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Greeley Hands-On History

Join us at Centennial Village of Greeley History Museums for Hands-on History! Hands-On History provides exciting educational experiences for students (grades 1-5) when they are not in school.

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Who: Kids grades 1st - 5th

When:  July 15 - August 9, from  8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Centennial Village of Greeley History Museums,  Island Grove Regional Park 1475 A St Greeley, CO 80631

Cost: $200/week per student

Weekly Themes:

Week 1, July 15-19:  Adelante! Experience the Past
Join us as we travel back in time to follow the bison and learn skills to maintain our homestead!  Experience the hands-on processes people in the past used to create everyday items. Campers will dive hands-first into history as they learn to make their own toys, obtain items without money, create light without electricity, cook without a stove, and build homes without nails. 

Week 2, July 22-26:  Full STEAM Ahead!
From wagons to trains, telegraph to telephone, explore technology & engineering as it has evolved over the years!  Campers will “move” through history as they make pictures with just sun & chemicals, send messages without a phone, and print pages without electricity or computers. Let’s explore how people used Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to survive and thrive throughout history!

Week 3, July 29-Aug 2: Greeley:  Our Town, Our People
How much do you know about the city you live in? Come explore with us as we walk through Greeley from the past and learn from the people who helped build our community. Visit the houses they lived in, learn the lessons taught to children 100 years ago, and discover the history not found in your school books. 

Week 4, Aug 5-9:  Colorado Changemakers
Have you ever seen the Meeker House and wondered what happened there? How do we learn about others and how changes are made? Every town and family has changemakers, so let’s explore the past and your present as we become historians. Campers will decide which stories we should share while we learn about local people who impacted well beyond the borders of Colorado.