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Songs and Tales from the Colorado Trails

Date:
May 19, 2018 10am
Cost:
$5
Phone:
303-805-6800

Hear songs and stories by Susannah and Jackson—dressed in typical 1860s attire—about crossing the plains. Tales include early Colorado pioneer women, Native Americans, miners, cowboys, and ranchers. Age 4 and up.

The Freshman

Date:
Jun 20, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$12; $6 members and age 12 and under
Phone:
303-442-3282

Watch a silent comedy in which Harold Lloyd plays a nerdy college student who will do anything to become popular on campus. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy on piano.

Winter Heritage Day

Date:
Jan 28, 2018 1pm - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Learn what pioneer settlers did to prepare for Colorado’s long winters. See a working blacksmith demonstration and smell food being prepared on the wood stove.

Small Settlers – October

Date:
Oct 03, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-0800

Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Dead Sea Scrolls

Date:
Mar 16, 2018 to Sep 03, 2018
Cost:
Special ticket required
Phone:
303-370-6000

See the authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known Biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. In addition, view more than 500 artifacts from the ancient Middle East including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, remains of religious symbols, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, and a three-ton…

Kids Free Saturdays

Date:
Aug 05, 2017 to Aug 26, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-866-2394

Visit the History Colorado Museum for free. Two free kids per paying adult.

History Hounds – South Mesa in Boulder County

Date:
Sep 09, 2017 9:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-447-8679

Walk your dog and learn a little about Denver's history in this guided walking tour series. Reservation required. $20, $17 members, $35 family ticket, $30 member family ticket.

Campfire Ghost Stories: Iron Thumb

Date:
Jun 14, 2018 7:30 - 9pm
Cost:
$15 adults, free age 12 and under
Phone:
970-586-3262

Join characters from the past as they recount tales of humor, exploration, and danger. Learn what life was like for them during their stay in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows after the program.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 12pm - 4pm
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Storytime at History Colorado Center

Date:
Oct 04, 2017 9:30 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-447-8679

Come for story time in the Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys, and animals. Ages 2-5. Free with admission.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Apr 13, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Schedule:
Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Buffalo Bill Experience

Date:
Sep 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
720-887-2371

Enjoy a living history presentation with Colorado-based author “Gunny” Jeff Norman. Norman guides audiences through Buffalo Bill Cody’s life in a costumed one-man play. Presented by Creative Broomfield. All ages. $10.

Antique Car Exhibit

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$5 adult, $3 ages 6-12, free under age 6
Phone:

See a collection of beautifully restored antique automobiles, including models powered by steam, electricity, and early internal combustion types.

The Mark of Zorro

Date:
Jun 27, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$12; $6 members and age 12 and under
Phone:
303-442-3282

Watch a silent film about a silly and meek individual who is really a courageous vigilante who seeks to protect the oppressed. Featuring Douglas Fairbanks with live musical accompaniment by The Silent Cinema Trio.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Mar 09, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free, horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Jan 14, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Cost:
$8 adult, $5 students/seniors, free under age 3
Phone:
303-651-8374

See what living dinosaurs were really like and explore how dinosaur biology has changed over the past two decades, featuring research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History.

Small Settlers

Date:
Apr 03, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for member child and parents/caregivers
Phone:
720-865-0800

Get a head start on early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5. Call to register.

Discovery Corner

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Nov 30, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

Discover, design, doodle, and more, in the museum’s new and improved play space in which children can touch real museum specimens.

Mayordomo Museum Theater

Date:
Aug 14, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-866-2394

Explore the importance of water in and the history of Hispanic settlers in southern Colorado. Included with admission.

Louisville Historical Museum

Date:
Mar 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Schedule:
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-828-3440

Tour three buildings constructed between 1903-1908, and see coal mining artifacts and historical photographs that reflect the settlement and industry of Louisville.

Small Settlers – September

Date:
Sep 05, 2017 to Sep 26, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-0800

Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Low Sensory Mornings

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-8679

Explore the History Colorado Center in a lower sensory museum environment. Reservations required.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
May 11, 2018 noon - 4pm
Cost:
General admission is free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Autumn Heritage and Vintage Baseball Game

Date:
Sep 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-776-8848

Learn about life on a ranch in the 1800s and enjoy the annual vintage baseball game. Participate in games and chores like doing laundry the old-fashioned way and watch a blacksmith in action. All ages.

Guided Trolley Tours of Día de los Muertos

Date:
Oct 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-651-8374

5, 6 and 7pm (trolleys depart). Hop on the trolley for a guided tour of Día de los Muertos around Longmont, in which you’ll learn about history, traditions, and local adaptation of this Central American holiday. $5 in advance, $8 the night of tour, Reservations required: longmontcolorado.gov.

Lost Louisville: Remembering its Past Buildings

Date:
May 04, 2018 6 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4850

Learn about Louisville’s historical downtown buildings and use the photo collection to look at images of buildings that are gone, during the First Friday Art Walk.

Agricultural Heritage Center

Date:
Apr 01, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Enjoy a rural setting and learn about the agricultural history of Boulder County. The farm features two barns with interactive exhibits, a milk house, blacksmith shop, and a furnished 1909 farmhouse.

Fossils: Clues to the Past

Date:
Dec 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm; closed every Mon 11:45am-1:15pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

See how fossils are studied and what things can be learned from them.

Standley Lake’s Story

Date:
Aug 06, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-425-1097

Dive into the 1800’s and beyond for this history program about Standley Lake Regional Park. Register for this class through the City of Westminster’s Activity Registration Webpage. Park day entrance pass required. Ages 16 to adult. Class is limited to 20 spaces.

Arvada’s History, Then and Now

Date:
Sep 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-898-7405

Learn about the history of Arvada which includes still-visible Native American artifacts from this area, and farming roots. Advance registration is required and closes at midnight the evening before the program.

Wild Turkeys!

Date:
Nov 11, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-678-6214

Learn all about wild turkeys at this program which includes hands-on crafts and play. $2 per person/$5 per family suggested donation. All ages.

A Walk thru History: Arvada Heights

Date:
Oct 14, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-898-7405

Go on a walk through the neighborhood surrounding Majestic View. Hear fun stories and curious facts about the people who lived in and helped develop the community called Arvada Heights.

World War I National Speaker Presentations – Patricia Limerick, Colorado State Historian

Date:
Mar 10, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$15
Phone:
720-898-7200

See noted historian Patricia Limerick and a panel of veterans speak about All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel, which relates the experiences of a German soldier during World War I. The panel will discuss universal experiences of soldiers during wartime and how these experiences continue to affect them when they…

Hands on History Family Fun Day

Date:
May 12, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Explore and create your own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick-making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in the exhibits.

Crafts and Trades of Olden Days

Date:
Sep 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-776-8688

Learn about old fashioned jobs and traditional arts and crafts. Participate in games and make-and-take activities. See demonstrations including blacksmithing, candle-dipping and working with a drop spindle. All ages.

Museum Theater: Meet William Bent

Date:
Aug 07, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-866-2394

Meet the founder of Bent's Fort, and learn about his life in the western territories. Included with admission.

Front Range Rising

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Go back in time to when the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians arrived in Colorado, learn about the earliest settlements in the St. Vrain valley, experience the arrival of the train, and more.

Gold Panning

Date:
Sep 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-776-8688

Learn about Colorado mining history and try your hand at panning for gold. Meeting location provided to registered participants. Reservations required: 303-258-7332. Age 5 and up.

Little Time Travelers Storytime

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 9:30 - 10am
Cost:
Free with admission. $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children 6-12, free under age 5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Enjoy storytime in the Destination Colorado exhibit. Read stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens. Ages 2-5.

Small Settlers

Date:
Feb 06, 2018 to Mar 27, 2018
Schedule:
Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, and 27
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for member child and parents/caregiver
Phone:
720-865-0814

Get a head start on early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Call to register.

Small Settlers – November

Date:
Nov 07, 2017 to Nov 28, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-0800

Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Four Mile Free Day – August

Date:
Aug 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum and explore the 12-acre grounds. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and first come, first served.

1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

Date:
Sep 15, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
$5 for adults, free age 12 and under
Phone:
303-839-1671

Commemorate the historical blending of the American mountain men and Hispanic communities of Old Bent's Fort. See historical interpreters demonstrate their wares, including trade silver, moccasins, beaver skin hats, and buckskin period dress.

Small Settlers – December

Date:
Dec 05, 2017 to Dec 26, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-0800

Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Colorado: A Tour of the Highest State

Date:
Aug 09, 2017 7:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:

Hear Dr. Tom Noel, author of Colorado: A Historical Atlas, as he tells stories from Colorado's history. Sponsored by The Broomfield Depot Museum and the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends. $5 suggested donation.

Colorado History Home School Day

Date:
Oct 06, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
720-497-7650

Participate in fun, hands-on activities such as packing a Prairie Schooner, making journey cake and learning in an 1876 schoolhouse. Ages 6-14. Call to register. $2 per participant fee to be paid in advance or on arrival.

Assay Office Museum

Date:
May 19, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018
Schedule:
Third Sat of each month, 11am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Step back in history to visit an Assay Office, once used by miners. For school age children and older.

WWI: Longmont and the Great War

Date:
Feb 02, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Learn Longmont's role in WWI through an exhibit featuring full infantry uniforms, artifacts relating to medical care, propaganda posters, and more. See website for a variety of special events related to the exhibit.

Rin Tin Tin: Where The North Begins

Date:
Jun 13, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$12; $6 members and age 12 and under
Phone:
303-442-3282

Step back in time for the 33rd annual silent film series showing of Rin Tin Tin, with live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy on piano.

Summer Heritage Day

Date:
Jun 10, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Visit with costumed volunteers as they demonstrate late 1800s games and chores such as doing laundry the old-fashioned way, woodworking, meal preparation, and blacksmithing. Meet animals at a petting zoo, and learn about the animals raised on the ranch.

Agricultural Heritage Center Visit

Date:
Nov 04, 2017 to Mar 03, 2018
Schedule:
First Sat. Nov. through March
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Enjoy a rural setting and learn about the agricultural history of Boulder County. The farm features two barns with interactive exhibits, a milk house, blacksmith shop, and a furnished 1909 farmhouse.

Winter Day Camps

Date:
Jan 02, 2018 to Jan 05, 2018
Schedule:
9am-4pm. Full and half days available.
Cost:
Full Day: Members $45, Nonmembers $50. Half Day: Members $27, Nonmembers $30.
Phone:
720-974-1877

Explore animal interactions, defense mechanisms, and extreme adaptations with hands-on activities. Reservation required.

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