Recap: Behind the Scenes at History Colorado | Part III – Modernist Works

DAF held Part III of our special four-part series, Behind the Scenes at History Colorado – Tuesday, July 20th.

About the tour: On this tour, Anna Mascorella, Temple Buell Associate Curator of Architecture, took participants behind the scenes to view select modernist works in the History Colorado Collection. Items included architectural drawings by John Henderson, as well as projects by Wheeler & Lewis Architects and the Falkenberg Construction Company. For those seeking modern design inspiration, the tour also featured resources and materials from History Colorado’s archives. 

About the building: Established in 1879, History Colorado offers the public access to cultural and heritage resources. History Colorado’s flagship museum, the History Colorado Center, opened in 2012 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. Designed by Tryba Architects, the center houses core and traveling exhibitions, along with the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, State Historical Fund and Stephen H. Hart Research Center—a portal to its vast collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, documents, maps and other artifacts. The center also hosts public programs and events, educational programs and cultural performances.

About the tour guide: Anna Mascorella is the Temple Buell Associate Curator of Architecture at History Colorado. She holds a Ph.D. in the history of architecture and urban development from Cornell University. She has been at History Colorado since 2018.