Heritage Courtyard Programs

Fort Collins Through TimeBoxelder Schoolhouse and Auntie Stone's CabinFort Collins Through Time Located in Heritage Courtyard at Library Park Journey through time at the Heritage Courtyard. You’ll get tours of all four historic buildings: The Antoine Janis Cabin, The Auntie Stone Cabin, The Boxelder Schoolhouse, and The Franz-Smith Cabin. Each stop will give you a [...]

Summer Camps FAQ

Summer Camps FAQ We want to help make taking advantage of summer camps easier! If you run into any questions, check out our handy FAQ below or reach out to hfuhrman@fcmod.org. What time are camps?Most of our camps are half-day and run from 9am-12pm. Our Heritage Courtyard, Zombie, and Dome camps run from 9am-12:30pm. Afternoon [...]

National Authors Day

Post written by Alex Ballou, Marketing Assistant.  National Authors Day Fort Collins Museum of Discovery recently sat down with local author, blogger, and inspirational speaker, Teresa Funke. A friend of the museum, Teresa seeks to provide bursts of knowledge and inspiration through the arts. She sat down with staff for an interview in honor of […]

National Book Lovers Day

Post written by Alex Ballou, Marketing Assistant.  National Book Lovers Day Fort Collins Museum of Discovery interviewed local children’s books illustrator and current FCMoD volunteer, Cathy Morrison, in celebration of National Book Lovers Day! The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your connection to […]

Prominent Women in Fort Collins History

Post written by Alex Ballou, Marketing Assistant.  Prominent Women in Fort Collins History Every year we celebrate Women’s History Month in March by recognizing the contributions of women throughout history. This year for Women’s History Month, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is highlighting the accomplishments of seven prominent women in Fort Collins History, whose stories […]

Interview with Write Minded’s Guitarist, Forrester

Post written by Alex Ballou, Marketing & Design Assistant.  Interview with Write Minded’s Guitarist (& FCMoD Employee), Forrester Fort Collins Museum of Discovery was thrilled to interview local musician and Music & Sound Lab employee, Forrester Tamkun. Forrester, a Colorado native, is the guitarist for local band Write Minded. Based out of Fort Collins, CO, […]

The Founding Mother of Fort Collins

Post written by Alex Ballou, Marketing & Design Assistant. On September 8th, 2018 we will celebrate Elizabeth “Auntie” Stone’s birthday at her cabin. Who is this woman who danced the night away, cooked for her neighbors, and who co-operated the first flour mill? She is Fort Collins’ very own Elizabeth “Auntie” Stone, the “Founding Mother […]

Summer Camps

Summer Camps Adventure continues... virtually! Unfortunately, we've made the difficult decision to cancel all FCMoD Summer Camps for the 2020 season. While we'll miss seeing your child at our camps this season, we are hoping you will still join us for Summer with FCMoD online offerings. All currently enrolled summer camp participants will receive first [...]

Mission, Vision, History

Welcome to Fort Collins Museum of Discovery! We're an interactive and immersive museum, featuring hands-on and collections-based exhibits that tell the stories of Northern Colorado and beyond. History The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) of today was built from a partnership between the City of Fort Collins Museum (established 1941) and the nonprofit Discovery [...]