Arma Dei Academy, a classical Christian school at 345 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, held its annual Thanksgiving event at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on Nov. 30. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade dressed as prominent people from Colorado’s history and re-enacted scenes in different rooms of the mansion.
Upstairs was a flashback to Colorado’s early industries. One student was dressed as a nurse caring for her patient with tuberculosis. Another student was President Theodore Roosevelt ready to embark on his next hunting expedition. Downstairs was a look into Denver’s development. Students dressed as famous families and individuals, including Molly Brown, Titanic survivor and human-rights activist, and the Springer family, an original owner of the mansion.
Family and friends were invited to explore the mansion and watch the different plays. The event ended with square dancing in the ballroom followed by a Thanksgiving lunch.
“Our goal is to teach lifelong education,” said Dina Ogg, director of admissions. “These kids really love to learn.”