The Jefferson County Historical Society and the Episcopal Church Women’s Group proudly present a self-guided tour of six of early Evergreen’s mountain retreats. Join us on Saturday August 13, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm to tour and learn the history of selected historic architectural treasures in and around Evergreen that have been beautifully restored. Docents will be available at each location on the tour to bring the history of the homes to life.
The tour begins at the Bell Tower at the Church of the Transfiguration, 27640 Hwy. 74, Evergreen, at 10 am, at which time tickets and maps for the tour will be available. The Episcopal Church Women will offer lunch in the historic St. Mark’s building on the campus of the Church of the Transfiguration from 11:30 to 1:30 on August 13th.
Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the start of the tour at the Bell Tower for $25. Advance tickets are no longer available.
Join us for what will be an unforgettable day with a rare glimpse into Evergreen’s past.
CANCELED, TO BE RESCHEDULED – Jefferson County Historical Society will proudly host Lesley Poling-Kempes, award winning author of fiction and nonfiction books about the American Southwest, who will present a program about her recently released book Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women & Their Adventures in the American Southwest on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:30 at the Timbervale Barn; which is located up the street, near the Hiwan Homestead Museum.
The Jefferson County Historical Society will proudly host historian and author, Christine Bradley, and her presentation entitled “Historic Wagon Roads to Interstate Highway: Routes to Riches” on Saturday March 19, 2016 at 1 pm. Ms. Bradley makes history come alive with her extensive knowledge and access to archives that brings to life the evolution of the routes that miners and settlers traveled in the 1850s westward through Jefferson Territory.
As present-day travelers, it is often difficult to imagine horse drawn wagons and miners with push carts traversing what we now know to be the I-70 corridor, Turkey Creek Canyon and Clear Creek Canyon. This presentation will prove to be a very worthwhile and educational experience that will explain why and when these roads were established.
We are having a special program Saturday, January 23rd from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm to honor this reprinting of this great book. The Upper Side of the Pie Crust is a self-published piece on the early history of southwestern Jefferson County.
RSVP needed- e-mail: [email protected]
To find out more about this book or order it on line Click Here
Check out the lastest happings of the Jefferson County Historical Society in the Winter 2014 issue of The Record.