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Black American West Museum, Denver

#16 of 24 in Museums in Denver
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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  • The historic artifacts are mostly things you'd see in other museums of the West, though they do add to the story of the Black Americans who lived with them. For me, the best part of this interesting.....  more »
  • Don't miss it! Put this museum on your bucket list when visiting Denver. The space is intimate and covered in historical artifacts of the Black American West. The docent that greeted us was...  more »
  • If you want to get a sense of the African-American experience in Denver as well as the wild west, this museum is a must-see. Do not underestimate its size, as it contains so many important national and local historical gems. Including a video about an all-black settlement in Colorado that is now a ghost town. As for the odd operating hours, that is mainly because it is volunteer run, but if you’re able to work it, into your schedule you will not regret it.
  • What an amazing collection of history that no one living in this area should miss. It is filled with little known facts and history of black people who changed the world. Don’t miss the video downstairs. The curators are knowledgeable, professional and have first hand experiences to share. This is a rare opportunity to learn what isn’t taught in school.

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