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
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
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
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.