History Colorado – Trinidad History Museum

History Colorado – Trinidad History Museum

Funding for four programs for children and youth:

Piecing Together History: Mosaics and More” Children ages 8-12 will help create a mosaic to beautify the concrete water basin of the Tot Erickson Fountain, which is the centerpiece of Bloom Heritage Gardens. The program will also include a teaching unit about Tot Erickson, museum patron and collector of Southwestern art, and Alberta Zimmer, an artist and nun with the Sisters of Charity religious order who created the history mosaic at the Mount San Rafael Hospital.

Archaeology for Youth at Camp Trinidad” Middle and high school students will learn about Camp Trinidad, the World War II German POW Camp in conjunction with Chris Morine, a University of Denver graduate student in archaeology who is excavating the camp as the topic of his thesis. The students will have an introduction to the history of Camp Trinidad and to World War II in a session at the museum by showing them a video, maps, photographs and documents before touring Camp Trinidad.

Recycled Art: Car Parts and More” is a workshop and art display for and by youth in conjunction with the City of Trinidad’s first annual “Artocade: Art Car Parade and Festival.” The Trinidad History Museum and TAAC/Kiwanis Arts Academy will work together to create this program where youth create sculptures using recycled automotive parts. .

Scarecrow Contest” at the Trinidad History Museum is in partnership with TAAC’s Kiwanis Youth Arts Academy. Youth will make themed scarecrows to line the “Hysterical Historical Harvest Trail” in the Baca-Bloom Heritage Gardens.