Tesoro Cultural Center's Living History Experience


Jun 2, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
11:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be hosted on the grounds of The Fort restaurant (19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison) and will feature engaging family-friendly activities, dynamic enrichment opportunities, and immersion into the past.


 Highlights include:

  • Rotating theme weekends, including American Indian, Spanish Colonial and Western, with corresponding art, music, dancing, demonstrations and workshops.
  • Special engagement events, including the 17th annual Powwow (June 3, 2017) and 1830s Rendezvous (September 16-17, 2017).
  • Award-winning artists displaying, selling and demonstrating their work each weekend. 
  • Showings of “Shinin’ Times,” a film about the connections between Bent’s Old Fort and The Fort Restaurant, narrated by the late Sam Arnold, founder of The Fort; as well as Tesoro’s oral history films, including “Early Spanish Settlers of Colorado,” “The Utes,” and “The Kiowa People.”
  • Historical interpreters dressed in period attire.
  • Visitors can touch and examine historical objects and explore their stories at Tesoro’s Hands-On-History Cart.


Capitalizing on summer weekends, Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be open Friday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting June 2 and concluding October 15, 2017.


$5; free for children six and under


View map The Fort
19192 Hwy 8
Morrison, CO

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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