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Sundays free at Colorado History Museum for Black History Month

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DENVER ” The Colorado History Museum is celebrating Black History Month every Sunday in February with free museum admission and free History Colorado programs that celebrate Colorado’s African American people. Enjoy crafts and family activities as well as performances and demonstrations.

All activities and presentations are free and take place at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Visit http://www.coloradohistory.org for more information or call (303) 866-3682.

– Feb. 10 ” Life in Dearfield. What was life like for the families that lived and farmed in Dearfield, an all-black farming community founded near Greeley in 1910? Staff from the Black American West Museum will on hand to tell this tale of hope and hardship. Cherry Creek Dance Kids Performing Company Hip Hop dancers will perform.

– Feb.17 ” Celebrate Music! Professional storyteller Santemu will bring African and African American folk tales to life with songs and drumming. Also, enjoy music by the African American Leadership Institute’s Jazz Garden band at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

– Feb. 24 ” Voices of the Past. Costumed interpreters provided by the Beckwourth Club; bring famous African American Coloradans to life through artifacts, demonstrations, and crafts. Break dance performances by Urban Peak’s “The Spot” Performers at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.