Six things to do this winter at the History Colorado Center
DENVER, Colo. (December 11, 2018) ━ The 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 six things you shouldn’t miss.
1. 1952 Mickey Mantle Card and Play Ball! —Dec. 26 - 30, 2018
Now that Play Ball! A Celebration of America's Game has gone into extra innings, the History Colorado Center is bringing back one of the rarest baseball cards ever. See the gem mint PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card. The card is part of the Marshall Fogel Collection of classic baseball artifacts being highlighted. Included in museum admission.
2. The Art of the Board — Open now through March 31, 2019
Snowboarders and non-boarders alike will find inspiration in this pop-up installation that looks at the artistic side of snowboard design. Local snowboard companies have filled the History Colorado Center atrium with 34 Colorado-themed snowboards. Get in the spirit to hit the slopes, or come in aprés ski. (You’ll even learn some snowboarding history, too.) The exhibit is open during regular hours and free with museum admission.
3. LEGO® building workshop — Dec. 15, 2018
Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® City Arctic Exploration Team Building set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. The kit includes a snowmobile with detachable trailer and three mini figures. The set takes about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12. Cost is $35 (members pay $30) and includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the LEGO® pieces and instructions in the kit.
4. Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History — Opened on Dec. 8, 2018
In the latest History Colorado Center exhibit, Written on the Land, see the story of Colorado’s longest-continuous residents, told in their own voices. Take a journey to iconic Colorado places the Ute people call home. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation provided insights every step of the way to bring this exhibit to the public. Included in museum admission.
5. Hands-On History Family Fun Day: Winter Wonderland — Jan. 12, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Museum visitors and families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on and immersive activities. Build your own Leadville-inspired Ice Palace or compete with your friends in a game of tabletop hockey in this winter-themed day of activities. Included with museum admission.
6. Tiny Library Concert: A.J. Fullerton — Jan. 15, 2019, 7 p.m.
Raised as an only child in the mountains of rural western Colorado, A.J. was brought up surrounded by styles of music ranging across rock, folk, bluegrass, roots, and blues. His style of music falls somewhere between the finger picking and slide of country roots music and the groove-based uptempo sensibilities of blues and rock ’n’ roll. He’s a recent winner of the Colorado Blues Society’s I.B.C. Competition and Members Choice awards. Tickets are $13 nonmembers, $10 members.