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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pathways to Colorado’s Heritage


Join History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society, for its month-long statewide celebration of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. There will be many events throughout Colorado to celebrate our state’s rich archaeological and historic heritage. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For more information, call the listed event coordinators, 303/866-3392, or visit


Launching Space Premiere Party

WHO? Boulder History Museum

WHAT? Twenty middle-school students from Horizons K-8 School present their five-minute videos featuring interviews of local aerospace scientists from NCAR, NOAA, LASP, and Ball Aerospace.

WHERE? ATLAS Building, University of Colorado

WHEN? Wednesday, May 19, 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: 303/449-3464,

“Power of Music” Exhibit Opening

WHO? Boulder History Museum

WHAT? Be among the first to view this traveling exhibit featuring photographic portraits of Americans and their musical instruments, 1860–1915, as well as photos and musical instruments from the museum’s own collection.

WHERE? Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Ave.

WHEN? Thursday, May 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: 303/449-3464,



Fort Morgan Museum Exhibits

WHO? Fort Morgan Museum

WHAT? The Fort Morgan Museum has permanent and temporary exhibits showcasing archaeology, irrigation, Hillrose Soda Fountain, The Old Fort and Indian Wars, transportation, Native Americans, and Glenn Miller—Fort Morgan High School’s most famous graduate.

WHERE? Fort Morgan Museum, 414 Main St.

WHEN? Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and federal holidays

FOR MORE INFO: 970/542-4009



Ghost Towns and Boom Towns of Old Weld County Exhibit
WHO? City of Greeley Museums
WHAT? This exhibit showcases the more than 200 towns that are or were in Weld County since 1859. Learn how and where settlements sprang up and why they flourished or died out. Discover the importance of railroads, stage lines, agriculture, industry, charismatic founders, and a few charlatans.

WHERE? Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St.
WHEN? Wednesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; exhibit runs throughout 2010
FOR MORE INFO: 970/350-9220,



Hoverhome Mother’s Day Tea

WHO? St. Vrain Historical Society

WHAT? “Sweet Violets” make a memorable theme for celebrating Mother’s Day in the historic Hoverhome. $25/person; space is limited, so call for reservations.

WHERE? The Historic Hoverhome, 1309 Hover Rd.

WHEN? Saturday, May 8, noon

FOR MORE INFO: 303/774-7810,


Pioneer Days

WHO? St. Vrain Historical Society

WHAT? Living history program at Old Mills Park for area third-graders.

WHERE? Old St. Stephen’s Church, 470 Main St.

WHEN? May 4, 6, 11, 12, and 13, 9 a.m. to noon

FOR MORE INFO: 303/772-3121 or 303/772-9804


Strawberry Festival Antique Show

WHO? St. Vrain Historical Society

WHAT? Eighty antique dealers from seven states display wares during this 40th annual fundraiser for the St. Vrain Historical Society. Volunteers serve strawberry shortcake and BBQ sandwiches to sweeten the deal, or browse the bake sale and art show.

WHERE? Boulder County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Rd.

WHEN? Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: 303/776-1870,



Trails Across the Thompson Valleys Historic Bus Tour

WHO? Loveland & Berthoud Historic Society

WHAT? Hop aboard a chartered bus tour and discover the history of the region’s earliest thoroughfares—Trappers Trail, Cherokee Trail, and Overland Stage Route—and why modern roads closely follow routes traversed by diverse people of the past. Bring lunch. Reservations non-refundable after May 15. Limited to 45 seats.

WHERE? Meet at Loveland Museum, 503 N. 5th St. and Lincoln

WHEN? Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: 970/290-0169,


Vintage Baseball Game

WHO? Loveland Historical Society and Embassy Suites Hotel

WHAT? Don’t miss this vintage baseball game at Old Fairgrounds Park grandstands. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime played by uniformed members of the Colorado Vintage Baseball Association, who use 1860s rules, equipment, and verbiage. Suggested donation: $3.

WHERE? Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave.

WHEN? Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: 970/290-0169,


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