Winter/Spring 2018 Programs for Adults & Families
Register online through RecTrac, the City of Longmont's class registration software. See Registration information and Policies for more information. You can also register for any program by calling 303-651-8374 or in person at the Museum.
Our Town Talks
March 9, 7 pm, free admission, cash bar
Do you ever watch the news and wish there were a version of it focusing on the good stuff? Join us for the first bi-annual celebration of our community: Our Town Talks. The evening will feature personal stories from Longmont residents centered around the unifying theme of HOME. Join us for a spirited celebration of the great things Longmont has to offer, featuring food, music, conversation, and more at this event designed to meld a TED Talk with a block party.
WWI History LecturesThink and Drink – War & Civilization
February 8, 6:30 pm, $5
World War I brought conflict on a scale the world had never seen. View the WWI: Longmont & the Great War exhibit, then join Grey Havens Group for one of our signature Think & Drink discussions in which we ponder the meaning of war in the past and the present. Buy tickets online
Longmont in the Great War
February 22, 6:30 pm, $5
One hundred years ago, men and women left their homes in Longmont to serve in World War I. In this presentation, Heather Thorwald, a curator of the exhibit, shares dramatic stories of ordinary people whose lives were changed by this extraordinary event. Buy tickets online
Deadly Laboratories – The Evolution of Tactics & Technology in the First World War
April 5, 6:30 pm, $5
Do you think of trench warfare as the insane tactic of old, mustachioed generals who didn’t care about the lives of their soldiers? Go beyond pop culture characterization to get a firsthand look at the small arms of the First World War and connect with the hardships and experiences of the soldiers who carried them with this presentation by local history buff, Benjamin White-Patarino. Buy tickets online
Art & Sip
Grab a drink and get creative with these Thursday night art classes for adults. Beer, wine, and specialty drinks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar.
Art & Sip — Sweetheart Pin Cushions
February 15, 6:30 pm, $35 (194009)
During World War I, British soldiers hand crafted heartshaped pin cushions to send home to their wives,sweethearts, and mothers. Join us for a modern twist on this historical craft. Register online
Art & Sip — Swipe Painting
February 22, 6:30 pm, $35 (194010)
Play with one of the newest painting techniques: swipe painting! We will use fluid acrylics to create interesting and sometimes unpredictable abstract effects. Register online
Art & Sip — Arm Knit Scarves
March 1, 6:30 pm, $35 (294003)
Learn the basics of arm knitting and complete your own super-soft, chunky scarf in just one evening! Arm knitting is a great introduction to this classic wartime craft. Register online
Art & Sip — Ceramic Mug Dazzle Decorating
March 8, 6:30 pm, $35 (294004)
Create a custom coffee mug using WWI dazzle camouflage techniques. Dazzle patterns are similar to the contemporary art of Zentangle, where graphic patterns are smashed together to create a visual smorgasbord of interest. Register online
Art & Sip — Peeps Diorama
March 15, 6:30 pm, $35 (294006)
Get ready for Easter! Use Peeps to build a diorama that illustrates a scene from your favorite book and enter your creation into the Longmont Library’s Peeps Diorama Contest. Register online
Art & Sip — Painting Poppies
March 22, 6:30 pm, $35 (294007)
From the Wizard of Oz to WWI’s Flanders Field, the wild flower poppy has inspired many with its survivalism and its beauty. The remembrance poppy has been used for nearly 100 years to commemorate military personnel who died in war. Come paint a field of these famous flowers with us as we give you step-by-step instruction. Register online
Preregistration is strongly encouraged if there is a registration code.
Register online, by phone or in person, or mail completed registration form to the Museum. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register early, classes fill quickly!
Questions? Call 303-651-8374
Cancellation must be made at least two weeks prior to the session start date for a full refund. Cancellations made one week prior to class start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, cancellations made less than 1 week prior to start date are subject to a 75% cancellation fee. In the event the Museum cancels a class, registration fees are refunded in full.