Though some of us will be recuperating from the holidays next week, you might be looking for a fun activity to get out of the house. The History Colorado Museum has a fantastic exhibit that ends 12/31/18 that is a great way to connect to the past in our state. Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects is modeled after a popular exhibit at the British Museum (and a podcast) that tells the story of a place in a unique way. Each object represents a significant moment in Colorado history, ranging from the Paleo-Indians who lived in the area to the space age. The museum describes it best:
“You could never distill Colorado’s rich history into only 100 objects. But the ones we’ve selected, both ordinary and extraordinary, combine into a telling mosaic of the past—and, just maybe, a glimpse into our future.”
As a Colorado native, I am embarrassed to say that I had not been to the History Colorado Museum until adulthood, but the varied exhibits and amount of interactive activities ensures that I will be back. Want to learn mining history while traveling through a simulated mine? Check. Want to try your hand at virtual ski jumping? Check (and I may have even stood in line for this one many times to perfect my faux-skiing technique…). See the link below for more information about hours and programs at the museum to plan your visit!
If you want to check out the Podcast, it was produced by the British Museum and can be found here.