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History Take-Out

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! Through facilitated hands-on programs at your school, students use objects, photographs and a large walk-on map of the state to uncover the “footprint” of various cultures and industries left behind.

This resource is best for preschool through fifth grade. The program is offered by educators at History Colorado CenterEl Pueblo History Museum, Trinidad History Museum, Fort Garland Museum, and Fort VasquezYou can also connect with our partners across the state to find one near you!


In the metro area? Please fill out this History Take Out Request Form. If you are interested in a History Take Out but not in the metro are explore our partner map to find a History Take Out program near you! For questions email reservations@state.co.us.

Pricing is below:

For ECE and Kindergarten:

Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: $60 first class (max of 20 students)
$45 each additional class

For other grades:

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $90 first class (ideally no more than 30 students)
$75 each additional class.

*Title 1 discounts available for qualifying schools. Additional travel fees may apply.

Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for all programs to receive a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled within a 12-month period. If the classroom program is cancelled due to inclement weather, schools will be given the opportunity to reschedule if possible or the payment will be returned in full.

Moving Day: Colorado’s Migration Story

Students explore the movement of people across Colorado from prehistory to 1870 and become “experts” on each of these cultural groups including Ancestral Puebloans, Mountain Men, Miners, Utes, Plains Indians and Hispanos.

Pre-visit material will prepare students for this journey, while post-visit material will synthesize and expand their knowledge.

Western Work: Colorado Industries of the Past

Through objects, photographs and role-playing activities, students become “entrepreneurs” in some of Colorado’s most important industries. Western Work meets economic, history and geography standards and encourages students to explore natural, capital and human resources through a historical lens.

Pre-visit material will prepare students for this journey, while post-visit material will synthesize and expand their knowledge.