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5 things to do this summer at History Colorado Center
DENVER – History Colorado Center is here to keep your mind entertained and offer a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. As you’re building your dream list, here are five things you shouldn’t miss.
1. Kids Free Saturdays —June, July, August
There’s so much to see and do this summer, so don’t forget to include a trip to the museum in those plans! History Colorado Center is pleased to offer free admission for children under 12 on Saturdays. Kids Free Saturdays at History Colorado Center is made possible through the generous support of Joan Prusse and Bob Musgraves.
2. History Buffs and Brews—4-7pm on June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1
After a day in the office, what could be better than sitting back with a drink and other people who are passionate about the past? Kicking off its second summer, this history-themed happy hour in the museum’s Café Rendezvous is a fun way to wrap up your Tuesday. On June 27, Denver Botanic Gardens staff reveal the role plants play in the alcohol we love, with complimentary gin tastings.
3. Ignite!Nite—5-8pm on July 11 and August 8
Enjoy a new after-hours experience as you grab a drink at the cash bar and explore History Colorado’s newest exhibition, Backstory: Western American Art in Context. On July 11, Ignite!Nite: Climb explores landscape paintings and Colorado’s mountains. Famed hiking cat Quandary makes an appearance, along with live music from bluegrass band the Nick Amodeo Trio, granola-themed and travel-ready food demos, exhibit tours with an impersonator of Rocky Mountain National Park founder Enos Mills, and free Colorado wine samplings. Tickets are free for members, $12 for adults.
4. History Hounds—9-10:30am on July 29 and August 18
Take your dog on an educational journey as you learn about a region of Denver and its history. On July 29, History Hounds: Delaney Farm and the City of Aurora Open Space shares the tale of a historic homestead and the many species of wildlife that surround it. On August 18, History Hounds: Explore Echo Lake examines painter Albert Bierstadt’s work, his connection to the region and how Mount Evans got its name. Tickets are $20 for a single adult or $17 for members, and $35 for a family of 3-6 or $30 for a family of 3-6 with a membership. Ticket holders are allowed up to 2 dogs.
5. Colorado Day at History Colorado Center—Free Day on August 1
Join the History Colorado Center and Community Museums statewide in a celebration of Colorado’s 141st birthday! Bring the whole family to the museum for a fun day of exhibits, demonstrations and performances to help celebrate our statehood.
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 HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.