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State historian criticizes History Colorado for ‘history lite’ exhibits

Author: Steve Staeger, 9News - July 19, 2018 - Updated: July 19, 2018

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History Colorado Center in Denver (Trueshow111 via Wikimedia Commons)

The soon-to-be former state historian is criticizing History Colorado’s recent choices of exhibits, calling them “history lite.”

Patty Limerick wrote an opinion piece in Sunday’s Denver Post, claiming the exhibits at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver do little to tell the state’s full story.

“The current exhibits, as well as the ones on the near horizon, do little to provide historical understandings of issues that concern Coloradans today,” Limerick wrote.

Currently, History Colorado features several exhibitions, including a display of baseball memorabilia, a Lego recreation of parts of the state of Colorado and an exhibit featuring 100 interesting items in the museum’s collection.

A day after Limerick’s editorial was released, History Colorado announced it was replacing her job with a panel of several other historians.

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Steve Staeger, 9News

Steve Staeger, 9News