VALENTINE’S EVE DINNER AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

Please join us on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM for a romantic candlelight dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Dinner will be accompanied by harpist Maria O’Bryan. Ms. O’Bryan has been performing professionally since 1980 and has played harp extensively throughout Italy as well as on cruise ships. A Julliard graduate, she has previously been a member of the Boulder and St. Louis Philharmonics. Food will be provided by Fresh Tracks, a local Evergreen catering company. Enjoy a delicious dinner with romantic music in the delightful atmosphere of the 125-year-old log mansion!

Cost for the dinner is $30 per person. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Historical Society. Registration is required; for registration or information call the Museum at 720-497-7650.

 

 

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM!

Visit Hiwan Homestead Museum on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4 to 7 P.M., for a festive Halloween celebration! Put on your best costume and enjoy Halloween tricks, treats and snacks, creepy music, Halloween decorations in the dark old mansion, and Halloween crafts for kids! This event is free and open to children of all ages.

Contact: Meghan Vickers

720-497-7650

11th Annual Outdoor Quilt Festival

Hiwan Homestead Presents the Annual Outdoor Quilt Festival, Seeks Entries!

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., the grounds around Hiwan Homestead Museum will be filled with the colorful artistry of more than 100 handmade Quilts and Coverlets gathered from the Evergreen community and beyond.   Quilters from around the entire area loan their handiwork to Hiwan Homestead Museum for the colorful display. The Museum will be open during this event and an array of quilts will displayed inside.

Three quilts per person may be entered in this non-juried show, on a first-come-first served basis.  There is no charge to enter your quilts.  Entry forms are available at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Dr., Evergreen Colorado 80439, or can be sent to you.   Call 720-497-7650 for details.

Children’s Old West Party!

Giddy up and head on over to Hiwan Homestead Museum for its children’s Old West Party on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 12:00-1:30 PM. All cowpokes and cowgirls ages 6 to 12 are invited to come and enjoy the fun! Themed food and activities will be featured.  This event is sure to be fun and exciting for all who attend!  Sign up early as space is limited and pre-registration is required.  There is a fee of $10 per child.  Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 for more information and to sign up.

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

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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.

Fielder event helps preserve photo collection at Hiwan Homestead Museum

As part of a 2014 Colorado statewide tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of America’s Wilderness Act, highly acclaimed landscape photographer John Fielder presented a 75-minute slide show with more than 200 of his favorite wilderness images made in the past 40 years. The event took place at The Place on April 5th.

The show, entitled A Celebration of 50 Years of Colorado Wilderness, raised money to preserve the photograph collection housed at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

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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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