History Colorado Coming to Your School
Thanks to The Charles M. And Faye G. Schayer Charitable Foundation and Wells Fargo for their generous support to ensure that all schoolchildren have access to History Colorado programs. Make your request here full tuition assistance or call 303/866-2394.
Our lists of biographies, fiction, nonfiction and textbooks on Colorado's history geared for kids.
More online resources
- Echoes from the Collection
Echoes from The Collection is a 15-minute history program that takes listeners on an audio adventure of our state's archives. The first season features dramatic readings drawn from the Civil Works Administration (CWA) Pioneer Interviews that were conducted by New Deal historians.
Season 1 features the challenges and achievements of Coloradans from across the state doing their part in extraordinary circumstances. Stories of community dances held in general stores, the discovery of "Colorado's First Beet," and attending school in a sod building will delight and engage listeners. Each episode focuses on a single theme, highlighting the experiences of people living in Colorado in the 1870s, 80s, and 90s.
- Colorado Biographies
Read up on the historical figures that shaped the history of Colorado and the West with articles written just for students.
- Colorado National Parks & Monuments
Find out fun facts about our state's National Parks and Monuments.
- Colorado Experience Documentaries
A historical documentary series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS, dedicated to preserving & celebrating the people, events & places that have shaped Colorado. These 30-40 minute videos are perfect for distance learning.
- History Colorado talks on YouTube
Lots of History Colorado's great speakers have moved online to our YouTube channel. Find talks from historians, authors, artists, preservationists, and more.
- Colorado Encyclopedia
The Colorado Encyclopedia provides articles specially written for 4th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade reading levels. Educator resources also included.
- Colorado's Historic Newspapers Collection
A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection currently includes more than 1.8 million digitized pages, representing more than 450 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2019.
- History Colorado on SoundCloud
In-Person Field Trips
From kindergartners to high school seniors, students love our immersive and experiential exhibits and programs that explore the state’s history, people and environment while aligning with curriculum standards across multiple disciplines.
Tour details may change in accordance with public health guidelines. Please ask for more details when booking.
History Colorado offers engaging professional development opportunities throughout the year that blend content and pedagogy and provide classroom-ready resources. We will also work with schools and districts to create custom professional development opportunities that combine expert speakers, resource packets and museum admission.
For details, contact April Legg at 303-866-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.