Ghost Towns of the Rockies at the Hiwan Homestead Museum

Rocky Mountain ghost towns are filled with chilling but captivating stories. Join us at the Timbervale Barn, adjacent to Hiwan Homestead Museum, on Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 PM to learn about the ghost of Annabelle Stark who is believed to haunt the town of St. Elmo, Colorado, and the saga of Horace Tabor of Leadville, CO, who was the fifth richest man in the country in the 1890s but died a pauper, shoveling dirt for $0.65 cents a day. Presented by Preethi Burkholder, “Ghost Towns of the Rockies” is a colorful, photographic presentation encompassing the Rocky Mountains of Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Ms. Burkholder’s presentation is derived from the knowledge she acquired while writing the guidebook Ghost Towns of the Rockies.

Advance registration is required; tickets are $10 per person. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 for registration or information. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) and mailed to the Museum at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439.

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JOHN FIELDER: A Celebration of 50 Years of Colorado Wilderness

The Jefferson County Historical Society and Hiwan Homestead Museum are excited to announce a special slide show presentation by John Fielder on Saturday, April 5 at 1 PM at The Place in Evergreen, located at 27888 Meadow Drive. Fielder’s presentation is part of a 2014 Colorado statewide tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of America’s Wilderness Act. The tour features a 75-minute slide show with over 200 of John’s favorite wilderness images made in the past 40 years, accompanied by beautiful music, entitled A Celebration of 50 Years of Colorado Wilderness. Events include a book sale and signing of all of John’s Colorado books and calendars, including a new edition of his best-selling book Mountain Ranges of Colorado celebrating Wilderness 50, and a special Colorado Wilderness 50 Poster. Thirty percent of book sales are returned to sponsoring non-profit organizations.

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Over the past 50 years, as a result of America’s support for wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. In Colorado, 3.6 million acres have been protected as wilderness since 1964, including such diverse lands as the Maroon Bells, Gunnison Gorge, Flat Tops, Great Sand Dunes, and much of Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado’s wilderness achievement includes 43 separate wilderness areas, each with a story, a story of citizens working together to permanently protect some of the most iconic places in our state.

Advance reservations are required; tickets are $15 per person. Please call Hiwan Homestead Museum at 720-497-7650 for reservations and information. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) and sent to the Museum at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439. Proceeds will benefit the Jefferson County Historical Society and its efforts to preserve its historic photograph collection, housed at Hiwan Homestead Museum. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. The Museum is a Jefferson County Parks facility operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society.  The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.  Learn how Jefferson County Parks is enriching life at jeffco.us/parks.

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Discovery Days: Pioneerpalooza!

DISCOVERY DAYS: PIONEERPALOOZA AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

Discovery Days: Pioneerpalooza will take your child back to a simpler time as they explore the pioneer history of Colorado through activities, crafts, tours and games. Meet Buffalo Bill and other famous people from Colorado’s glorious past! Enjoy pioneer food including a journey cake for your arduous trip out West!

Junior Pioneers make their homestead at eh Hiwan Homestead Museum and learn about pioneer life on the Front Range! Pioneers visit a different Open Space park each afternoon and learn about the amazing history of Jefferson County!

Your child will discover the past through enriching and engaging activities in a nurturing summer experience to remember!

Dates: Monday, June 9th – Friday, June 14th, ONE WEEK ONLY

Who: Junior Pioneers (6 – 8 years old) and Pioneers (9 – 13 years old)

Time: 9:30 – 3:30 PM (campers get free supervised lunch)

Fee: $100 per week

Location:

Hiwan Homestead Museum
4208 S Timbervale Drive Evergreen CO 80433
Call: 720-497-7650
Email: HiwanEd@jeffco.us

Space is limited and Pre-registration is required.

TO REGISTER / INFORMATION:

Andy Spencer
Education Coordinator
720-497-7650
Email: HiwanEd@jeffco.us

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 26-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 South Timbervale Drive. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated in partnership     with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.