Day of the Girl Essay Contest

The Center for Colorado Women’s History and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2019. Denver metro students in grades 3 through 8 are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.

The 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, 99 years ago, to ensure that gender would not be a barrier to voting in the United States.  Many women fought tirelessly for this amendment to the constitution and the fight for equal voting rights continued after 1920.

Participants should submit a 250 to 500 word essay responding to this prompt:

Before the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, states could deny women the right to vote. Why do you think it is important for women to have the right to vote and why would voting be important to you?

A winner from each category will be invited to attend an afternoon tea with Denver’s Margaret “Molly” Brown to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, at 4:30 pm, at the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House.

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame – Magic on Main Street

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13th Annual Magic on Main Street
Littleton Block Party in Historic Downtown Littleton

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will participate in the 13th Annual Historic Downtown Littleton Block Party on June 10, 2017. This family-friendly event runs from 6-11pm on Main Street. This event features food, beer and wine, 6 stages of music, 2 firework shows, and other activities. Event is free to attend. Tickets may be purchased for food and drinks. Join us and learn more about the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. This event is a great party!

University of Denver Portrait Exhibit and Reception


MARCH 27 – JUNE 26,  2017 ~
This exhibit features all 152 CWHF Inductees.

Opening Reception, March 30, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m 
Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women
1901 E. Asbury Avenue, 1st floor Denver, CO, 80210

Portraits will be displayed at:

  • Anderson Academic Commons
  • Bonfils Stanton Music Library
  • Colorado Women’s College
This portrait exhibit features all 152 CO Women’s Hall of Fame inductees, with biographical information and highlights of their impact on Colorado and the world.   The opening reception on March 30th will be hosted by DU’s Colorado Women’s  College.   Come and view a selection of the panels and portraits of inductees who have made their mark in philanthropy, science, the arts, law, and advocacy, meet the organizers of the Hall, and mingle with some of the these extraordinary women.
Light refreshments will be served.  This event is FREE, but registration is required Register for Reception
We hope you can make it!
Read more about our featured inductee: Lena Archuleta
Visit our home page: Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Classes – An Event Series 2017


6-8:30 PM

We are presenting Wine and Pairing classes in 2017. This event is part education, part fundraising, and 100% opportunity to eat chocolate and drink wine!   There will be five opportunities to attend throughout the year. Purchase Tickets

Spend an evening with CWHF inductees sharing stories and learn to pair chocolates and wines with The Chocolate Therapist, Julie Pech. Bring your appetite for wines and chocolates from Julie’s store. Check dates below for guest inductees and locations. Questions? Call 303-271-3599 Price is $40.00

We will feature 2016 Inductee Anna Jo Haynes President Emeritus of Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers as our guest who will share her story with us on March 22, 2017. Anna has been a tremendous advocate for children for over 30 years.

This series will continue in May, and then again in the Fall on two dates. See all of our upcoming activities Upcoming Activities