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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!

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


In the metro area? Please fill out this History Take Out Request Form.

Pricing is below:

Duration: 60 minutes (or a class period length)
Cost: $75 first class (ideally no more than 30 students)
$60 each additional class

*Discounts available for Title I schools. Additional travel fees may apply. History Take-Out is available to schools throughout the state thanks to our partners! Visit our History Take-Out Partner Map to find a program partner near you.

For ECE and Kindergarten:

Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: $60 first class (ideally no more than 30 students)
$45 each additional class.

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 will explore the movement of people across Colorado from prehistory to 1870. By examining community groups, like the Ancestral Puebloans, Mountain Men, Miners, Utes, Plains Indians and Hispanos, students will discover how each group has contributed and influenced life today in Colorado.

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 will 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.

New Program!

Ute Knowledge: Colorado’s Original Scientists

Students investigate how the Ute Indians used science, technology, engineering and math to survive and thrive in the Rocky Mountains. Students will test materials in order to understand how Ute people solved problems in the past and the present. Program meets history, math and science standards.

*Reduced program fees may be available for this program. Please inquire upon scheduling a program.