Colorado Historical Society

Denver Int’l Airport: there’s gold in them thar concourses


Well, as this fellow will tell you, maybe not gold nuggets, but lots of cool stuff about gold and the role it had in the history of Colorado.


In their first foray outside a museum environment, The Colorado Historical Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the gold rush to the Rockies with an exhibition at Denver International Airport.

The exhibit commemorates the anniversary of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859 with documents, photographs, music, poetry, guidebooks, maps, letters, and diaries from prospectors and other participants in the gold rush.


I’m looking forward to learning the old-time miner’s definitions of the words rapper, rocker, dog house and kibble.


The Colorado Gold Rush exhibit is on display at Denver International Airport through August, 2009.  You’ll find it stretched out along the walkway leading to  the security-screening checkpoint by the A Gates, so even folks without tickets can enjoy the show.

(All images courtesy of the Colorado Historical Society)