HALLOWEEN FUN AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM!

Visit Hiwan Homestead Museum on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M., for a festive Halloween celebration! Put on your best costume and enjoy Halloween treats, activities, and a Boo-Friendly Fortune Teller. This event is free and open to children of all ages.

Halloween Fun 2015


SPECIAL WORLD WAR II PRESENTATIONS AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

Hiwan Homestead Museum is very excited to announce a very special presentation in conjunction with its exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in WWII”: The Edge of Disaster” with Flint Whitlock.

On Wednesday, August 12 at 6 PM, learn more about Operation Overlord, the Allies’ D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. The invasion is seen today as a highly successful military operation that hastened the defeat of Nazi Germany. In reality, however, so many aspects of Overlord unraveled that it nearly ended in failure. Had it not been for a handful of courageous soldiers, World War II might have ended very differently.

Denver-based military historian Flint Whitlock, the editor of WWII Quarterly magazine and author of a dozen books (including two on Operation Overlord), will present “D-Day: The Edge of Disaster,” an illustrated lecture about how close the invasion came to failing.

The presentation will be held at Hiwan Homestead Museum and require reservations. There is a fee of $10 for the program. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 for reservations or more information.

“We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II” Exhibit at Hiwan Homestead Museum

This limited time exhibit at Hiwan Homestead Museum tells the story of Jefferson County’s role in World War II and will include 10th Mountain Division equipment, an authentic Japanese flag that flew over a prison camp and paraphernalia from the Denver Ordnance Plant.

The exhibit, “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” covers both the home front and the valiant men and women who served overseas in the fight against the Axis powers. It will run for a limited time at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen.

Highlights of the exhibit include an original pair of skis and a rucksack full of its original contents from a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division; a giant Japanese flag that flew over the Ofuna prison camp, which was recently featured in the movie Unbroken; uniforms and other items from a Filipino guerrilla unit; and posters and photos from the Denver Ordnance Plant, which produced millions of rounds of ammunition during the war.

In addition, learn how Jefferson County was transformed in the 1940s as thousands of war workers flocked to the area. Today’s suburbs owe their development to these workers, many of whom stayed in the county and raised families after the war.

The exhibit will kick off Friday, May 8 with a Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemoration featuring World War II collectors and reenactors. Admission is free. Hiwan Homestead Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. from September to May and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in June, July and August.