150 Years of History on Display

When you’re in one place for a while you acquire a lot of stuff. And after 150 years of doing business in Colorado, the leaders of the Chamber have saved photos, letters and telegrams and even hand-written notes that document our work since 1867. Many of those documents have been stored at the Denver Public Library.

Over the past several months, our team, with the help of the library, has been combing through 135 boxes – almost a box for every year we’ve been in business. And, we’ve found some amazing things, from the hand-written telegrams focusing on connecting Denver to the transcontinental railroad that was going through Cheyenne in 1867 to the recent campaign work we’ve engaged in arounds issues like FasTracks and opening primaries.

To commemorate all these interesting – and sometimes surprising – facts and photos, we’ve partnered with the library to host an exhibit of our history at its Central Library, located at 10 W. 14th Ave on the seventh floor. The exhibit will be up through October. Our Gold members are invited to join us at the kick off the event tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

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We are so grateful the Denver Public Library is hosting this exhibit and giving our members and a community a little more insight into our work. And, we promise after visiting the exhibit you will leave with some great new cocktail party conversation.

See you there!

Kelly Brough is the president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber.