Photo of children near battleground

Core Exhibition

Children of Ludlow

Life in a Battlezone, 1913-1914

Children of Ludlow is an award-winning exhibit that examines the Colorado Coalfield Strike and Ludlow Massacre through the eyes of the more than 9,000 children who endured the strike. The exhibit was originally part of the statewide Ludlow Centennial Commemoration.

Photo of family in Ludlow
Family next to battle tent
Photo of children and families in Ludlow

In the embers grey and red
Here we found them where they bled,
Here we found them stark and dead.
Here on Ludlow Field.

- Frank J. Hayes, UMWA President, 1914