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School Tours and Programs

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About School tours and youth programs

School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Museum staff can tailor our school tours to the state-required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

The Tread of Pioneers Museum staff and volunteers work closely with teachers to create curriculum-based school tours and other educational programs to best meet student and teacher needs. We offer tours, activities, and programs to fit all age groups and goals. Give us a call to discuss your needs and ideas, and help your students discover their heritage today. Call Jonelle Castleberry at 303-905-1013 or email to discuss and schedule.

hands-on "Discovery Boxes"

The museum has also created hands-on "Discovery Boxes" on a variety of historical subjects including Homesteading, Utes, Native Americans, Mining, Mountain Man, and Archaeology. These boxes contain a variety of age-specific and curriculum-based activities, learning tools, books, "artifacts," and other resources for teachers and students. Teachers and parents can check out these boxes free of charge by calling Youth Education Coordinator Jonelle Castleberry at 303-905-1013 or emailing Download the Discovery Box informational brochure below with a detailed description of each box.



Students Step back in Time!

Students can participate in a hands-on history program that features purchasing and trading items in the general store, mining for gold, growing and harvesting food, raising and branding cattle, the life of a homesteader, and other interactive activities

The museum also offers “The Diary of Lulie Crawford” program. Students hear passages from Lulie’s diary, write or draw the “next page” in Lulie’s diary with old-fashioned pen and ink and handmade stick pencils, and try their hands at an antique typewriter.

woman in pioneer costume with children

little girl in pioneer costume painting
little girl in pioneer costume using a typewriter