Community Curation Denver

November 1–11, 2018

Community Curation is coming to Denver, Colorado November 1 - 11, 2018 in collaboration with the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and the Black American West Museum.

We're bringing 11 days of workshops, programs, history and culture to Denver, Colorado. Join us to learn how to preserve your family photos, research genealogies and hear about local African American history, culture and religious life. Plus, we'll have a digitization team onsite to help you convert your family videos and documents to digital formats.

The Community Curation Project connects African Americans across generations by preserving our history through the digitization and sharing of stories, photos, and videos to the Museum’s online community collection. Register today for our free digitization sessions and sign up to attend public programs lead by curators, historians, and archivists from the Museum and the Denver community, or follow us online @NMAAHC #CuratedByCommunity for more from our community curation events.

(L to R) Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and Black American West Museum

(L to R) Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and Black American West Museum

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Black American West Museum

Learn More

From November 1 - 11, 2018, the Museum's Robert Frederick Smith Explore Your Family History Center is bringing its Community Curation Project to Denver in collaboration with the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and the Black American West Museum for 11 days of free community workshops, public programs, history, and culture. 

Digitization Sessions

The Museum's digital archiving team will provide hands on digitization services for your family's memories and special moments from your community. Register to attend free sessions to digitize photographs, video, and film and share your stories to our Community Curation Platform as part of the Museum's online community collection.

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Public Programs

From November 3, - November 10, the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is also hosting a series of free public programs featuring curators, genealogists, oral historians and archivists from the Museum and Denver community. Learn how to use online resources to research your family's genealogy, conduct oral history interviews, learn about local African American history, culture, and religious life, and more. To see a full schedule of programs visit Etix, all programs are free and open to the public but sign up is required.

Sign Up to Attend

Media Resources

Our media kit includes information about the Community Curation and its organizers, a Program Guide and staff bios.

Download the Media Kit

Drug store inside the Arcade Mini-Mall, owned and operated by Charles and Alta Cousins at 725 East Twenty-Sixth Avenue, circa 1935.

Drug store inside the Arcade Mini-Mall, owned and operated by Charles and Alta Cousins at 725 East Twenty-Sixth Avenue, circa 1935.

Black American West Museum

Stay Up to Date

A full schedule will be available in October. All programs are free to the public but registration will be required. Follow @NMAAHC on Twitter and use #CuratedbyCommunity for more updates.

  • The Marshall Brothers Trio
    The Marshall Brothers Trio (Black American West Museum)
  • Dr. Justina Ford, circa 1920s. The first African American female doctor in Denver.
    Dr. Justina Ford, circa 1920s. The first African American female doctor in Denver. (Black American West Museum)
  • Wright Transfer Company truck, circa 1915.
    Wright Transfer Company truck, circa 1915. (Black American West Museum)