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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 explore the stories of people, places, and industries throughout Colorado’s history.

This resource is best for preschool through fifth grade. The program is offered by educators at History Colorado museums and dozens of partners around the state.

If you are interested in a History Take Out but not in the Denver metro area, find a History Take Out partner near you! For questions email reservations@state.co.us.


Find the History Take Out nearest to you

Denver Metro


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Cost: $75 per class (maximum 30 students). Title I schools $60 per class. $15 travel fee.



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Fort Garland

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Other communities

Find a partner near you

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.

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.

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.