Expand your World, Learn Something New!

Visit the Museum and explore history, art, and other local topics with our special programs.


A Soundtrack to Estes History
Thursday, March 28, 5:30 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Presented by Mike Estes Dixon
Mike Estes Dixon has spent 20 years researching his Estes family heritage and in this program, he will present the historic contribution of the Estes family from the 1400s in Italy and Scotland through 1875. Estes Dixon is a local singer, songwriter, musician, and playwright. He has created 19 songs about Estes family members and each song highlights a significant historic event that documents the American experience over several generations.


MLK, Jr. – His Life, His Vision, His Legacy
Thursday, April 4, 5:30 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Thursday, April 4th, 2019 marks 51 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and assassinated by a sniper’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Those who opposed him gave him many labels: radical, agitator, and threat during the 50s and 60s battle for civil rights. Yet, he remained undeniably hopeful and relentlessly diligent in working to create opportunities, dialogues, and progress for the poor, working men and women, and minorities of every race, color, creed and ethnicity.

Join us for an evening of food, speakers, music, a multi-media presentation and artwork inspired by Dr. King’s words. Lend your voice to the conversation and discussion on how to continue his work to build OUR community.

Brought to you by Martin Luther King, Jr. Loveland Events – Celebrating 30 years of commitment and service to Loveland and Northern Colorado.


Mother’s Day Art Market
Friday, May 10, 5 – 7:30 pm

Thompson School District art teachers featured in the Practice What You Teach exhibit will have work for sale at the Museum. Come find the perfect gift for mom and enjoy springtime treats while you shop!


The Pioneering Past of the Big Thompson Valley Newspaper Stories by Zethyl Gates
Friday, May 10, 6:30 pm

Museum Lobby – Free
Book Signing with Editor Diane Brotemarkle
This book features newspaper stories about the early days of Loveland, Colorado and the region told by Loveland native and historian, Zethyl Gates, during the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s.


The Struggle is Real: Power Struggles Between Parents and Children
Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Presentation by Ari Hoffman, licensed psychotherapist with a specialty in family counseling


Mariano Medina Remembers
Saturday, May 25, 1:30 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Presented by Angel Vigil
Master storyteller Angel Vigil will bring to life Loveland’s colorful pioneer, Mariano Medina. Experience Mariano Medina as he reminisces about his younger days as a mountain man, father and Colorado pioneer.


Finding Power in Financial Freedom
Thursday, June 6, 5:30 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Presented by Penny Kid of Pennywise Financial Counseling Services


Moving Power Forward: Hydropower in Colorado
Thursday, July 25, 6 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Presented by James Bishop, Public Involvement Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation
Bishop will talk about how hydropower works on the northern Front Range, as it relates to the Colorado Big Thompson water project.


History of the Stone Age Fair
Thursday, September 12, 6 pm

Foote Gallery – Free
Presented by the Loveland Archaeological Society
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Stone Age Fair. Learn about the beginnings of this long-established fair, its connections to Loveland, Colorado, and how the Museum’s founder, Harold Dunning, was involved.