Tesoro Cultural Center (Tesoro means "Treasure" in Spanish) is committed
to protecting and
making available to the community the artistic treasures
of our American past. All Tesoro events are
inspired by Colorado’s
rich history and shared experiences with Southwest, Spanish, Mexican,
American, African American and Early European cultures. From art
and cuisine to historical
re-enactments and music, Tesoro's mission is to create community based events and educational
designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage.
Tesoro Cultural Center’s Services
Teaching Colorado’s past with accomplished and professional historical interpreters. Tesoro offers ½ day field
trip that includes a trunk show, tour and an optional lunch to K-12 students in the Denver metro area
including Boulder, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Douglas and Denver counties. Students learn how Old Bent’s
Fort multi-cultural community helped shape the present-day West through commerce, constructive problem
solving and communication.
Preserving Colorado’s rich history and cultural heritage of the 19th–21st century through innovative programming
and events. Our events celebrate American Indian and Hispanic traditions from the past as well as their
contemporary culture. The Indian Market & Powwow and Spanish Colonial & Western Art Market & 1830’s
Rendezvous explore, educate and validate the impact that the past has on society today. Farolito Lighting &
Pinecone Ceremony and Las Posadas are Hispanic-based holiday events that are free to the public.
Connecting the work of scholars, historians and authors with public audiences. The Historic Lecture Series
(academically endorsed by Yale University and the Howard Lamar Study of Frontiers and Borders) presents
the finest, esteemed humanities scholars, historians and authors in the field of Western American history.
The lecture series cultivates a new appreciation for the diverse cultures that shaped our current landscape,
and in doing so, increase knowledge and respect for all people.
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