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Meet the USS Colorado

 

Last updated 6/1/2022 at 11:39am

DENVER - On June 6, from 2:45-3:30 p.m., visitors to the History Colorado Center are invited to meet the Navy crew of the U.S.S. Colorado nuclear-powered-attack submarine. Attendees will learn about living aboard it for long durations of time. The meet and greet will take place in the Stephen H. Hart Research Center on the 2nd floor of the History Colorado Center and is included with a general admission ticket.

"Crewmembers from the submarine will be visiting the History Colorado Center to learn more about their boat's namesake state," explains History Colorado Anschutz Associate Curator of Military History Dr. Chris Juergens. "But this will be an interactive question and answer session where our museum visitors will also get to ask about life in the Navy and aboard the U.S.S. Colorado."

Visitors will also get to learn about a prior U.S.S. Colorado, a WWII-era battleship decommissioned in 1947, through artifacts that will be on display in the Research Center.

The event was coordinated with the U.S.S. Colorado Submarine Association, which organizes crew visits to Colorado.

About History Colorado

History Colorado is a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a 501(c)3 non-profit that serves more than 75,000 students and 500,000 people in Colorado each year. It is a 143-year-old institution that operates Colorado's oldest museum, ten additional museums and historic sites, a free public research center, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF), which is the nation's largest preservation program of its kind. More than 70% of SHF grants are allocated in rural areas of the state.

History Colorado's mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state's memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, outreach to Colorado communities, the History Colorado Center and Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and 11 other museums and historic attractions statewide. History Colorado is one of only six Smithsonian Affiliates in Colorado. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.

History Colorado Center is at 1200 Broadway, Denver. Call (303) 447-8679 for more information, or visit https://www.historycolorado.org/history-colorado-center.

 

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