REMEMBERING OUR PEOPLE: CAMP NEOSHO TO HIWAN RANCH

“REMEMBERING OUR PEOPLE: CAMP NEOSHO TO HIWAN RANCH” EXHIBIT AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

Hiwan Homestead Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit entitled “Remembering Our People: Camp Neosho to Hiwan Ranch” celebrating the history of the colorful people who lived and worked on the property that’s now Hiwan Homestead Museum.

Camp Neosho was home to the Williams-Douglas family, which included an Episcopal priest, a female doctor and a pioneer in the museum world. Hiwan Ranch was a working Hereford cattle ranch started by Darst Buchanan, who was an oil tycoon from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Come visit the Museum to learn more about the fascinating people who contributed so much to the formation of Evergreen as we know it today.

The exhibit will be on display through November 23, 2014. Hiwan Homestead Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM until August 31; 12 Noon to 5 PM beginning September1. Please call 720-497-7650 for more information.

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture.  It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive and is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated through a partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society.  The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Contact Person: Meghan Vickers, 720-497-7650

Movies in the Grove: July’s Movie – Lassie Come Home

Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor in LASSIE COME HOME

JULY’S MOVIE IN THE GROVE AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM!

Contact: Meghan Vickers

720-497-7650

mvickers@jeffco.us

The collie that claimed the hearts of readers of Eric Knight’s book and inspired a classic early television series will be celebrated during the July Movie in the Grove at Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen.  Enjoy a free movie showing of the 1943 classic “Lassie Come Home” on Saturday, July 26 at 8:30 P.M. in historic Heritage Grove.located on the grounds next to Hiwan Homestead Museum at 4208 S. Timbervale Dr., Evergreen 80439.

The movie follows the adventures of Lassie, a collie, as she tries to return to her beloved owner, played by Roddy McDowall. A very young Elizabeth Taylor also has a big role in the cast.

This film is part of the Arts Alive summer series of events showcasing the arts in Evergreen.  Other summer events in Heritage Grove include a Bluegrass concert on Saturday, August 2 and another classic film, “Steamboat Bill Jr.”, on Saturday, August 9.  This series of events in Heritage Grove is presented by Jefferson County Historical Society and Jeffco Open Space, sponsored by 1st Bank of Evergreen, Tupper Briggs, Tupper’s Team, Evergreen Downtown Business Association, and Home Mortgage Alliance.

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture and is open for public tours Tuesday thorugh Sunday with summer hours through August from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 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.