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

Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor in LASSIE COME HOME


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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.