2014 – 2015 Historic Dinner and Lecture Series >

Join The Tesoro Cultural Center for the 2014 – 2015 Historic Lecture Series featuring an exciting lineup of historians, authors and professors who delve into life in the Early West. A delicious dinner inspired by the foods of the 19th century will follow each lecture.

Join us in the afternoon for lectures at the Denver Public Library on 10 West 14th Avenue, on the 5th Floor in the Gates Meeting Room, in Denver, Colorado. The Lectures start at 1:30 p.m., are FREE, and open to the public.

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15th Annual Indian Market and Powwow – Coming in May, 2015

Join The Tesoro Cultural Center at the Eleventh Annual Indian Market and Powwow on May 16 - 17, 2015, where award winning Native American artists will show their wares and demonstrate their crafts. Respected experts in the field will judge art submitted by the premier Native American artists in the country. Artists will share their arts and crafts with visitors throughout the day in impromptu and planned demonstrations. A contest Powwow will fill the valley below The Fort on Saturday and Sunday. Dancers and drummers will share their heritage in competitions of Traditional, Shawl, Fancy, Grass and Jingle dancing. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the traditional dances and regalia while watching the brilliant display of cultures and colors.

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Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both Saturday & Sunday)

The Fort, Morrison, CO
Adults $5
Students with valid ID $3
Seniors 65+ and Children under 12 Free.

“Meet the Artist” Patron Party
Friday, May 15th 2015 at 6 p.m.

14th Annual 1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market – Coming in September, 2015

Join The Tesoro Cultural Center at the Thirteenth Annual 1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market on September 19 & 20, 2015, where award winning Spanish Colonial Artists come together with a rendezvous and celebrate the west in the 1830s. Southwest’s most celebrated Spanish colonial artists demonstrate and sell their jewelry, retablos, bultos, etc. Historical Interpreters enact the colorful Mountain Men and Women trappers and traders from the Bent’s Fort era sell their wares, from buckskin period dress and trade silver to flintlock guns, and beaver skin hats. Adults and children interact with 1830s era interpreters and participate in educational activities.

This Event is FREE and Open to the Public!

The public is welcome to enjoy, food, music, fun all weekend long.

September 19 - 20, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both Saturday & Sunday)

“Meet the Artist” Patron Party
Friday, September 18th at 6 p.m.

At The Fort, Morrison, CO

2014 Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony
Sunday, November 30, 2014
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Tesoro Cultural Center celebrates its southwestern tradition of lighting the farolitos (paper lanterns) in the courtyard of The Fort Restaurant (19192 Highway 8). The festivities usher in the holiday season and honor a member of the community who has enlightened the minds and souls of others.

This year’s honoree will be announced closer to the date!

The evening includes entertainment by Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo, Dr. Robert Klimek and the Light of the World Church Choir, Colorado School of Mines (The Sweet Adelines, CSM Melodic Minors) and Rex Rideout & The Denver Mountainairs.  All guests are invited to join in the traditional pinecone ceremony and write the name of someone he/she wishes to remember on a slip of paper and tuck it into the cone. At the conclusion of the evening, the pinecones are placed in the courtyard campfire. The resulting glimmers of light and bright fire glide upwards, carrying the messages into the sky. Enjoy complimentary hot-spiced apple cider, coffee and biscochitos (bite-sized cinnamon-anise cookies). 

The event is free and open to the public. Outside event, dress warmly.

Annual Holiday Auction Party
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

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Do your holiday shopping at discount prices and support history, cultural & education programs! The Holiday Auction Party joins GivingFirst’s Colorado Gives Day (24 Hours to Give Where You Live) to raise awareness and monies for nonprofits in Colorado. Join us for an evening filled with music, art, jewelry, dancing and delicious appetizers complements of The Fort.

Las Posadas

Celebrated in Mexico and throughout the United States from December 16 to 24, Las Posadas celebration commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter on the night of baby Jesus’ birth. The Tesoro Foundation partners with the Christian Life Movement to present this traditional event. Complimentary biscochitos and hot beverages are provided.

Volunteers are always needed to help with our events. If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Doran at 303-839-1671 or by email at cdoran@tesoroculturalcenter.org

Christmas Eve, December 24, Every Year
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Fort Courtyard and Grounds, Morrison, CO

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For more information about Tesoro events, email tesoroinfo@tesoroculturalcenter.org
or call 303-839-1671.

Volunteers are always needed to help with our events. If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Doran at
303-839-1671 or by email at tesoroinfo@tesoroculturalcenter.org. Thank you!