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April 2015
Written by Claudia Worth   
Friday, 03 April 2015

April 2015

                HAPPY EASTER AND HAPPY SPRING!!

We apologize that we did not update this for March. We had  lots of activity at the museum.  Jane was busy finishing the inventory and putting up displays.

We have been invited to the Tribute to World War II and the 1940ís Celebration at Red Rocks Community College.  We will have a display in the Green Mtn. room which is just past the cafeteria.  The hours are 9am until 3pm April 9th.  If you have any items to loan for the day please drop them off at the Museum before the 8th , we will see you get them back. There will be a 1940ís swing band, Automobiles, and other displays.  Be sure and check this event out. 

Be sure and join us April 14th at 7:00 p.m. for the regular Historical Society meeting. Mike will be doing Refreshments.

We are glad to announce that we are now hosting the Wheat Ridge Quilting Circle.  My I donít know how I ever made quilts.  I have learned so many things.  If you are a quilter or would like to learn how to quilt from friends please join us at the museum the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 until 2:30 bring a lunch.   Bring something you are working on or something you would like to do. We also work on things for the museum.

May festival is approaching May 9th which is the Second Saturday of the month. We will be doing the childrenís May Pole dance, Joann and her Blue Grass Band will again be entertaining us through the day bring your instrument and join in.  Eron Johnson from Eron Johnsons Antiques will be appraising antiques for $5.00 apiece.  The Wheat Ridge Quilting Circle will be working on a quilt. You are invited to join in and try your hand at quilting the old fashion way.  We will have rug making, Knitting, Tatting, and herbs to sell.  If you have a specialty that you would like to share come join us, Call Jane at 303- 421 -9111.

We have the nicest Travel Mugs, and Cups for sale, and we are taking orders for our T Shirts. Check these red or blue quality knits out with our logo on them.  We also have gifts for Motherís Day .

CHECK BACK ON THIS WEB SITE WE WILL UPDATE OUR MAY FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES EVERY FRIDAY.

 

Berbert House  

Going through some papers I found this letter written to me. It is not dated so I don't know whenit was sent.

 

Dear Claudia, (Worth)

I hope the following will help you, there are a few things that you may want to know that I have not answered, but here it goes:

Paul Hein & my grandfather were born in Kentucky in 1862 & my grandmother Juanita Bird was also born in Kentucky in 1864. I am not sure of date they were married but they came to Colo. in 1884, homesteading on 44th Ave about 1/2 mile E. of Kipling St. They then moved to the present location in 1896. My mother was born in 1886 on the original homestead & met my father in 1904 who stopped over in Denver on his way to San Francisco .  He later retrned to Denver & marrried mother (Pearl) in 1905 & started a surgical & hospital supply co. in Denver on Arapahoe St. I was born in 1914 in Denver at 38th & Grove where my parents lived at that time. (I think that was actually a Doctors Office).

In 1919 my parents moved to the farm with my grandparents & built thePresent brick home which is now standing and were I was raised.  The original frame home was burned down by arson in 1964,however, my grandparents had moved into the brick house with my folks in 1926 as theoriginal house had no indoor bathroom facilities or running water. My grandfather died in 1938 my grandmother died in 1943, my mother in 1970 and my Dad in 1973.

 

My grandfather raised vegetables and fruit which he sold at the old Wazee Market. Mother & Grandmother raised Dahlias & gladiolas which at one time they planted 1000 Dahlias and 5000 Gladiolas that were sold to floral shops thru out the Denver area.  

As I have not been in the house since it was taken over by the the city (Wheat Ridge) I would like very much to come out and go thru it again sometime.

 Sincerely

J. Paul Berbert

 P.S.

In early times Ward Road was Mt. Olivet road, Robb St. was Sunnyside Lane. Lees Lane was between Sunnyside and Mt Olivet, then there was a Lane where Parfet is now & Lewis Lane was halfway between there & Kipling  which left the 4 acres between Mt Olivet and Kipling the only ones which went out to Ridge Road that went into Arvada.

When my grandparents first moved to the present Location there were only 7 homes between them & Sheridan Ave.

I copied this onto our website because rumor has it that the City of Wheat Ridge is thinking of razing it. I guess for more parking. I thought people would like to ask for a tour of this beautiful house there are some very unique features of the house, that are not seen very often any more. This is one of the Grandest houses left in the valley.  Surely a use could be found for it.  

 

 

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 April 2015 )
 
MUSEUM HOURS AND LOCATION
Written by Claudia Worth   
Saturday, 11 October 2014

THE HISTORIC PARK IS LOCATED AT 4610 ROBB ST.

WE HAVE 5 BUILDINGS HERE

THE "SOD HOUSE" A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.

A 1860'S LOG CABIN

A 1910 CLASSIC COTTAGE (OUR MUSEUEM AND MEETING PLACE

TOOL SHED

AND THE ORIGINAL WHEAT RIDGE FIRST POST OFFICE (OUR RESEARCH LIBRARY)

YOU MAY CALL US FOR TOURS OF OVER 25 (WE ASK $2.00 A PIECE ADULTS AND CHILDREN)

THE HISTORIC PARK IS OPEN TUES-FRIDAY FROM 10:00AM-3:00PM AND MOST SATURDAYS.

MUSEUM 303-421-9111 LEAVE A MESSAGE

CLAUDIA 303 -467-0023 LEAVE A MESSAGE

THE HISTORIC BAUGH HOUSE ON THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF 44TH AND ROBB ST

IS OPEN FOR TOURS ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AND BY APPT. CALL THE MUSEUM

OUR REGULAR MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE 2ND TUES OF EVERY MONTH AT 7:30 P.M. 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 October 2014 )
 
Houses Built Before 1920
Written by Claudia Worth   
Monday, 28 April 2008

The Wheat Ridge Historical Society has been working on a list of houses built before 1920.The project is now finished. Backup information that we have (we do not have further information on all the houses and buildings) is at the museum and at City hall. The last column will let you know if there is further information. Please feel free to contact the Historical Society if you would like to have your house to be a Local Landmark.  The benefits are.  It makes your house more valuable without raising your taxes, and you may be eligible for grants from the Colorado State Gambling Funds. The Historical Society has that information at the museum. Contact us at 303-421-9111 or we are open on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  come and visit us.

 The complete list is in the PDF file below click on it and it should open.

Historic Houses of Wheat Ridge(PDF)  

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 August 2013 )
 
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