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Call for Entries: First Annual Colorado Heritage Festival, May 18-19 at the History Colorado Center

Take your place in a new festival honoring the stories that have shaped Colorado's past by submitting your organization's activity or event today!

DENVER, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From May 18 to 19, History Colorado will showcase stories from around the state for a weekend of events and activities at the History Colorado Center in Denver to celebrate Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Organizations and individuals from throughout Colorado are encouraged to submit an activity, tour, scavenger hunt, or other creative event to be a part of the celebration.

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Activities could include scavenger hunts, historic neighborhood tours, archaeology digboxes, cheese-making demos, beer-crafting demos, canning, cooking demos, or adobe brick making – but applicants are encouraged to be as creative as possible.

Tell your community's story at the two-day event!  Complete the fillable PDF Activities Proposal Form to submit an activity for May 18 and/or 19.  Include as much detail as possible and return your proposal by March 18 to [email protected].  Download the form from our website at http://bit.ly/AHPM13ActivitiesProposalForm  (Don't forget to download the form to your computer and re-save it with your event name before submitting!)

History Colorado is also compiling a calendar of statewide events.  To contribute your community's AHPM events to the calendar, visit http://bit.ly/AHPM13EventSubmissionForm

Be a part of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month to celebrate how Coloradans are creating a future that honors our eclectic and exciting past.  Visit http://bit.ly/AHPM13EventsCalendar to get involved and see what's happening around the state.

About History Colorado
History Colorado connects people to the stories, places and heritage of Colorado's past that provide perspectives on today and inspire our choices for tomorrow. Through exhibits, collections, educational experiences, and archaeology and historic preservation programs throughout the state, History Colorado brings history to life for audiences of all ages. Headquartered in the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District, find History Colorado at Facebook.com/HistoryColorado and on Twitter @HistoryColorado, #COHistory and #PreserveCO. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY
for more information.

Media Contacts
Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager
(303) 866-2049, [email protected]

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