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The Story of Colorado’s State Symbols

October 19, 2015

As Coloradans, we should all know state symbols that describe our lovely home, like the white and lavender columbine or the blue spruce. But did you know that Colorado actually has more than thirty official state symbols? These include our brilliant state gemstone—the aquamarine—and the dazzling rhodochrosite, our state mineral. Why do states promote symbols? Do they matter? State historian Dr. William Convery uncovers the history behind some of the more obscure state symbols—and makes the case for why we need them.

Two Lectures: 1p – 2p and 7p – 8p

Tickets: History Colorado members: $8.50, $6.50 with student ID; $10 for nonmembers

More info: http://www.historycolorado.org/event/story-colorado’s-state-symbols-0


October 19, 2015


History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, 80203 United States
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