Tag: history

August 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Build your own cities both past and present while becoming a historic preservationist. Learn about saving historic structures, the evolution of a city, and the importance of historic preservation with guests from the Molly Brown House Museum. Appropriate for students in grades K-5. 

July 27, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing by reliving one of history’s greatest achievements.  Led by Richard from STEMpunkED, watch remastered and previously unseen videos and images of humanity’s first steps and giant leaps.  All ages welcome!

Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
March 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

How do artifacts help to tell the story of history? We tend to think of history as centered on the lives of influential people, but in this workshop we’ll examine the past through the life of things. Working as historical detectives, we’ll piece together the past by examining artifacts that clue us into Adams County history. Part of the Perl Mack Museum Project, a year-long program to develop a pop-up museum exhibit by, for, and about our community. 

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March 2, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Experience the magic of oral tradition with the “Legend of the Tree Sisters,” presented by representatives from Museo de las Americas. This engaging legend teaches the importance of Native American horticulture traditions and planting methodology. Following the Native American tradition of using all parts of the corn, participants will help create a corn-husk doll. Appropriate for kids in grades kindergarten through 6. No registration required. This program follows the opening reception of "Roots/Raíces," an exhibition that explores the agricultural roots of Latin America through art and artifacts. 

March 2, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Gather for the opening reception of “Roots/Raíces,” an exploration of the agricultural roots of Latin America through art and artifacts. Enjoy music and food while taking in this exhibition curated by Museo de las Americas specially for Anythink. Following the reception, kids in grades kindergarten through 6 are invited to experience the magic of oral tradition with The Legend of the Three Sisters. This engaging legend teaches the importance of Native American horticulture traditions and planting methodology, and participants will create corn-husk dolls. Events are free and open to the public. No registration required. "Roots/Raíces" will be on display at Anythink Commerce City through May 1, 2019. 

Acompáñanos en la inauguración de “Roots/Raíces” con música, comida y representantes del Museo de las Américas. Continúa la celebración con un programa especial de seguimiento exclusivo para niños. De las 3:00 a las 4:00 de la tarde, los alumnos desde kindergarten hasta sexto grado están invitados a experimentar la magia de la tradición oral con “The Legend of the Three Sisters” (La Leyenda de las Tres Hermanas). Esta atractiva leyenda enseña la importancia de las tradiciones de la horticultura de los nativos americanos y la metodología de plantación, y los participantes ayudarán a crear una muñeca de mazorca de maíz. Todos los eventos son gratuitos y están abiertos al público. 

Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
February 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Runes are an early alphabet of ancient Germanic peoples, including Vikings. According to Norse mythology, the god Odin discovered the meaning of the runes as he hung on the World Tree, Yggdrasil. Discover the story and meaning of these runes and create some runic crafts. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Teen, Tween
October 27, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Don’t miss this once-in-a-life time chance to hear Franklin J. Macon, one of the original Tuskegee Airman, tells stories of how he overcame life’s obstacles to become one of the first black US Airmen. His book, I Wanted to be a Pilot, encourages kids to recognize history and reach for their dreams. No registration required.


August 30, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Anythink Film Series is a unique outdoor film experience, taking place throughout the month of August at each Anythink location. Each film will be paired with an interactive experience as we explore different genres around the district. Learn more about the full lineup of films

Explore the rich history of Commerce City and hear past and present stories of immigration. Then, together with neighbors, enjoy an outdoor screening of the powerful drama Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna). The group conversation and panel discussion will include representatives of the Commerce City Historical Society, Commerce City Council and local residents. This film is rated PG-13.

Please bring blankets, pillows or chairs for comfortable seating during outdoor screenings. Popcorn will be provided, and people are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drink. 

6:30 pm: Panel discussion
8:pm: Film screening