Executive Director, Lori Preston interviewed by Frank Dubofsky of KGNU

Frank Dubofsky

KGNU is an independent community listener-supported radio program located at 88.5 FM in Boulder and at 1390 AM in Denver. The show, “A Public Affair” moderated by the Honorable Frank Dubofsky, a former appellate court judge and trial court judge for over 25 years serves as the Host who recently interviewed the Executive Director of the Museum of Boulder, Lori Preston. Here is their conversation about what the Museum has to offer in this moment, Lori’s role, the Museum’s response to the pandemic and highlighted partnerships including Boulder Community Health and nonprofits like Historic Boulder. Please note the December 12th and 13th event with Historic Boulder has been postponed due to the current Code Red level.

Artifacts Alive! program materials

Looking for a way to bring primary sources to life for your elementary school class? This program is made up of skits for students to perform that will bring artifacts from Boulder’s history to life! It’s also great for creative families looking for some group activities they can do indoors together.

Begin by downloading the introduction and instructions.

You will need the photos and text panels that provide more information on each object. We recommend teachers or parents read the text panels that describe each artifact and their significance to local history so you can speak with authority. You may want to read them with your younger learners if you feel they would comprehend their content.

Then download and print the scripts.

You’ll also need to download and print all the props and follow the instructions for cutting out the map. You can also assemble costumes and extra props, see the instructions for suggestions.

Then don’t forget to print the conclusion!

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If you have any trouble downloading the materials, email Chelsea at chelsea@museumofboulder.org.