The Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society offers an authentic experience in a 1920’s one-room schoolhouse at Medlen School on South Turkey Creek Road. Built in 1886, the school has been restored in its original location.

Medlen classroom

Children who have completed grades 1-6 share in this unique opportunity to:

EXPERIENCE a typical country school with several grades;
LEARN “the four R’s” – reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic and recitation – just as children of the 1920’s did; and
PARTICIPATE in the games they played, the songs they sang, and the fun they had!

We are happy to announce the following 2024 dates!

Session I: June 4-6
Session II: June 11-13

Location: 8369 So. Turkey Creek Rd.; Morrison, CO
Times: 9am – 12pm
Fee: $40.00

Medlen chores

Session choice is first come, first served.  Registration confirmation and legal release will be mailed to you.

Please contact Jo Ann Dunn at 303-503-5978


June 3-6 and 10-13

9:15am – 12:00pm

Hiwan Heritage Park

28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, CO

Explore history through games, crafts, projects, presentations, and immersive activities!

$100 per week, per child.

*Discovery Days is sponsored by the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society, which offers educational
programming at Hiwan Museum in cooperation with Jefferson County Open Space.



Hiwan Kids Running Race

Here’s History

HK nature trail

This outreach program is designed to support the grade 2 Social Studies unit: History – Connecting the Past and Present. The program uses historic photographs and artifacts to bring local history to life. We bring this experience to your classroom!
Duration: 30 – 60 minutes
Fee: $1 per student per presentation.
Each presentation is for one classroom (20 -35 students)

(720) 497-7654

To register:

Funded by:

Colorado History

Colorado History - School

Visit the past at Hiwan Heritage Park. Experience Colorado’s pioneer history by packing a prairie schooner, making journey cake, learning in the 1876 Centennial School Room and shopping in the 1895 Bear Creek Store.

Date: March 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $2 per student
Ages 6-12, Families Welcome!

(720) 497-7650 to register

Pueblos and Plains

Pueblos and Plains items

Learn about the history and cultures of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Navajo and Pueblo peoples through hands-on exploration. Discover how natural resources have been used to provide housing, clothing, food and more. Make a clay pot to take home!

Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $2 per student*
Ages 6-12, families welcome!

(720) 497-7650

Large Group Tours

Come and experience historical Evergreen at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. Large group tours are offered throughout the year. Grades K – 12, $1.00 per student, for 10 – 25 students. Classes are offered Tuesday through Friday mornings year round. Call 720-497-7650 to register.

Hiwan Museum