Colorado, the like rest of the country, has SO much history, that the History Colorado Center has compiled the most fascinating elements of the states past and combined it all into one great museum for the whole family to enjoy and learn!
Immerse yourself in the past in the 5,000 square foot exhibit that takes you back to the 1920s town of Keota – where dry land farming was the way of life. Specially designed for families just like yours, the exhibit allows you to enrol in the town high school, ride a real Model T, catch up on the latest news in an authentic homestead, swap eggs in the general store and even climb in a hayloft!
It will really feel like you are back nearly 100 years! How different is it from how you live today? Can you imagine yourself living as they did? What would you love about it? What would you struggle with?
Discover how the choices of the people living off the land has shaped the environment, and visa versa. Do you think they managed to live together in harmony?
Get adventurous and descend into a silver mine, or for those active museum-goers you can take a virtual ski jump off Howelsen Hill. Not all of the history of the state was positive, and you can put yourself in the shoes of the American Indian tribes, or the Japanese Americans in WWII and feel their plight and struggles.
With a whole host of children’s programs, there is always something to keep the family entertained. Check out the regular programs along with some that often change, especially around school holidays. Some of this are also curriculum based so helpful with school learning.
Through technology, environments, media and artifacts, you will become immersed in the incredible state of Colorado and uncover a history you probably never knew!