History: Hiwan Kids!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Andy Spencer, Education Coordinator
Phone: 720-497-7650
Email: aspencer@jeffco.us
Hiwan Kids!
History comes to life in these summer programs that connect kids with Colorado and world history.
Grades: K – 4
Dates: Thursdays in July and August
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Hiwan Homestead Museum
Fee: $4 per program

July 12th Masks of the World!
Inca, Maya and Aztec people all made masks. Joins us as we look at South American mask making and the ideas behind this ancient art. Create a mask to take home

July 19th Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!
Float over to the museum and have fun with soap bubbles. Make giant bubbles, make colored bubbles and crazy bubbles.

July 26th Dig it! Archaeology for Kids
Join us as we delve into the past and learn how archaeologists uncover its secrets. Practice excavation skills and use real archaeology techniques and tools to discover what archaeologists really do. Make a fossil craft to take home.

August 2nd Suminagashi! Japanese Paper Crafts
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese art of paper marbling Learn the history and techniques of this beautiful art. Make your own unique marbled paper to cover a favorite book or diary. Learn more traditional Japanese paper crafts.

August 2nd Mad about Mining!
Join us as we explore the rich mining history of Jefferson County. Pan for gold and discover the fun of the 1880’s Bear Creek Store and its mining exhibits.

Following your class, take a tour of the museum and step back in time. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Dr. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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