Press Release

Colorado Parks Preservation Day at the History Colorado Center

DENVER –  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, students of the Denver metro area have been offered free admission and lunch to the History Colorado Center in Denver. At the center, students can see and experience exhibits such as We  RMNP, Living West (featuring stories about Mesa Verde National Park and Colorado archaeology), Colorado Stories (featuring displays about Bent’s Fort and mining in Colorado), and more.

The event will bring 500 public school students to the History Colorado Center for a hands-on learning experience in which students and teachers will engage in a stewardship curriculum that includes learning the history and purpose of America’s National Parks and the National Historic Preservation Act and how to preserve and protect our historic resources for the future.

Students will participate in small interactive sessions and learning stations set up around the History Colorado Center. Students will meet and listen to a National Park Service ranger, an employee from the U.S. Forest Service, and have the opportunity to meet Smokey Bear.

Event Details  

WHAT: Youth Education National Parks Stewardship Series

WHEN: April 21, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Interviews can be arranged with teachers and students to talk about the value of national parks and learning about them in a museum environment. Media interested in covering the event should contact Brooke Gladstone at or 303-866-3670. For more information about the History Colorado Center, visit


History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information.

Brooke Gladstone
Communications Manager
303-866-3670 |