Tesoro Cultural Center celebrates Colorado’s rich history and cultural heritage of the 19th to 21st century through innovative programming and events. Our events celebrate American Indian and Hispanic traditions from the past as well as their contemporary culture. Seasonal events explore, educate and validate the impact that the past has on society today, while the Farolito Lighting and Las Posadas are Hispanic-based holiday events that are free to the public.
New for 2015 Tesoro has created our first teaching curriculum: The Kiowa People: In Their Own Words – a video featuring John Emhoolah, a Kiowa Tribal Member and Colorado resident, and his family; plus a companion Activity Packet.
Public Education Events
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.