Press Release

To the Rescue! History Colorado Creates New Outlet for Friendly, Fun Learning at Home

#DoingMyPartCO | #HistoryColorado |

DENVER, Colo. (March 23, 2020) — One of Colorado’s largest educational resources came online today amid pressure that families are feeling with kids out of school.

John Eding, Manager of Communications and PR
303-594-2133 |

Hands-On History @ Home is now live online, Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m. History Colorado’s team of professional educators now offer free classes at

Designed to serve families and students beyond the boundaries of a typical school day, Hands-On History is the perfect program for this perfect storm. It has served hundreds of students since 2014, beginning at El Pueblo History Museum. Every instructor is both a skilled presenter and an expert in the subject matter of their class.

Sessions are designed with elementary-school students and their caregivers in mind, but suitable for anyone with an internet connection and a desire to unwind with history. Activities include demonstrations, interactive crafting with household items, dance and movement exercises, storytelling, and other fun ways to connect and grow. All are based on History Colorado’s renowned resources and curricula for classrooms and field trips.

“We miss you!” said April Legg, director of learning experiences at History Colorado. “Supporting families that are managing challenges is the foundational mission of Hands-On History. Please lend us your curiosity and joy, Colorado. We can’t wait to welcome you through our new platform.”  

In addition to these new sessions each morning, also hosts online exhibits, biographies of notable Coloradans, Hispanic history resources, links to documentaries, and more.

About History Colorado
Inclusive, values-driven, and intentional, History Colorado has become a force for finding new ways to serve people in Colorado. In 2018 History Colorado provided programs to more than 18,000 students in their own schools, and assisted more than 40 schools with bus funds, to expand efforts that now serve more than 85,000 students annually. Its all-day Hands-On History program at El Pueblo History Museum responds to the four-day school week that is now administered by 61% of Colorado school districts.

History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, outreach to Colorado communities, the History Colorado Center and Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and nine other museums and historic attractions statewide. Visit, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.