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2017 Schedule
Written by Claudia Worth   
Friday, 16 June 2017

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”. Second SATURDAYS -10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  February 11, March 11, April 8, June 10, July 8,  September 9, November 11, December 9 2017 ( our Holiday Party).  

 

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 a Quilt show, old cars and tours with music  in a 1900’s Victorian.  

Apple Cider Day -  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 for only $5. Lunch is served for a nominal fee. Music, dancing and fun for all!

 Musicians are always welcome to join the jam session led by Joanne Crippen of Golden Strings, at the three major events and our December Holiday party!!!

 

 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, 16 June 2017 )
 
June 2017
Written by Claudia Worth   
Friday, 26 May 2017

The season of afternoon thundershowers is upon us as we enter the summer season here in Wheat Ridge. The farmers almanac says it may be a stormy summer this year so enjoy those nice mornings!!! The reason I mention the weather is because it is time to plant the garden now that we are sure there will be no more frosts. At the Historic Park we have a small garden area between the "Soddy" and the Implement Shed. If you are interested in tending this small plot this summer let our Museum hostess Jane know by calling 303-421-9111 Tues - Friday 10 am to 3 pm. Keep in mind this is public land so no private profit can be gained from the produce but your family and friends can enjoy your efforts. There are food banks who would love fresh produce for those in need as well.  Back in the day it was a necessity to have a garden, now gardening can be a rewarding hobby.

A good time was had by all who attended our May Festival this year.The last two surviving members of the White Family (Nancy and Elsie) were here for the dedication of a memorial tree for their sister Barbara Bright. Many White family cousins enjoyed visiting and learning more about our family history here at the Historic Park. Since we were unable to get an appraiser for the May Festival we had a small plant sale instead. We hope to expand on this theme for next years event.  The new "carport tent" was a hit with the musicians as they were able to enjoy the day without too much sun. The musicians were wonderful as always. If you have never heard someone play a saw, you have to see the talented musician who graces us with this magical talent!!!  The Heritage Day event at the Baugh House will be Saturday August 12, 2017 10 am to 4 pm with the Golden Strings band once again delighting us with their songs. Come sing along!!! 

Sometimes historic items are found in strange places... take the case of the "Granite Tombstones". Recently there were two red granite tombstones found on the Wheat Ridge greenbelt. No one knows where they came from but they do have names and dates on them. the names are as follows: Martin L. Brozovich 1894-1957 and Myrtle A. Harvey August 11,1883 - August 24, 1964. so if you have any information about these please give our hostess a call at 303-421-9111. Tues to Friday 10 am to 3 pm or leave us a message or stop by the museum.   

Now instead of leaving historic items on the greenbelt remember you can bring antique items, old photographs, year books and other memorabilia to the Historic Park.  Wheat Ridge will soon be turning 50 years old so we are gathering information for a book that will be available thru the City of Wheat Ridge so if you have some information to share about our city or it's history please stop by or give us a call , we have email also This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Our Second Saturday event this month will be Open House and Tours at the Baugh House Saturday June 10th, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a great time to see the log cabin encapsulated within a Victorian 1900's house. We have several rocking chairs to relax in while doing knitting or crocheting, this is a good time to get advice from other crafters as well.

Our June Historic Society meeting will be a Potluck Picnic at 6-6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 730 p.m.  We will be discussing the final contract with the city, the budget and upcoming events so plan to attend, even if only to enjoy the great eats!!! 

The Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle will meet on June 28, 2017 from !0:30 am to 2:30 pm. We would like to thank Kari Liechti for the quilt she donated for the Baugh house. By the way The Heritage Day event includes a Quilt show where you can view this and other quilts donated to the society.  

As always I look forward to meeting you at our next meeting or event,

Janet "White" Bradford 

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 May 2017 )
 
May 2017
Written by Claudia Worth   
Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Excitement is building for our first festival of the year. We hope you will join us the Second Saturday of the month for our

 May Festival Saturday May 13, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Park 4610 Robb Street.  A time to celebrate the arrival of spring, time to enjoy music, crafts, and community. We have family fun in store for all ages.

  The ever popular May Pole Dance is a photo opportunity not to be missed!!! We have crafters showing and selling their wares. Thinking of learning to Quilt or Knit this is your opportunity to ask questions of crafters with years of experience. Like to sing old folk songs or play an instrument? Golden Strings Blue Grass will be here, join in with the local musicians.  There will be a tree dedication with many White Family members in attendance. ( I look forward to seeing my cousins, Courtland White is coming all the way from North Carolina)  We will have some plants for sale as well. Lunch is available for $6. Adults / $4. Kids (cash only please) or bring a picnic!!!  The implement shed will be open with tour guides to answer your questions about the old time equipment. Kids are usually amazed at how the old timers did the work by hand or harness. Did you ever wonder how they washed clothes back in the day?  See how much work it was just to keep a family in clean clothes on a wash board!  

Crafters who would like to participate can contact  our Museum Hostess Jane Harvey at  -- 303-421-9111.

 

Meghan Godby at the Neighborhood Gazette wrote an excellent article in the April 18- May 15, 2017 edition about the Wheat Ridge Historical Society. Thank You Meghan!!!

 

We had some new members join us at our monthly meeting in April and look forward to seeing them and hopefully more at our upcoming May 9th meeting 7 pm at the Red Brick house 4610 Robb St. We will be finalizing the details for the May Festival. If you can volunteer for our event this would be a good meeting to attend for an assignment.

 

We are greatly encouraged by the recent donations to the Historic Society and we encourage you to talk with your relatives about the past, record their stories and share them with us. Antique items, old Wheat Ridge area photographs, year books and other memorabilia can be preserved for the future by donating them to the Historic Society. 

 

The Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle will meet on May 24th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Red Brick house.  Bring something to work on (or ask questions about) a show & tell item and a sack lunch if you wish!

 

The Wheat Ridge Historic Park at 4610 Robb St. Wheat Ridge is a great place to take your family for a picnic when school is out. For just a $2. donation you can sneak a history lesson in when you come by. Open Tuesday thru Friday 10 AM TO 3 PM  Let us know if you have a large group in advance and we can have more tour guides available.

 

Happy Spring

Janet White Bradford 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 May 2017 )
 
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