The Library, Arts, History and CSU Extension (LAHE) Department envisions a thriving and connected community where all belong. As collaborators, LAHE’s mission is to create welcoming spaces for opportunity, growth, trust and connection.
The Arts & History division of LAHE collaborates with the community to cultivate opportunities to connect, create and thrive. Key components of this are:
- Supporting the creative economy
- Providing arts, humanities and sciences experiences to the community
- Supporting access to cultural opportunities for students and educators
There are two grants teachers can apply for:
Upcoming Programs You Can Sign Your Class Up For
Creative Images in Early Cinema Interactive Workshop for students
Available to any Broomfield school to sign up
Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 2024
Free, inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program is designed for students middle school to high school
Duration: 60 – 90 minutes
Alongside the movie-concert Right in the Eye, this workshop is an introduction to the movie- concert, the early days of cinema, the moving image until the advent of the cinematograph, discovery of Georges Méliès’ works, viewing of short films by the Lumière brothers and by Georges Méliès, and explanations of special effects and visual tricks.
Colorado Symphony Mini Musica presents "The Ugly Duckling"
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road
Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m. (public performance for families)
Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. (performance for schools and daycares)
Free, registration required, inquiries can be made at email@example.com
Program is designed for students ages Pre-kindergarten to 3rd grade
Duration: 60 minutes
Register today and attend Colorado Symphony's Mini Música performance of "The Ugly Duckling.” Mini Música is a bilingual, interactive concert program that appears in multiple venues around the metro area annually. Featuring a 16-piece orchestra and a narrator who will incorporate storytelling, singing and dance in both English and Spanish, this program is designed to introduce young children to the instruments of the orchestra through a musical telling of a children’s story. This year’s theme is The Ugly Duckling and concert attendees will receive a complimentary bilingual storybook at the door. Read more about this program on Compass.Broomfield.org.
Field Trips and in-class presentations
These programs are offered year-round and free for teachers and schools.
Library Field TripsRequest to bring your class to the library for a behind-the-scenes tour. To request a field trip to the library, please complete the Community Engagement Form and a librarian will be in touch about your request.
Broomfield Library Classroom Visits
Broomfield Library staff are available for classroom visits to promote Summer Reading or share information about library resources at back to school nights. To request a classroom visit, please complete the Community Engagement Form and a librarian will be in touch about your request.
Broomfield Depot Museum Field Trips
Customized for grades K - 8
Explore the history of Broomfield at the Depot Museum and Crawford Honey House. With content covering the development of the community, transportation in the 19th and 20th centuries, daily life at the railroad Depot, and agriculture and commerce, this field trip is an immersive, context-rich exploration of the history of Broomfield. Each field trip experience features a tour of the Honey House and Depot as well as an interactive activity.
Lunch or snacks can be eaten onsite outdoors near the Depot. Allow at least 60 minutes for the experience, although the experience can be customized to last 2.5 hours. Can accommodate up to 60 students per experience. 9am-2pm most Mondays - Fridays. For more information about the Broomfield Depot Museum visit BroomfieldDepotMuseum.org.
Veterans Museum Education Field Trips
Best for grades 3 - 12
Explore the Veterans Museum’s extensive exhibits. Spanning Colorado’s involvement in major US military conflicts from the Civil War through the War in Afghanistan, the Museum showcases veterans stories and Broomfield connections throughout its artifact-rich exhibits. Go deeper in the exhibits on a tour led by a trained volunteer, or explore on your own with your students using the tailored student exhibit guide.
Eat lunch or snacks at the nearby Girl Scout Shelter at Midway Park.
To arrange a field trip to the Veterans Museum, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 460-6801.
History Deluxe Itinerary Field Trips
Best for grades 3-8
Immerse your students in Broomfield’s history! Hit both of Broomfield’s museums in one day with a trip to the History Campus and Depot Museum as well as a stop at the Veterans Museum.
9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. , Broomfield History Campus tours and activities at the Depot Museum & Honey House
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lunch at the Zang Pavilion and travel to Veterans Museum
12 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Veterans Museum tour and activities
UTE Knowledge History Kit presented by the Broomfield Depot Museum and History Colorado
Best for grades K-8
The Ute people are Colorado’s oldest continuous residents. They used their extensive knowledge of the landscape and environment to live in Colorado for generations, and they are still here today.
In this program, students investigate how the Ute Indians have used science, technology, engineering and math to survive and thrive in the Rocky Mountains. Students will test materials in order to understand how Ute people solved problems in the past and the present. The program meets Colorado history, math and science standards.
This resource is best for preschool through fifth grade. The program length is approximately 60 minutes . This program can be led by City and County of Broomfield History staff or by educators. To book a program or to check out the take-out kit, email David Allison at email@example.com.
For more information about the History Take-Out program visit History Colorado's website.
WWII Footlocker (either facilitated or teacher-led)
Best for grades 4 through 11
This traveling trunk focuses on bringing the Veterans Museum to the classroom. The footlocker contains more than 30 artifacts for students to examine, question and learn from. Ranging from original uniforms to Home Front items, there is something for every student to examine and learn from. The trunk comes with a teacher's guide to make it easier to guide student's interests, and sample questions the student can follow to learn more about the war, about Colorado's role and about life in the 1940s. You can lead the lessons on your own or you could request a Museum volunteer to come to the school to facilitate the footlocker for you! The length of the facilitated experience is 45 - 90 minutes.
To learn more about the program, or to reserve the trunk for use in YOUR classroom, email David Little at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Presentations (facilitated)
Best for grades 6 through 12
The Veterans Museum is a volunteer-run Museum. Many of these individuals are veterans, and are delighted to share their stories and experiences with students. Most presenters will bring a PowerPoint slide show with images from their time in the service. Veteran volunteer presenters have experiences that span conflicts ranging from the Cold War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and interwar periods. Timing can vary based on number of students/classes and availability of veteran volunteers.
To arrange veteran presentations, email email@example.com or call (303) 460-6801
Educator Summit & Professional Development
Teachers grades K - 12 are invited to the 2023 Broomfield Educator Summit! Participants will receive a $250 stipend, plus a catered lunch, as well as materials and resources to use in your classroom.
The Content will be focused on the humanities, critical thinking skill development, providing feedback on student needs around local history, and a professional development workshop from Invent HQ Creative Technologists. You will learn three low cost, hands-on maker activities with an opportunity to remix them for use in your classroom. Bring questions about makerspace equipment, how to set up a makerspace, teaching STEAM topics, and more.
This summit is free and open to all educators (homeschool & afterschool educators welcome), and professional development credit is available through the Colorado State Library.
The Date and Location will be announced soon!
Inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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