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Explore Colorado’s past through the archives, artifacts, and photographs of the History Colorado Collection.

The Stephen H. Hart Research Center provides access to the History Colorado Collection as well as research and reproduction services. The Research Center is open via appointment Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-3pm. Please visit the Research Center page for more information. Research Center staff are happy to help with virtual assistance at cosearch@state.co.us or by telephone 303-866-2305

Bring the excitement of discovery and exploration home with you through one of History Colorado's Legacy and Learning Kits. Kits are ideal for those interested in preserving heirlooms, collecting stories, or engaging with the History Colorado Collection. Depending on the kit, materials are either available for purchase or rent and can be shipped or picked-up from the History Colorado Center.

To order, click the checkbox for the kit you'd like to order and hit the SUBMIT button.

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Legacy & Learning Kit: How to Clean SilverKit will provide supplies for cleaning silver and tarnish prevention. The materials provided for cleaning silver should be able to clean 4-5 medium teapots. The silvercloth provided for tarnish prevention should be able to line a jewelry box or make a small pouch and the anti-tarnish strip should work in apx. 420 cubic inches. Amounts are approximate and depend on size, level of tarnish, application, storage situations, etc.

$15 for non-members or $13 for members
$16 for shipping or free to pick-up at History Colorado Center

+Kit includes:
+Cotton pads
+Cotton tipped applicators
+Calcium Carbonate
+Silvercloth-18”x18”
+Anti-tarnish strip
+Copy of How-To Clean Your Silver presentation
+Cleaning Silver Conservogram
+Material lists
+Instruction sheet for silvercloth
+Information for anti-tarnish strips
+Information for calcium carbonate
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Legacy & Learning Kit: How to Store TextilesThis kit is perfect for anyone interested in storing a textile that is important to them, such as a military jacket or a quilt. Using the supplies provided, individuals can follow museum industry standards for storing textiles. Especially important is the step-by-step guide that is included with your purchase. This guide details a special museum technique for creating tissue supports for your textile that will help prevent long-term damage. This kit is only available for pick-up at the History Colorado Center.

$60 for non-members, $50 for members
$79 for shipping or free to pick-up at History Colorado Center

Kit includes:
+Museum quality textile storage box- 24” x 36”
+14 sheets of archival tissue paper
+Step-by-step guide for storing textiles
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Legacy and Learning Kit: Wedding Dress StorageAre you a bride-to-be and starting to think about what to do with your dress after the big day? Or perhaps you have a wedding dress crammed in a closet somewhere that you wish was stored better? The wedding dress storage kit is great for both past and future brides who want museum quality storage and preservation for their dress. The kit is only available for pick up. Pick up locations include the History Colorado Center as well as other History Colorado Community Museums. Customers will be contacted to arrange pick up after purchase.

$150 for non-members, $140 for members
$79 for shipping or free to pick-up at History Colorado Center

Kit includes:
+Step-by-step guide for storing your dress
+Museum quality textile storage box- 22" x 60"
+25 sheets of archival tissue paper
+1 pair of gloves
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Legacy & Learning Kit: Military Service Medals StorageThis kit provides the essentials for anyone interested in storing military service medals, such as badges, ribbons, or patches. Using the supplies provided, individuals can follow museum industry standards for storing military awards. The step-by-step guide included with your kit details the importance of using archival materials, the different ways you can arrange the medals for display, and environmental storage suggestions. This guide will help prevent long-term damage while providing a great display option. This kit is available for pick-up at the History Colorado Center or shipping for an additional cost.

5"x7" box: $40 for non-members, $30 for members
8"x10" box: $45 for non-members, $35 for members
$16 for shipping or free to pick-up at History Colorado Center

Kit includes:
+Choice of a 5" x 7" or 8" x 10" clear lidded box
+Black stockinette covered foam block
+Tyvek cover
+Small plastic bag to store pin backings
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Legacy & Learning Kit: Potholder Crochet PatternsCalling all crochet enthusiasts! Make your own potholders based on real objects from History Colorado's Collection (2007.58.8 and 2007.58.9). This kit includes a link to a YouTube instructional video (about 1 hour) to teach you how to crochet the two patterns provided. The video, featuring two volunteers from History Colorado, walks viewers through each step in both patterns as well as optional modifications and recommendations to create your own take on real museum objects.

$20 for non-members, $15 for members
$16 for shipping or free to pick-up at History Colorado Center

Kit includes:
+5 mm metal crochet hook
+Two instructions for patterns from the History Colorado Collection (2007.58.8 and 2007.58.9)
+Two contrasting colors 4-ply craft yarn (cannot guarantee colors)
+Two contrasting colors 10 weight cotton crochet thread (cannot guarantee colors)
+Link to YouTube instructional video on how to create both patterns
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Legacy & Learning Kit: Oral History and Collection KitAre you interested in preserving your family’s stories? Do you want to collect the history of your organization? Would you like to do it all with high-tech recording technology? History Colorado is now offering oral history collection kits that are perfect to record those special memories!

$75 for 1-month rentals, which can be extended pending availability. SD cards are available for purchase for an additional fee.
$45 for shipping (includes return shipping) or free to pick-up at the History Colorado Center
After renting an oral history collection kit online, you will be contacted to schedule the pick-up or delivery of your kit.

Kit Includes:
+Zoom H2N recorder
+Tripod
+Remote control
+USB cable
+Instructions you need to successfully record your family and community stories.
Note: You will need your own SD card and (optional, for cable-free recording) 2 AA batteries.
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