DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado History Museum is gone, and rising in its place is the fully interactive History Colorado Center a block down the street on Broadway.
“You won’t believe this place, it’s all Colorado — the stonework, the ceilings, the sandstone desks,” CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody said.
What’s being called Phase I of the center opens to the public in April, but there are already some researchers who are in the building by special appointment who are using the library and research center.
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A huge terrazzo map is at the center of the atrium in the building, and Moody reports that it “seems like you’re looking at the state from space.”
The atrium also features an impressive high definition timeline presentation.
“Unlike where we were before, which was kind of a hands-off approach, this is involving people in the exhibits and inviting them to become engaged and immersed in what’s going on, and talking and seeing and feeling; experiencing Colorado history,” History Colorado CEO and President Ed Nichols told Moody.
“This is Colorado history in a wonderful new facility — for research, for education and for family fun,” Moody said.
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– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.