True Colorado: Western Heritage, Then & Now

Curated by DEN’s Art and Culture Program
January 2017 to March 2017
Jeppesen Terminal
Ansbacher Hall, Level 6 North, before A Bridge Security

"True Colorado: Western Heritage, Then & Now," let travelers experience the history of Colorado’s western lifestyle through educational and artistic displays.

The exhibit celebrated what Coloradans know to be true regarding the western cultural history of the state, and featured artifacts along with historical and current day information. The Mayor’s Office of National Western Center, an initiative of Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock, plus four significant Colorado establishments were featured for their contributions as tourist destinations, educators, and beacons for important cultural and western traditions. The exhibit explored the history, future vision, and creativity of each operation as they forged into the future while still embracing their long-running Colorado legacy.

Participating exhibitors: National Western Stock Show; CSU Extension’s 4-H; Rockmount Western Wear Mfg. Co.; The Colorado Saddlery Co.; Mayor’s Office of National Western Center, an initiative of Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

Photo gallery


DEN’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance, which enhances public places and features nearly 34 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations.