Tesoro Cultural Center
Tesoro’s office is open limited hours – we are generally in the office Wednesday through Friday from 9 until 2. Please feel free to stay in touch with us through our email, Info@TesoroCulturalCenter.com or call us at 303-839-1671 and leave a message if we are not available.
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May 1, 2021
Dear Friends and Supporters of Tesoro Cultural Center,
Spring may arrive any day now and with it the renewal of life! With that said, we are hopeful that you are all healthy, well, and vaccinated so we can all return to a bit more normal way of life! Our Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance is moving forward, and we hope that you will be as excited about this as we are! This year’s event will take place on June 5 & 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days. We expect about fifty of the finest Indian artists to sell and demonstrate their art, and Ceremonial dance exhibitions, songs, traditions, and culture will be shared through the Southern Cheyenne Nation. Our honored veteran, Harvey Pratt, is also one of our artists and a Cheyenne chief. Rest assured, additional measures will be in place to protect the health and welfare of all participants, guests, volunteers, and staff.
We have been fortunate and continue to operate through this storm thanks to a variety of grants, donations, and memberships. We continue to do with what we do best – preserving Colorado’s rich history. The 2020 – 2021 Historic Lecture Series has been able to present lectures throughout the season and has one additional lecture left by State Historian, Duane Vandenbusche on May 16. The out-pouring of donations and memberships at increased levels is amazing and we are extremely grateful for the generosity we have seen.
We are looking forward to resuming our educational programs with modifications to protect everyone’s health and safety. Tours of the Fort have resumed, and some have already been booked!
Please celebrate with us at the following events:
- Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance – June 5 & 6, 2021
- 1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market – September 11 & 12, 2021
- Farolito and Pinecone Ceremony – Sunday following Thanksgiving 2021
- Member Only Holiday Auction and Costume Party – To be Determined 2021
- Las Posadas – Christmas Eve 2021
We have a fabulous year in the making and look forward to seeing you again – we would love to have you take part in what we do best – preserving the traditions, culture, and history of our past. Your continued support will help Tesoro survive the challenges that lay ahead. Here’s to a great 2021!
Holly Arnold Kinney
Tesoro Cultural Center
The 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, Native 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 outreach programs designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage.