Dianne Archuleta was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, and joined the staff of History Colorado in 2017. Prior to becoming Director of El Pueblo History Museum in 2021, Archuleta served as Community Museum Operations Manager and supported operations of eight community museums around the state. From 2019 through 2021, she also served as the Women’s Vote Centennial Project Manager for History Colorado, facilitating outreach to multi-generational audiences in all 64 Colorado counties surrounding the 100th anniversary of the largest voting-rights expansion in U.S. history, Women’s Suffrage.
Archuleta is an alumna of Colorado State University Pueblo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Chicano Studies. During her time at CSU-Pueblo, she was part of the first cohort of students selected for an internship with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. at the National Postal Museum. Since coming to History Colorado she successfully completed Oral History fellowships at Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts program and Oral History Summer School with Suzanne Snider. Dianne is committed to serving her community by connecting them with history and supporting education as demonstrated through her work with the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibits and the overall initiative, Museum of Memory, and her work with Bridging Borders, a teen mentoring program run out of El Pueblo History Museum which successfully connects young women and adult mentors to learn about Pueblo’s history and the contributions of women to Pueblo and the Southern Colorado community.
Dianne Archuleta joined the Board of Directors of the Pueblo Heritage Museum in October of 2020 in support of their mission of the Pueblo Heritage Museum to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Pueblo and the surrounding regions for all generations of Puebloans.