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Registration for Heritage Days 2018 is open through April 20! Heritage Days on May 9, 10 or 11 is a fun and educational living history experience designed for elementary-age students. $8 per student, 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Please use the Reservation Form to register.


Looking for a more relaxed option? Many of the fun and educational activities are available in a drop-in format on May 12 to the general public! During 10 a.m.-2 p.m. visit the historic buildings, plant a seed, watch a blacksmith and a seamstress, play 1920s school games and make butter. $1 per person for hayrides and sluicebox mining, all other activities free.

Activites for Students

Activities are teamed with the Colorado Academic Standards for social studies including but not limited to 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 3.1 & 4.1.

Sheepherding An interactive demonstration that shares some of the work involved in raising animals and the role intelligent herding dogs play in farm life.
Make your own Victory Garden During World War I and World War II, the entire United States participated in a type of urban and suburban homesteading called a “victory garden.” Students will explore early 1900s farming through a real-life garden. They will also create and take home their own planted seed.  
Silent Movie Science Before there were color televisions, there were silent black-and-white films. After a short lesson about how cameras and eyes work, participants will work together in groups to create a kit house (an early 1900s prefabricated structure). Students will then enjoy a hilarious silent film about life in the 1920s.  
Day in the Country School “Boys and girls, take a seat at your desk.  Make sure to sit properly and don’t forget to put coal in the stove.”  Students will have the opportunity to explore a school day in rural 1920s Lakewood.  Using McGuffey Readers, lessons and recitations, participants will experience a day in the museum’s historic schoolhouse.
Little Miners  Children as young as eight years old worked in the coal mines one hundred years ago. Visualizing the difficult work of coal mining as a job will be balanced by a fun sluice box activity where students prospect for gold and a blacksmithing demonstration to explain how metals could be used in the 1900s.
Blacksmithing A demonstration that encourages attendees to visualize different types of jobs, and imagine the role they played one hundred years ago as compared to today.



If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can do our best to make the proper accommodations.

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