1881 was chosen as the permanent state capital soon after Colorado was admitted to the Union.

Denver is home to a wide range of nationally recognized museums, including the Denver Art Museum. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science houses aquamarine specimens and examples of the state mineral, rhodochrosite.

The state history museum, History Colorado Center, features hands-on and interactive exhibits, artifacts, and programs about Colorado history. Historic Colorado’s Byers-Evans House Museum and the Molly Brown House are nearby.

Virtual Tour of Museums in Denver

Virtual Tour of Museums in Denver

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an art museum is known for its collection of American Indian art, and its other collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world.

The museum has nine curatorial departments: Architecture, Design, and Graphics; Asian Art; Modern and Contemporary; Native Arts (African, American Indian, and Oceanic); New World (pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial); Painting and Sculpture (European and American); Photography; Western Art; and Textile Art and Fashion.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a natural history and science museum with a wide variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities focused on the natural history of the world.

The museum’s collection includes over one million objects in natural history and anthropological materials, as well as archival and library resources.

The Anthropology Collection contains over 50,000 objects and is made up of archaeological and ethnological artifacts. Additional holdings include the Ethnological Art Collection, and photographs and archival documents. 

The museum provides programs in anthropology, geology, health science, paleontology, space science, and zoology. 

Molly Brown House Museum

The Molly Brown House Museum was the home of American philanthropist, activist, and socialite Margaret Brown. She was known as “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” because she survived the sinking of the Titanic.

The museum is her former home and exhibits and preserves the history of her life and that of historic Denver.

The house was built in the 1880s incorporating several popular styles of the period, including Queen Anne style architecture. The house was purchased by Margaret’s husband, in 1894.

In 1926, Margaret turned the home into a boarding house, which was later sold after Margaret’s death in 1932. In the 1970s, Historic Denver was established to raise funds to restore the home and preserve it as a museum.

History Colorado Center

The History Colorado Center is a museum dedicated to the history of the state of Colorado. The Center’s exhibits feature hands-on learning using engaging stories and techniques.

The History Colorado Center features the following exhibits:

  • Living West –  explores the dynamics between the people of Colorado and the region’s environment
  • Colorado Stories – explore some of the people that have shaped Colorado’s history
  • Destination Colorado – focuses on the former town of Keota, Colorado, established in 1880
  • Time Machine – go back in time to learn from different periods in that state’s history
  • Denver Diorama – shows what the city looked like when it was a small town on the 1800s

Denver Museums

  • City:                      Denver
  • Country:               United States
  • State:                    Colorado
  • Founded:             1858
  • Incorporated:      1861
  • Population:          2.9 million – Metro

Museums in Denver – Map

Museums in Denver

Museums in Denver

 

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Museums in Denver

Museums in Denver

 

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