Homesteading Heroes

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Monday June 24

8:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Would you have been a successful homesteader in Colorado? Explore the daily lives of 19th century settlers – and what life was like on the wagon trail – while learning about the Homestead Act of 1862 that brought so many immigrants west for a new life! Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and in this camp, we’ll work together to experience activities, such as making homemade butter and candles to orienteering and tying knots. Costumes encouraged!

Student ages: 9 – 12 years old


Tuition: $150 per child 


Please choose a session start date using the Other Dates button above:

  • Session 1:  June 24 – June 28, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Session 2:  July 15 – July 19, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Note: If you are a museum member, be sure to register and sign in using the links at the top of this page for a discount on your tickets.