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This May, the History Colorado Center is thrilled to host the first-annual Hands On Heritage Festival to celebrate Colorado's wild, colorful, historical, traditional, and modern culture. As a part of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, the family-friendly festival will take museum visitors on a sweeping journey through Colorado’s past and present.
Hands On Heritage is a weekend of food, music, dance, and culture, but it’s also your chance to celebrate how the built and natural environment have shaped who we are. Did you know Bent’s Old Fort was made out of adobe not only for its fire resistance, but because William Bent had difficulty finding enough good timber on the plains? At Hands On Heritage, get your hands dirty with adobe masters from Bent’s Old Fort to learn how to make adobe bricks like those at the historic site. With demonstrations from masons and ranchers alike, you’ll get a first-hand glimpse at how Colorado was built – literally!
Cost - Includes general museum admission:
$6 children 6 to 12
Children 5 and under are free
Directions, hours, and parking information.
Visit the History Colorado Center's Café Rendezvous for a pig roast and Colorado craft beer - no ticket required!