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March 2017
Written by Claudia Worth   
Saturday, 11 March 2017

The winds of March are blowing strong ushering in spring. Join us at the Baugh house for our Second Saturday Open House Saturday March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the log  cabin encapsulated within a Victorian 1900's house. Rock in the soothing rocking chairs while listening to old tyme stories of Wheat Ridge's past.

Our March Historic society meeting will be on March 14, 2017 at the Red Brick museum, 7pm social then 7:30 pm meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming May festival.

Speaking of the May Festival, mark your calendar for this upcoming fun event.
May Festival Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Historic Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The May pole dance is always a popular event and this year we are encouraging all local schools to join us. If enough schools plan to participate we may have a fun competition for them with prizes!!!

We are currently looking for an  Antique Appraiser to help with that part of the festival as the gentleman who has graciously donated his services in the past will not be available this year due to a prior commitment. So if you have or know someone who has this expertise we would appreciate the help, please give Jane our hostess a call at the museum.

This year we will also have a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Barbara  Bright, one of the White family daughters who was raised at the Soddy before moving to Maybell Colorado where she met Lyal Bright. They later made their home in Wheat Ridge where they raised three sons. Her sisters Elsie Heuerman and Nancy Southard will be here for the dedication. Although these sisters were very young when they lived at the soddy, they can tell you stories they heard growing up from the extended family.

As always I look forward to meeting more Wheat Ridge history buffs at our events and meetings!

Happy Spring

Janet "White" Bradford 

 
February Extra
Written by Claudia Worth   
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
For all you Wheat Ridge History buffs, I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event this coming Saturday February 18, 2017 at  1 p.m. at the Four Season's Farmers Market at 7043 W.38TH (between Pierce & Teller streets). There will be a Questions & Answers session with Charlotte Whetsel (Longtime Wheat Ridge Historical Society member) on Wheat Ridge History she will talk about the Early Settlers here and show maps of the homesteads in the area. 
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 February 2017 )
 
February 2017
Written by Claudia Worth   
Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Ahhh February, the month of Valentine's Day and Presidents Day, changing weather with sun and wind one day then snow another! Gotta love the shortest month of the year cause once it's done we are closer to Spring!!  Are you experiencing cabin fever? Come on by the Baugh House this Saturday (February 11,  2017 from 10 am to 2 pm) to reminisce about the past, rock in the chairs and listen to great olde-time music. Bring your instruments and/or voice to join in the fun.

We are very sad to announce the death of Frank (Hank) Stites, his memorial was last week. He was  a dear friend to the society. He was a former mayor of Wheat Ridge, "the best parliamentarian we had in the mayor's office" says Claudia Worth, President of the Historic Society. He was very involved with the Carnation Festival, he was always there to listen to his constituents with his open door policy. Our thoughts are with his family at this time of loss. 

We did not have a Historic Society meeting this month per our vote last month so our next meeting will be on Tuesday March 14, 2017 7 p.m. social time 7:30 p.m. meeting starts. Each month a member brings refreshments for the meeting, see our list below. As you will note we do not have a volunteer for September so if you would be interested let Jane know at 303-421-9111.  New members welcome, so come join us!!! 

Refreshment schedule 2017 

March - Claudia 

April - Janet 

May - Idella 

June - Charlotte

July - Jane 

August - Don 

September - 

October - Mike & Lynn

November - Deb 

December - Holiday Party  

Donations to the Wheat Ridge Historic Society are gladly accepted and encouraged!!! We are still in need of a twin mattress for the Baugh house  (new or used). Antique items, old Wheat Ridge area photographs, and other memorabilia can be dropped off at the Red Brick  House (We have one thanks to the Worths.)  Tuesday thru Fridays 10 AM TO 3 PM or at one of our Saturday events. 

The Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle will meet the 4th Wednesday February 22, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring something to work on, a show & tell item and a sack lunch if you wish!!! Any questions call Jane at 303-421-9111  

I look forward to meeting you at our next event!

Janet "White" Bradford  (What a great job Janet is doing on the Web Site. What a load off of me. I so appreciate it. )

The Wheat Ridge Historical Society Meeting Schedule 2017

TUESDAY. at the Red Brick House 4610 Robb St. Wheat Ridge 7 pm social 7:30 pm meeting starts 

March 14, April 11, May 9,  June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12 (Holiday party at Baugh house).    New this year we will have meetings in the summer and due to weather restrictions no meetings in January and February

 

The Wheat Ridge Historic Society Event Schedule 2017

Open House and Tours at the Baugh House - a log cabin encapsulated within a Victorian 1900's house are on the second Saturday's at 44th & Robb Street in Wheat Ridge join us for rocking on the chairs reminiscing about Wheat Ridge "back in the day". Musicians are always welcome to join the jam session led by Joanne Crippen of Golden Strings.

Second SATURDAYS -10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  February 11, March 11, April 8, June 10, July September 9, November 11, December 9 2017 

 

May Festival Saturday May 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Park 4610 Robb Street.  A time to celebrate the arrival of spring and to enjoy music and food for a nominal fee.

Heritage Day Saturday August 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baugh House 44th & Robb Street. Featuring  tours and music with visiting in a relaxed atmosphere.  

Apple Cider Days Saturday October 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Park 4610 Robb Street.  Bring your own apples and containers to hold the cider pressed on our own presses. Lunch is served for a nominal fee. Music, dancing ad fun for all!

 The Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Red Brick house at the Historic park 10:30 am to 2:30 pm  January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 29 (4th Week due to Thanksgiving) no meeting in December.  

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 February 2017 )
 
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