History

In the 1950’s, different gem and mineral clubs and societies put on their own Gem and Mineral show but in the 1960’s the Denver Gem and Mineral show was born when the organizations combined their small shows into one. The Denver Gem and Mineral Show, which began in 1967, has grown over the years into the second largest show in the United States and has numerous satellite shows that have sprouted up around the area. Through the time the show has been developing, exhibits from a number of regional and national museums have remained key attractions along with other activities.

Shown below are the Show themes from previous years including the posters and pins for the event which began in 1987:

A few photos from previous shows: