Events & Exhibits

Membership Renewals

With this newsletter, you are being reminded to renew your membership. Your membership ends on July 1, 2020.

These are unusual times and our revenue is considerably restricted this year. We have no summer programs, they have been cancelled. Regretfully, we will have no peach sale, due to the April freeze. Our wonderful Spring tea had to be postponed, as well.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER. We are asking you to renew online this year by selecting on a membership level below and paying your dues using Pay Pal or credit card or by  sending in a check to EMAHS, P.O. Box 703, Evergreen, Colorado 80437. Please print the form and include with your check any changes in your address, phone number, or e-mail. You may also write the changes on an additional sheet of paper and please be sure to identify yourself. Diane Fuchs: Membership Chair, 303-674-9639 or [email protected].


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Hiwan on the Porch

Beginning Thursday, June 4, Hiwan Heritage Park and Museum is pleased to offer an outdoor version of Museum tours with “Hiwan on the Porch.” Tour guides will be available to share stories and pictures and show visitors around the grounds. Find us on the side porch Thursdays and Fridays from Noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from Noon to 4:30 p.m. We ask that visitors maintain social distance and wear a mask when interacting with staff and volunteers.

Hiwan Heritage Park is open daily from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. The covered pavilion will remain closed.

Living through History: Pandemic Perspectives

Local Students Contribute to History Project

As we sought to grapple with changes in the face of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic this spring, one thing became clear:  We live in historic times.  Capturing it for those who will come after us is an important task, as lessons from the past help us to understand the present and consider the future.  In this spirit, staff at Hiwan Museum began by reaching out to Evergreen-area schools.

For the Living through History: Pandemic Perspectives project, local students are creating essays, journal entries, articles, photographs and artwork to express what they are seeing, doing and feeling in these remarkable times.  Hiwan staff are compiling the entries for the EMAHS local history files at the museum so that future generations can research what life was like in 2020, and we are making them available here on the website for everyone to see.  They illuminate common experiences to which many can relate.  The hope is to expand the project to other Evergreen-area residents and create a bigger picture of our community during this historic era.

If you would like to contribute an entry, please email it to [email protected] with the subject Pandemic Perspectives, or mail to:  Living through History: Pandemic Perspectives, c/o Hiwan Museum, 28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439.  Anonymous entries are welcome if they are genuine.  Please make a note if you prefer yours to remain anonymous or to not be posted online.

[View the project essays from students here]

Our Name has Changed!

The Jefferson County Historical Society Board members unanimously voted to re-brand our historical society's name to accurately define our focus on regional history. With the help from surveyed JCHS members last year, our name is now Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society(EMAHS). This name was chosen to be more accurately inclusive of Evergreen and our surrounding communities in the mountains of Jefferson County. Our non-profit organization and mission will continue to protect, preserve and promote the history of the mountain area in Jefferson County Colorado. EMAHS gratefully continues its operation at the Hiwan Museum through the cooperative agreement of Jefferson County Open Space.