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Wheat Ridge Historical Society est. 1974

The Wheat Ridge Historical Society CELEBRATING 50 YEARS


Are you a Jefferson County resident? Colorado Gives Foundation is pleased to cover your tour cost on Saturday April 27th from 10 am to 2pm at the Historical Park. Tour the five buildings at the park and see the new arrangements in the buildings decor. 

Johnny Baker of Parker, Colorado will be bringing his chickens to our May Festival 

 Johnny bought his first baby chicks for a science class experiment at Laredo Middle School in Aurora.  He started exhibiting poultry in the 1980’s as an FFA member at the Arapahoe County Fair, when the Fairgrounds were still located in Littleton.

 Johnny has been Breeding and Exhibiting Show Quality poultry for over 40 years.  In 2020, together with his daughter Abby, they won Reserve Grand Champion of Show at the National Western Poultry Show in Denver.

 Johnny has been Judging youth poultry shows, including many County and State Fairs for over 30 years. He has also judged youth poultry showmanship competitions at American Poultry Association and American Bantam Association Nationally Sanctioned poultry shows.

 Johnny will be sharing his tips and tricks for poultry.  Please come with your questions concerning raising and exhibiting poultry. 

 Some of Johnny’s favorite topics are:

Breed selection for the backyard flock

Raising chicks & ducklings

Avian Flu prevention and bio security

Predator proofing your coop

Parasites on your birds

Proper egg handling and storage

Basic bird care

4-H & Youth Programs 


The Wheat Ridge Historical Society   

Invites you to our 

     Second Saturday Socials

      10 am to 2 pm

Our  summer socials will be In-Person.

at the Baugh House 11361 W. 44th Ave  June

WR Historical Park 4610 Robb St May  July 




May Festival ~ May 11 at the Historical Park  May Pole Dances at 11 am & 1 pm. Learn about the history of the May basket and day.  Enjoy music by the Golden Strings Bluegrass band, see the Model T Club automobiles, watch craft demonstrations, see a variety of chickens, play games and eat lunch from Buckaroo Enterprises a local food truck company.










Bikes, BBQ & Bingo ~ June 8th  Join in the fun at the Baugh House for the best bicycle costume parade, followed by a ride on the Greenbelt ~ Helmets will be required. Learn about our local bike shops. Buy BBQ from Mile High Smokers.   Play some bingo and win prizes.

Membership Appreciation Day ~ July 13 At the Historical Park ~ Potluck Picnic for members, community leaders, and residents. Do not miss this chance to learn about all the different clubs and organizations in our city. Learn about the Historical Society’s volunteer options and programs.  
Bring your favorite dish to share we will have hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill! If you can bring plate and silverware  too! 

Earth Day ~Our April 13th social event was a perfect spring day where locals and members learned about the Leave No Trace program and about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling! Our hostesses Barbara Bankovich and Kassandra Rumbaugh of the Fruitdale Farm brought a wonderful lunch and Drew Rumbaugh gave a great talk on recycling. 

Local kids made sock puppets and we hope they might give us a puppet show next month! 









We will be learning about composting at our May event  with our partners at Fruitdale Sustainable Neighborhood. We will also be collecting non-perishable food for local food banks  For more information  go to


Save the date       

Heritage Day ~ August 10, 2024

Dogs on “Paw-rade” ~ September 14, 2024

Apple Cider Day ~ October 12, 2024

Veteran's Day Celebration w/ Craft/Hobby Fair  ~ Nov 9, 2024    


2024 Second Saturday Socials will be celebrations

of the Society's 50th Anniversary.

Looking for Storytellers of Wheat Ridge History, Wheat Ridge Clubs and groups to share their information at our events, craft demonstrators, food trucks, volunteers, musicians and historians to join us. Please leave a phone message at 303-431-9111 or  email  







Claudia Callas shares a story at our social event. We are looking for locals to share their  Wheat Ridge Stories see the Word Document  questions to get you started writing your story to share with your family, friends and the Historical Society ! 

BBQ Burger
Compost Pickup Service


Click on the more button to access our downloadable word document

Come and learn more about the history of Wheat Ridge from our volunteer historians.


Historical Park

4610  Robb St.

Baugh House 

11361 West 44th Ave 

Wheat Ridge Historical Society 

PO Box 1833

Wheat Ridge, Co 80034


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