- Education & Tours
Education & Tours
The Town of Windsor Museums offer a variety of opportunities for Kindergarten through 12th-grade students to have an engaging learning experience outside of the classroom. See how other groups have enjoyed tours at our facilities.
NEW! We also offer virtual curriculum and field trips! See the "Virtual Programs" tab below for more information.
Program Theme Ideas
- Exhibition-specific programs
- Industries of Windsor
- Life in the 1890s
- Math with the Sears Catalog
- Railroads and Transportation
- Technology and Communication
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Virtual Programs are now available!
Looking for fun, interactive social studies programming? Educators and parents can now access FREE virtual programs from the Town of Windsor Museums!
Windsor History Mysteries can be downloaded and printed for free and offer an exciting journey through social studies. Windsor History Mysteries aligns to 2020 Colorado Educational Standards in Social Studies for Grades 1-5, but kids of all ages can put on their detective hats and have fun with Windsor History Mysteries.
Lessons include activities on:
- The development of Windsor’s community
- Immigration and how people influence a town
- Using maps and compasses
- Primary and secondary sources
- and more!
Windsor History Mystery Episode 1: The Primary Source Case
Virtual Field Trips
Have a museum educator visit your online classroom! Virtual field trips are free and can be customized to any amount of time. Educators can present live or send pre-recorded sessions on any social studies objectives. Field trips can be adapted to learning objectives for 1st-12th grade.
For more information or to book a virtual field trip, contact Museum Educator Katherine Mercier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Field Trips include:
- Windsor History Museum Adventure
- Students can get up close and personal on a virtual tour of the Windsor History Museum, learning about artifacts, the development of Windsor, and the people who shaped its community
- Welcome to Windsor
- Students will take a virtual tour of two museum buildings, the Beet Shack and the Farmhouse, to learn about the experiences of German from Russia people who immigrated to Windsor in the early 1900s.
- Economics Exploration
- Using a Sears and Roebuck catalog, students will examine scarcity, choices, consequences, and decision-making through the lens of Windsor’s history.
Field Trip Experiences
Our highly-trained museum educators work with teachers to customize your field trip experience to fit in with your curriculum and objectives. We can host large groups of up to 150 students, or provide a more hands-on experience for smaller groups.
We pride ourselves on offering unique programming that can fit into any curriculum. If you are interested in seeing if we can customize a program for your students, please contact our Museum Education Coordinator at 970-674-3532.
Request a field trip using the Field Trip Request Form (PDF).
The Town of Windsor Museums provide free in-classroom programs to schools in the Weld RE-4 School District.
All outreach programs include a slide show featuring historic photos of Windsor and a hands-on activity using real artifacts from the Museum's education collection. Programs can be paired with a field trip to Boardwalk Park Museum, or can be a stand-alone program to support other areas of the curriculum. All outreach programs can be customized to meet the various needs of the classroom and curriculum.
For more information about classroom outreach or to schedule a program, contact the Museum Education Coordinator at 970-674-3532.
The Town of Windsor Museums' Education staff is available to lead professional development sessions for teachers. Let our highly trained educators demonstrate ways to best integrate the Town of Windsor Museums into your curriculum. Training sessions emphasize how to teach using objects in and out of the classroom, integrating the arts into your curriculum, and teaching cross-curricular so that even math and science teachers and benefit from the Museums' collections.
For more information on Professional Development or to schedule a training, contact the Culture Supervisor at 970-674-3521.
Tours of any of the Town of Windsor Museums are offered year-round free of charge for groups of five or more. Tours typically last 45 minutes to 1 hour and can cover Boardwalk Park Museum or Art and Heritage Center exhibitions. We are happy to customize tours to meet the requirements of each group.
For more information about private tours, or to schedule a tour, please contact the Museum Education Coordinator at 970-674-3532.
- The Art and Heritage Center cannot accommodate tour groups of more than 35 people.
- The historic buildings of Boardwalk Park Museum have no electricity and are not heated, therefore evening tours or tours during the winter months are not recommended.
- Larger groups may be split up for tours of Boardwalk Park Museum.
- While we do our best to make all of our Museums accessible for those with disabilities, sometimes the historic nature of the buildings at Boardwalk Park makes it difficult for those in wheelchairs to enter and exit. Please let staff know of any accommodations that anyone in your group needs in order to have their best experience.
Take a historic stroll through downtown Windsor. Learn about Windsor’s Historic Main Mile (PDF) or take a virtual walking tour.