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Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

This small museum is dedicated to the history and culture of African Americans that helped settle the West. Artifacts, memorabilia, and oral histories were collected as a hobby of Paul W. Stewart and form the base of what is now the museum. The museum shares the stories of these individuals. The earliest information is from the frontier days, as well as buffalo soldiers and rodeo pioneers. 

The museum is located in the former home of Dr. Justina Ford, the first female African-American physician in Colorado. Dr. Ford delivered over 7,000 babies in this home. As tribute, the museum includes many photographs and medical equipment that was used in the first half of the 20th century. Her home was saved from demolition at the last moment, and moved to its current location in five points. There are also displays about entrepreneurship in five points. 

While the museum is self-guided, the staff are eager and available to answer questions about the exhibits and the neighborhood in general. 

The cost is Adults - $10; Seniors - $9 (65 and over); Students - $8; Children - $6 (12 and under) and located at 3091 California St., Denver, CO 80205 For more information you may Contact info@blackamericanwestmuseum.org or 720-242-7428. Office Hours are Friday & Saturday, 10am to 2pm.

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