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History Take-Out

Rent one of our popular History Take Out kits to use remotely or in your school. Through objects, photographs and a large walk-on map of the state, students will uncover the “footprint” 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 Denver metro area? Please fill out this History Take Out Request Form today! 

Cost: $150 for two weeks; Title I discounts available (50% off). $25 for each additional week. 

Rental Period: 2 weeks with the option to extend rental. 

Rentals run on a Monday - next Friday window, with pick up and drop off on the weekend before and after rental. 

Pick up and drop off at the History Colorado Center. 

History Take-Out is available to schools throughout the state thanks to our partners! Call 303/866-2320 or visit our History Take-Out map at h-co.org/educationmap to find a program partner near you. During School Year 20/21 our partner sites can provide rentable and virtual options!

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.

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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. By testing materials, they’ll see how Ute people solved problems in the past and still do today. The program meets history, math and science standards.

Centennial State: Giant Map of Colorado

Students enhance their spatial thinking through games, physical movement, map reading, and cultural understanding of our state all while on an oversized map of Colorado. Bring geography to life with the use of the Giant Map of Colorado!