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Homestead

Free indoor active learning fun

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Visit the Homestead for hands-on activities, demonstrations, make and take projects by community groups emphasizing our western, agriculture heritage. Milk June the “Cow”, meet alpacas, take a “Settler Selfie” at the Conestoga wagon, decorate a cookie, and sew a quilt block for a veteran. Touch animal skins, make rope, and peddle a toddler vehicle. Admire prize winning flowers and vegetables grown by Colorado residents and have your gardening questions answered by the experts.

Activities Include:
  • Youth Scavenger Hunt
  • Smoky Hill Quilters
  • Speed Piecing Techniques for Quilters
  • History and Wildlife of the Wild West
  • Denver Botanic Gardens at the Plains Conservation Center
  • Milk June the Cow
  • Settler Selfies with the Conestoga Wagon
  • Pioneer Laundry
  • Toddler Vehicles
  • Meet and Take Selfies with Alpacas
  • Basket Making
  • Dye Natural Fibers Activity
  • Weaving and Spinning demonstrations
  • Colorado Beef Council
  • Bee Crafts
  • Backyard Bass Fishing
  • Guess the Antique
  • Pioneer Crafts
  • South Metro Fire Department
  • Arapahoe County Sustainability
  • Arapahoe County Animal Control
  • Antique Corn Grinding
  • Fit as a Feline
  • Arapahoe County Centennial Farms display
  • Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association and SPLASH
  • Rope a Steer
  • Pack Your Trunks for a Pioneer Journey
  • Dinosaur Ridge
  • Highline Canal Conservancy
  • ECCV Water & Sanitation District
  • I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce
  • Make and Take Contests and more!
  • Contests: Longest Potato Peel, Pie Eating, Fastest Fingers in the West, Cookie Decorating

A detailed downloadable schedule will be available in July!

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