About the program

The Four Corners Community History Project is a five-year grant from the US Department of Education’s Teaching American History (TAH) program that serves four school districts located in the Four Corners/West Slope area – a truly unique part of southwest Colorado.

The project provides history teachers with content-rich, hands-on teaching U.S. history professional development.

In partnership with the University of Northern Colorado and the Southern Ute Tribal Museum, each year we serve 20-25 of the area’s history teachers (grades K-12), a coalition serving 31,000 students from four school districts.


For more information, please contact

Dr. Michael Welsh, Executive Historian

Dr. Maria Samora, Project Director

Virginia Lightsey-Ceehorn, Project Coordinator