Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month
takes place every May. It brings attention to preservation projects and prehistoric or historic sites in Colorado. Planned events include talks, tours and exhibits. For more information visit the site: http://www.historycolorado.org/archaeologists/archaeology-historic-preservation-month
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument/ Anasazi Heritage Center Center offers self guided tours of archeological sites originally built by the Anasazi (ancestral Publeoan) people in the Canyons. The center also has interactive exhibits about the culture and history of the Anasazi people. For more information, call (970) 882-5600 or visit online at the Canyons' site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nm/canm.html or the Center's site http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc.html.
Historic Ghost Towns can be found throughout Colorado. For a list of sites to visit, go to: http://www.fourteenernet.com/history/ghostown.htm .
Mesa Verde Country was the home of ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) from A.D. 1 to A.D. 1300. Tour this unique area of protected parkland and archaeological sites to get a perspective of what life was like for this group of people. For more information on locations, events, and services, visit: http://www.swcolo.org/tourism/archaeology.html
The Children's Museum of Denver Denver is an interactive museum for children ages newborn to 8. There are exhibits and special events year-round. For more information, call: (303) 433-7444, or visit: http://www.mychildsmuseum.org.
Hovenweep National Monument Hovenweep National Monument consists of six prehistoric villages, built between A.D. 1200 and 1300 by ancestral Publeoans (Anasazi). Each village site can be accessed by the Hovenweep trail system. Hovenweep has a Junior Ranger Program for children ages 6 to 12. For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/hove/index.htm.
The History Colorado Center recently opened in Denver, replacing the Colorado History Museum. The center has interactive exhibits on Colorado history. Beginning in August 2012, the center will offer field trips and school programs. To learn about their current exhibits, visit: http://www.historycoloradocenter.org/index.php or call: (303) 447-8679.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has an Archaeology Day Tour. This tour is good for families who want to learn about the ancestral Publeoans (Anasazi) and Southwestern Archaeology. The center also offers a Family Archaeology Week in July, and archaeology summer camps for middle school and high school students. For more information, visit the website: http://www.crowcanyon.org/ or call (800) 422-8975.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers an array of programs and classes for children and young adults. The museum also has permanent exhibits on Egyptian Mummies, Prehistoric Life and North American Indian cultures. An exhibit featuring artifacts from Pompeii will open in September 2012. For more information, call: (303) 670-3000, or visit its website at: http://www.dmns.org/.
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