Ah April snow showers bring spring flowers with green grasses and buds in the trees. Should be a wet spring with the warm winter we had, but I doubt many will complain about the moisture since we sure need it, Hopefully the weather will cooperate for our spring events!
This Second Saturday April 8th from 10 am to 2 pm we will once again be at the Baugh House on 44th & Robb Street to give tours and talk about Wheat Ridge history while enjoying rocking and socializing in the log cabin encapsulated within a Victorian 1900's house. Bring your family by after attending the Wheat Ridge Easter Egg hunt at Panorama Park (35th & Fenton) to learn about past Easter celebrations in our area.
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Our May Festival on Saturday May 13th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Historic Park 4610 Robb St. looks to be a fun filled day. Come dance around the May Pole, watch crafters demonstrate their artistry, join the musicians sing and play old time music, enjoy lunch from the cook stove for a nominal fee, see the old farm implements, there will be a tree dedication and if we find someone we will also have antique appraisals for a nominal fee. We look forward to this family fun event and hope to see you there.
We would like to say thank you to Janelle Shaver (our City Clerk and WRHS member) for the construction update pictures of Fruitdale School. We appreciate being able to add to our archives which has a lot of the Fruitdale memorabilia. Also Thanks to Sarah Spaulding for helping us to reach more potential visitors by including our schedule of events in the Connections newspaper and the Mayor Matters monthly email newsletter. Steven Clyde at the Wheat Ridge Recreation center helped us get some flyers for our Spring / Summer events we appreciate your help Steven. Thank you Clay Worth for the twin mattress now at the Baugh house! We also received a 3/4 bed which we put into the Johnson Cabin loft but it is missing the rails so if you have any extra bed rails or can make us some please let us know!!! Michael Graham donated an old Edgar Allen Poe 1863 Poetry book for our collection, he said "well I can't take it with me when I go and I can not remember the last time I actually read it so I figure it was time to give it a new home". We appreciate all the donations. Keep the Historic Society in mind when you are spring cleaning this year, that old picture, year book or antique piece could find a new home here at the Historic Park. Still enjoying your antiques and pictures but not sure what should happen to them when you are no longer around to enjoy them, put the Wheat Ridge Historic Society in your estate plan. Future generations will appreciate the items you loved and they will be treasured here at the park.
The Historic Park is open Tuesday thru Friday 10 am to 3 pm with our hostess and tour guide Jane Harvey available to receive your donations and give tours of the park. Tours are only $2. But PLEASE let us know ahead of time for large groups as we have some historians who can help with advanced notice.
We had a nice visit with Meghan Godby a reporter for the Neighborhood Gazette last week, she will be writing an upcoming piece on our May Festival so look for that soon...
Our April Historic Society meeting will be on the Second Tuesday- April 11th -- 7pm social 7:30 pm meeting at the Red Brick house at the Historic Park 4610 Robb St.
The Wheat Ridge Quilting Circle will meet at the Red Brick house on the 4th Wednesday April 26th 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Bring something to work on, a show & tell item and a sack lunch if you wish. A $2 donation is appreciated. Any questions call Jane at 303-421-9111.
As always I look forward to meeting you at our next event, Janet "White" Bradford