History Colorado

History Colorado Center / Denver, CO

“A vibrant place where people will be able to experience Colorado history from an entirely new perspective…”

That’s the goal of the History Colorado Center, a new museum that opened in Denver in April, 2012. With the help of RLMG-produced media, the museum immerses visitors in the stories that underlie Colorado’s past, present, and future.

The experience begins as soon as visitors step into the museum. Entering the building’s atrium, visitors are immediately drawn to a twenty-two-foot long Christie MicroTile array that presents a dazzling 6-minute overview of Colorado’s history as well as a 27-minute video timeline of important events. On the floor nearby, a giant, interactive terrazzo map of Colorado invites visitors to navigate the state by wheeling around an H.G. Wells- inspired “time machine” which triggers short, fun movies about Colorado’s history.

Elsewhere in the museum, the exhibit galleries likewise burst with innovative media. In the Destination Colorado gallery, visitors sit in a Model T and experience a Sunday ride through the plains, complete with bumpy roads and scenic views. In the Colorado Stories gallery, visitors participate in an interactive game that introduces them to the varied, colorful characters who populated the 19th century trading post at Bent’s Fort. Other media experiences include a virtual ski jump, a media-rich tour of a silver mine, and interactives centered around a 1920s era Montgomery Ward catalog and a Keota High School yearbook.

For more information visit the History Colorado Center page.

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The Richard Lewis Media Group instantly became a member of our exhibits team – helping us decide how to use media effectively, discovering wonderful, obscure content, and trekking with us across the state to find just the right shots. RLMG is part of us now. Their work is excellent – the process is a blast!

— Kathryn Hill, Chief Operating Officer, History Colorado

Project Details
  • Client: History Colorado Center
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Project type: Master planning, Video, Touchscreen interactive, Physical/digital interactive
  • Date: April 2012