Our Exhibits: Let the Learning Begin!
These exhibits are just a handful of the rich stories we tell about at the Stiles African American Heritage Center. They really must be enjoyed in person. We look forward to your visit!
Over the years many people have generously donated artifacts from Africa to the Stiles Center. We now have an entire room dedicated to these items.
Did you know that there are and have been over 24 highly accomplished individuals who have served as NASA astronauts? Come visit us to find out about all of them.
Barney L. Ford
During Denver's early years Barney L. Ford rose to become one of the wealthiest people in Colorado. Join us to learn more about his significant successes.
Ms. Coleman was the first African American woman to earn a pilots license. Our exhibit tells all about her dare devil shows and more.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
As Sir Isaac Newton so eloquently stated, all of us are benefited by those who came before us. This exhibit showcases many of the Black Americans who blazed trails and help build our American way of life. This exhibit changes regularly so that we may feature the multitude of "Giants."
The next time you use your cell phone, stop at a stop light, or eat a potato chip, you are doing so because a Black American inventor brought them to life. Come see our extensive inventors exhibits and get used to saying "Wow, I didn't know that."
When Barack Obama became our 44th president, he was the first Black person to hold that office. His wife, Michele became our first Black First Lady and Sasha and Malia become the first Black children to live in the White House as children of a president.
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker was the first woman of any race that became a millionaire in the U.S. When she lived in Denver, she used her time here to begin to build her very successful business. You just have to come and learn more about this courageous and successful business woman.
*This exhibit is in progress. The upgrades have been generously funded by the Denver Foundation.
Black Educators and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Because of Jim Crow laws and segregation, Black Americans were not typically allowed to attend schools, universities, and colleges for White Americans. Over the years many dedicated Black educators and others have created safe spaces so that African Americans can pursue their education.
*This exhibit is coming soon. Also funded by the Denver Foundation.