Western History & Genealogy Blog

Lincoln Hills

Celebrate Lincoln Hills February 25th at 2pm with History Colorado, Denver Public Library, and Zion Baptist Church at the Blair Caldwell Library

Wendell "Winks" and Clarence Hamlet pose by car in Lincoln Hills, Colo.

Lincoln Hills, a black-owned resort community in the mountains west of Boulder, offered a much-needed haven for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. Amenities such as Wink's Tavern and Lodge, and the YWCA Camp Nizhoni Girl Scouts camp provided outdoor experiences and an escape from segregated Denver. The descendants of original landowners still own property in Lincoln Hills.

On Saturday, February 25 at 2pm, join State Historian Bill Convery for a sneak peak of the Lincoln Hills exhibit at the brand-new History Colorado Center, opening on April 28.