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Northern Colorado History & Heritage Events

This list includes as many history talks, tours, and reenactments as we could find. Also included are fundraisers being held by local historical societies, museums, and other history-related organizations.

Though this is the most comprehensive list of history and heritage events available for Northern Colorado, it sometimes happen that an event is missed. If you know of an event that’s not included here, please hop over to our Contact page and send us a note about what’s missing. It also occasionally happens that a typo sneaks its way into the text and a wrong date or time is listed. So we recommend that whenever you find an event that you’d like to attend, please click through on the link provided to get more information directly from the source.

This list is compiled by Meg Dunn who is a member of the Historic Larimer County board. Meg also publishes articles at NorthernColoradoHistory.com and produces this events list as an eNewsletter sent out under the heading of “History Now.” If you would like to receive this list directly to your inbox, sign up here. The newsletter is published around the end of each month. If you’re not seeing it, please check your spam folder.

May History & Heritage Events

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May 2

Fort Collins: Monuments in History: Session 1. Public panels on monuments in history / history through monuments by CSU History Students. Event will take place in Clark Building, Room A 102, on CSU campus. The panel will also be available live on streaming on our Facebook page. 6 – 7 pm.


May 4

Fort Collins: It’s Opening Day for the Fort Collins streetcar! Take a ride on Birney Car 21 summer weekend afternoons and holidays beginning May 4th. Each 3-mile round trip between City Park and Howes Street (downtown) along Mountian Ave. takes about 1/2 hour. The streetcar is run by the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society (FCMRS), an all-volunteer organization working with the city of Fort Collins to provide a heritage streetcar experience. Adults: $2, Seniors & Children: $1, under 3 are free. Noon – 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Nunn: It’s also Opening Day for the Northern Drylanders Museum in Nunn. The museum is open from 11 am – 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. It’s an old fashioned museum that’s a delight to wander through. If you’ve never been there, you’ll definitely want to make sure you visit this place over the summer.

Loveland: Tour de Pants. Join the Historic Preservation Commission, the Loveland Historical Society and the People’s Market on Saturday, May 4th 2019 from 10AM- 2PM at the Historic Milner-Schwarz House at 710 S Railroad Avenue in Loveland to celebrate May is Historic Preservation Month. The annual Tour de Pants Bike Ride and Festival will feature the New Garden Railroad, the German from Russia Schwartz Family, Mariano Medina’s Mountain Man Leather Breeches, the famous frozen pants contest, the Smarty Pants Game, tours of the historic house, tours to the historic Fairgrounds Bridge, the People’s Market artist vendors and more. The Free Historic Bike Tour will begin at 8:30AM and end at the Milner-Schwarz House in time for the Festival.  Reservations and a Waiver of Liability are required for the bike ride.  For reservations and more information contact Nikki Garshelis at nikki.garshelis@cityofloveland.org.

Between Fort Collins and Wellington: The Bee Family Farm is hosting their Spring on the Farm event from 10:00 to 3:00. Meet all the newest animals, enjoy hands-on activities, and trolley rides. There will be cookies and lemonade for a small donation. The cost is the same as the price of admission to the museum: $7/adults, $5/seniors, $3/kids (3-12), kids under 3 are free.

May 6

Fort Collins: African Americans in the Union Navy will be presented at the Civil War Roundtable at 1 pm. The speaker is Henry Weisser. The Civil War Roundtable takes place each month at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk. Free.


May 7

Fort Collins: Teri Johnson will portray the first teacher of the Lone Tree Schoolhouse, giving a “first hand” view of the history of one of Larimer County’s first schools. This Fort Collins Historical Society presentation will take place at 7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.

Denver: Images of Colorado, A Century of Printed Views, 1822-1922. There were only a few printed images of what is today Colorado before the Pikes Peak gold rush of 1858-59. Once gold seekers poured into the region, followed by other settlers, prints began to appear of the settlements and natural beauty of Colorado. The history of these printed views provides a unique window on Colorado over the years. 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.


May 9

Fort Collins: Short Historical Documentary Films on local history. Join us for this free screening of 5 short historical documentary films made by CSU students. Screening will be in Clark Building A, Room 202. Topics will include: History of Prohibition in Fort Collins, History of Floods in Fort Collins, Student Liberation Campaign at CSU in the 1960s, African American Rights on Campus in the 1960s, Women and Children during World War II. 6 – 7:30 pm.


May 10

LovelandThe Pioneering Past of the Big Thompson Valley Newspaper Stories by Zethyl GatesBook Signing with Editor Diane Brotemarkle. This book features newspaper stories about the early days of Loveland, Colorado and the region told by Loveland native and historian, Zethyl Gates, during the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. 6:30 pm in the Museum Lobby. Free.


May 11

Berthoud: 2019 Spring Festival and Plant Sale! from 9 am – 2 pm in the Berthoud Historical Society Pioneer Courtyard. There will be over 100 varieties of flowers and vegetables available for sale as well as baked goods and items from other vendors. There will also be CSU Master Gardeners on hand to take any gardening questions you may have. Get your yard ready for spring and support the Berthoud Historical Society in one fell swoop!

Laporte / Fort Collins: The Water Works kicks off the year with their first open house day. Come learn about the historic 1883 Water Works. Take a guided tour led by The Poudre Landmarks Foundation and the Friends of the Water Works, who administers the ongoing preservation work at the property. Free. Drop in any time between 10 am – 3 pm. 2005 North Overland Trail.


May 12

Fort Collins: Moms ride the Fort Collins streetcar for free on Mother’s Day! You don’t actually have to be a mom, but you do have to be a gal with a paying child in tow to get a free ride. Noon – 5 pm. $2 for non-mom adults, $1 for seniors and kids. Under 3 are free.

Fort Collins: Hands-On History at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. At FCMoD, we know that history is so much more than words in a textbook. Explore the fascinating world of our region’s past with a hands-on craft or activity in the gallery. We might even have more fun than Auntie Stone at her dinner parties! Included with admission. 10 am – 1 pm.

Fort Collins: Stitching Through Time: Macra-May (We’re Knot Knitting!) Stitching Through Time is a crafting series where you’ll meet to make a project and learn about its history in the process. Often considered a craft cliché of the 1970s, macramé is actually a versatile fiber art form which originated among Middle Eastern weavers in the 13th century and was all the rage during the Victorian Era. The artifact collection at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery includes lovely macramé objects from that period. Join FCMoD on Sunday, May 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to explore this fiber art form with local macramé artist, Lucie Wenzel. You’ll view “knotty” pieces from the collection and then receive all the instruction and supplies needed to create your own charming macramé wall hanging. Ages 16+, with exceptions for parents with children who would like to come along. $12/$10 for members.

Fort Collins: The Poudre River Public Library hosts an afternoon in the park with Geoffrey Chaucer. He served under three kings, his duties ranging from foreign diplomatic missions to controller of customs for the Port of London. However, he is most known as one of the best poets of the English language. His masterpieces include “The Canterbury Tales,” “Troilus and Criseyde,” and “The Books of the Duchess.” Chaucer will be brought to life by Thomas Napierkowski, Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. 3- 4 pm. Old Town Library stage.


May 13

LovelandA Look at Boulder County History Through the Lens of Rocky Mountain Joe is a re-enactment by Dave Pence. After serving in the Civil War and scouting in the Dakotas, Joseph Sturtevant settled in Boulder in 1876. He worked as a paper hanger and a sign painter until taking up photography in 1884. Soon he was Boulder’s most prolific photographer. He was a character, a teller of tall tales who wore the buckskins of his scouting days. His mysterious death was the topic of the times. Hosted by the Loveland Historical Society. 7 – 8 pm at the Loveland Museum.


May 14

Denver: The Cartographic Roots of Colorado: 1540 to 1861. This presentation provides a history of the discovery and exploration of the place that became Colorado and how this information is revealed on maps from 1540 to 1861. The story is told in six chapters: the mythical mapping of New Spain, mapping the Rio Grande valley in the 1600s, discovery of the Mississippi valley and the western plains, new Spanish expeditions from Santa Fe into Colorado in the late 18th century, official government expeditions of the early 19th century, and the 1859 gold rush that puts Colorado on the map. 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.


May 16

Fort Collins: The Larimer County Genealogical Society is hosting Family History – Color Commentary, by Susi Hickman. When you tell stories about your ancestors, what kind of information do you include? What stories do you tell and how do you tell them? This presentation will give you some ideas on writing rich details about emigration, immigration/Ellis Island, and homesteading, including photographs-passage through time, and demographics. 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Good Samaritan Society.


May 18

Fort Collins: The Museo is open for visitors! Drop on by and check out the latest donation — an adobe dollhouse. The Museo is located at 425 10th Street, just northeast of the Lincoln/LeMay intersection.


May 19

Fort Collins: Historic Larimer County’s 2019 Annual Members Meeting and Tour. Whether you’re a member (yet) or not, we’d love to have you join us for our 2019 Annual Members Meeting & Tour in lovely downtown Berthoud. We’ll begin at 2 o’clock with an overview of all that Historic Larimer County has done in the past year followed by our annual awards ceremony. We’ll then hold a very short member meeting in which board members will be elected and any other organizational business will be taken care of. Following the meeting, local historian Mark French will take us on a tour of both commercial and residential downtown Berthoud. All members will receive one free beer from City Star Brewing. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available as will a few snacks provided by HLC. The food truck at City Star that day is Monzu, serving pastas and paninnis, if you’d like to get more food than just some snacks. We’ll meet at City Star Brewing — 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud. Click through on the link above to RSVP.

 Fort Collins: Happy 100th Birthday Birney! You are invited to Birney’s Birthday Party Trolley Depot, City Park, Fort Collins (Depot is adjacent to the tennis courts at the corner of Roosevelt and Oak) Sunday, May 19 from noon-4:00 pm Come meet Birney, the Fort Collins Streetcar and take a historic ride on the rails between City Park and Old Town on the 100th Anniversary of the Fort Collins Municipal Railway. Enjoy live music, gelato from Gelato Amore, balloons, face painting, children’s book signing, and a coloring table where you can make a birthday card for Birney to display in the train depot. Kids of all ages welcome. “Bring me a birthday card and I will give you a free ride!” – Birney


May 21

Fort Collins: Opening day for CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story. What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award winning fulldome producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. Runtime: 25 minutes. 11:30 am – 12:00 with a second showing 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm. $2 – $4. Click through on the link above to see the trailer.

Denver: The Mapping of Colorado: 1861-World War I. Learn about the early mapping of Colorado, starting with the decades of the 1860’s, 70’s and 80’s. Antique Colorado maps reflect population drivers such as mining, ranching and the development of transportation in our state. The talk will also touch on how the early settlers interacted with the indigenous population. 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.


May 23

Fort Collins: Germans from Russia – From Catherine II’s Heimat to Colorado Farms and Homes. In 1763, Russian tsarina Catherine the Great, herself a German national, signed a decree inviting foreigners – especially Germans – to settle in Russia. The decree marked the beginning of the history of Russia’s Volga Germans. Professor Rock and Cheryl Glanz will trace the communities of Volga Germans in Russia to their eventual migration to the United States and settlement in Colorado. Kenneth Rock, Professor Emeritus, CSU Department of History Cheryl Glanz, Board Member International and Northern Colorado chapters of Germans from Russia Note: The Global Village Museum is delighted to host excellent speakers for the Russian Retrospective program series. The flip side, however, is that the program room is filling to the brim for these educational presentations. Going forward, we will be opening the program doors one hour before the scheduled start time, so we suggest you arrive early to secure a seat. Because we do not take reservations, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. 5 – 7 pm $5

Greeley: History Brown Bag: Manzanar: An American Concentration Camp. Marge Taniwaki will be presenting. The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission presents the  2019 History Brown Bag series held generally on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Windsor: Pedaling the Poudre with the Poudre Heritage Alliance. Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at River Bluffs Open Space and end near Eastman Park in Windsor. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you have any further questions. General tour topics include: Early history and settlement of Windsor and Northern Colorado, The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law, Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River, Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including new trail construction in Windsor, ecological restoration at Natural Area/Open Space sites, and new storage/diversion projects. 9 am – Noon. NOTE: Participants must create an account and register through the Town of Windsor’s website. (Activity Code 245310).


May 24

Greeley: Opening Day at the Centennial Museum. Spend Memorial Day weekend touring the 8-acre living history museum. Check out blacksmithing, historical house tours and more. Opened during the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Centennial Village Museum preserves and interprets American western heritage in the Colorado high plains region over the last 150 years. Some of Weld County’s oldest structures are located in this museum. Admission to Centennial Village Museum is $8 per adult, $6 per senior (60+), $5 per youth (ages 3-17). The museum also has a special family rate of $25 which includes admission for 2 adults and up to 4 youth. 10 am – 4 pm. 


May 25

LovelandMariano Medina RemembersMaster storyteller Angel Vigil will bring to life Loveland’s colorful pioneer, Mariano Medina. Experience Mariano Medina as he reminisces about his younger days as a mountain man, father and Colorado pioneer. 1:30 pm in the Foote Gallery of the Loveland Museum. Free.


May 25 – 26

Greeley: Centennial Celebration. Spend Memorial Day weekend touring the 8-acre living history museum. Check out blacksmithing, historical house tours and more. Opened during the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Centennial Village Museum preserves and interprets American western heritage in the Colorado high plains region over the last 150 years. Some of Weld County’s oldest structures are located in this museum. Admission to Centennial Village Museum is $8 per adult, $6 per senior (60+), $5 per youth (ages 3-17). The museum also has a special family rate of $25 which includes admission for 2 adults and up to 4 youth. 10 am – 4 pm. 


May 27

Fort CollinsTake a ride on Birney Car 21 this Memorial Day. Each 3-mile round trip between City Park and Howes Street (downtown) along Mountian Ave. takes about 1/2 hour. The streetcar is run by the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society (FCMRS), an all-volunteer organization working with the city of Fort Collins to provide a heritage streetcar experience. Adults: $2, Seniors & Children: $1, under 3 are free. Noon – 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays… and Memorial Day. 


May 28

Denver: The First Comprehensive Survey of Colorado: F.V. Hayden, 1869-1876. After the Civil War, the U.S. government realized the great need for accurate surveys of the American West. Between 1867 and 1879, four great surveys were established, covering much of the region west of the 100th degree of longitude. One of these was F.V. Hayden’s survey of Colorado, which when finished made Colorado the best mapped state in the Union, a fact demonstrated in Hayden’s great Atlas of Colorado (1878). 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.

June Events – Mark your calendar!

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June 1

Berthoud: Get your Berthoud Day off to a running start when the Berthoud Historical Society hosts its first Berthoud Day Pre-Parade Party and Free Museum Day in the Pioneer Courtyard. Live music begins at 9:30 am and will be provided by the Blue Mountain Ramblers. The parade begins at 11:00, please feel free to stay and sit in the chairs set up in front of the museum, a prime viewing spot! The Museum will be open and free of charge from 12:00 pm to 4 pm, immediately following the parade. A local youth group, along with the BHS Garden Group, will be planting the “Three Sisters” courtyard garden with corn, beans, and squash. Berthoud Day is a prime time to see pavers and flagstones ordered over the winter and inscribed this spring. 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, 224 Mountain Ave.

Greeley: Theme Day: Scandinavian Heritage at the Centennial Village Museum. Members of the community will present aspects of Scandinavian history and culture at the Friends Pavilion at Centennial Village Museum during this theme day. 10 am – 4 pm. $8/Adult, $6/Senior, $5/Youth.


June 3

Fort Collins: A Civil War Reenactment will be presented at the Civil War Roundtable at 1 pm by Curt Cochran and Donnie Barrett. The Civil War Roundtable takes place each month at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk. Free. 


June 6

Greeley: History Brown Bag: Battlefields, Cemeteries and Monuments of WWI in Europe. Military History Enthusiast and Geology and Geochemistry Professor Emeritus Don Runnells will present about Battlefields, Cemeteries, and Monuments of World War I in Europe. In this travelogue presentation of WWI sites he has visited, Dr. Runnells will explain how these places and events changed world history. Noon – 1 pm. Greeley History Museum – 714 8th St.


June 7

Virginia Dale: Western Dance & Pie Auction at the Virginia Dale Stage Station. Come enjoy a good ‘ole fashioned Western dance with music by Barely Gettin’ By, and take home a delicious home baked pie to boot! $10 Admission/person (Free for kids under 12). (See flyer below for directions.) 7 – 11 pm. 


June 8

Fort Collins: Culture in the Courtyard: Home Sweet Homestead. Culture in the Courtyard is a drop-in program. With fun, hands-on activities along the way, visitors of all ages can peruse three historical cabins from Fort Collins history and a schoolhouse from 1905. Washing clothes by hand, tying knots, and panning for gold… just a normal day in the life of a 19th century Homesteader! Stop by FCMoD’s Heritage Courtyard in Library Park to learn some homesteading skills to help you survive out here in the West. Suggested donation: $3. This program is located in the Heritage Courtyard in Library Park at 200 Mathews Street. 10 am – 1 pm. 

Virginia Dale: Swing by for the Open House & Craft Show at the historic Virginia Dale Stage Station. Meet historical speakers, including Virginia herself. A mock trial will be put on by the Laramie Widowmakers. Local artisans will have booths, there will be book signings with local authors, there’s a wine tasting from 12 – 3 pm with Ten Bears Winery and a whole lot more! Scroll down to the flyer at the end of the June events list for all the details! 9 am – 4 pm. 


June 9

Fort Collins: Hands-On History, Here at FCMoD, we know that history is so much more than words in a textbook. Explore the fascinating world of our region’s past with a hands-on craft or activity in the exhibits gallery. We might even have more fun than Auntie Stone at her dinner parties! Included with admission. 10 am – 1 pm At the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. 


June 10

Loveland: Enos Mills: Crusader for the Wisdom of Wilderness. Enos Mills: Crusader for the Wisdom of Wilderness is a reenactment by Kurtis Kelly. For his tireless efforts, Enos Mills (1870-1922) is remembered as the father of Rocky Mountain National Park and a visionary who heralded the modern field of guided nature interpretation. His 1884 arrival in Colorado at age 14 was the start of an abiding reverence for the mountains and nature. 7 – 8 pm. (I assume this is happening at the Loveland Museum, though I couldn’t find a location listed on the website.) 


June 12

BerthoudReckless Abandon kicks off the 2019 Concerts in the Pioneer Courtyard summer series! The gates open at 5:30 pm, and music begins at 6:30. As always, the concert is free, and we will have food and drink available for purchase. Bring your favorite lawn chair and join us in one of the more unique and intimate outdoor venues in Northern Colorado for an evening of great music and wonderful food! Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, 224 Mountain Avenue.

Loveland: Loveland History Fun for Families: Mountain Man Rendezvous. Come by the Loveland Museum for an open house style workshop where you can explore Loveland’s history with projects, scavenger hunts, and maybe a surprise visitor or two! 12 – 2 pm.


June 13

Greeley: 1930s Garden Party. Participate in a 1930s era garden party complete with light refreshments and characters from Greeley’s history. Historical reenactment elements of this gathering are based on a meeting of the local Want to Know Club in 1931. Guests can choose to participate as characters from history, biographies provided upon arrival to the party, or they can come as themselves! Tickets must be purchased in advance for this program and are available starting May 1, 2019 at the Greeley History Museum or by calling 970-350-9220. Tickets are nonrefundable. $25. 1 – 3 pm. Centennial Village Museum – 1475 A St.


June 14

Fort Collins: FCMoD Collections Tour. Our museum collection contains more artifacts than we could ever hope to display in our exhibits. Step behind the scenes and get a special tour of our full collection. Our curators will be there to show off the unseen world of Fort Collins’ past… and to answer any burning questions you might have! This program is free, however due to limited capacity we do require registration. Recommended for ages 12+. 2 – 2:30 pm at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. 


June 15

Soapstone: Hike through the Ages. 9 am – 3 pm. Explore with experts in geology, ecology, and history to learn how Soapstone Prairie came to be, the creatures that keep in functioning, and the homesteading and ranching history of this area. Visit several homestead ruins and hear stories about pioneer families! Please bring a lunch, sun protection, plenty of water, and closed-toe shoes! The program will include a 6-7 mile off-trail strenuous hike. Meet at the South Parking Lot.

Fort Collins: The Museo is open for visitors! Drop on by and check out the latest donation — an adobe dollhouse. The Museo is located at 425 10th Street, just northeast of the Lincoln/LeMay intersection. 

Fort Collins/Laporte: Big Splash at the Waterworks! Poudre Landmarks Foundation invites the public to its annual Big Splash at the Fort Collins Water Works on June 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2005 N. Overland Trail. This free event is a Fort Collins favorite that offers fun for all ages. Take a journey into the past and discover how this facility began delivering our most precious resource to a thirsty town in 1883. The event includes tours of the historic buildings; bucket brigade, fire engine, and history booth from Poudre Fire Authority; blacksmithing demonstration; water trivia and educational games and activities; live music and entertainment; food vendor. Commemorating the month the facility first delivered water to Fort Collins in June 1883, the Big Splash event is free to the public. Donations are welcome and go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. 


June 18

Fort Collins: The Development of History and Identity in Central America. The building of museums helped shape the national history and ethnicity of Central America, and Christopher Muscato looks back in time to examine the origins of the artifacts.  The presentation follows the history and development of Central America through the colonial period and into the early years of the republics.  The debates and questions about creating national identities and national histories impacted Central America as a region and as individual countries. Presented by Christopher Muscato, Adjunct professor at UNC Department of History. Non profit MAIA (Denver) [education of rural Mayan girls in Guatemala] will speak about their nonprofit prior to the presentation. 5 pm – 7 pm. $5.


June 20

Fort Collins: Discovery After Dark: Women’s History in Fort Collins. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States, the Collections and Archives staff of Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will share stories and photographs of notable Fort Collins women in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. Highlighting the paths of many local luminaries, this will be an inspirational evening full of historic images, audio recordings, and fascinating information! The program is one hour with time for questions at the end. $7/$5 for members. Pre-registration is recommended. 6:30 – 8 pm. 

Fort Collins: Genealogy Educational Opportunities with Glenn York. This presentation will explore the range of learning opportunities available to advance your genealogical skills and knowledge. We will discuss free and low cost opportunities that require little or no travel. We will also discuss the National Conferences and Genealogical Institutes. Glenn York is the current president of the Larimer County Genealogical Society, and also the leader of the DNA Study Group. He has been doing genealogy since 1983. His current focus is on genetic genealogy.At the Good Samaritan Society, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.


June 22

Laporte: Explore Bingham Hill.  Historic Larimer County hopes to provide a tour of the Bingham Hill Cemetery and Bingham Hill Farm. Stay tuned for more details! This tour is free for Historic Larimer County members and only $5 for non-members. 10 am. HLC members often like to get together for a meal after tours like this. If you have a favorite restaurant in this area, ping Meg with your suggestion – Meg@historiclarimercounty.org. 

Livermore: Join the Livermore Community Club for an evening of fun, laughter and music. Wayne Faust, Comedian and Musician, will charm you with his humor and talent.  Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert starts at 7:30pm. $15. This event supports the Livermore Community Hall. 


June 26

Berthoud: Concert in the Pioneer Courtyard with Roz Brown. The gates open at 5:30 pm, and music begins at 6:30. As always, the concert is free, and we will have food and drink available for purchase. Bring your favorite lawn chair and join us in one of the more unique and intimate outdoor venues in Northern Colorado for an evening of great music and wonderful food! Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, 224 Mountain Avenue.

Loveland: Loveland History Fun for Families: Cherries, Cherries, and More Cherries. Come by the Loveland Museum for an open house style workshop where you can explore Loveland’s history with projects, scavenger hunts, and maybe a surprise visitor or two! 12 – 2 pm.


June 29

Loveland: Loveland Historical Society members picnic.  We’ve reserved Shelter #1. First we’ll hear from President Abraham Lincoln at 11am, then he will join us for a pot luck lunch, so please bring plenty. LHS will provide tableware and bottled water. 11 am – 3 pm. 


June 29 – 30

GreeleyGreeley Stampede at Centennial Village Museum. The Greeley Stampede is Colorado’s premier summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The event includes concerts, world class rodeos, a demolition derby, midway games and rides, food vendors, a beer garden and so much more. Those who purchase admission to the Stampede can enjoy Centennial Village Museum as part of their entrance as well. During the Greeley Stampede, the museum’s entrance is moved to the north side of the Village and guests must enter through the Stampede’s gates and purchase Stampede admission. Centennial Village Museum is a living history experience that features over 35 historical buildings, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, and 8-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Visitors step back in time and learn about the early pioneer settling of the western high plains, a time when grand houses, growing businesses, extensive prairies and agriculture were all a part of daily life. Demonstrations vary each day and may include blacksmithing, historic printing, tortilla making, chuckwagon cooking, and more. For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit GreeleyStampede.org. Noon – 4 pm. 

If you know of any June events that aren’t listed here, please let me know at meg@northerncoloradohistory.com. Thanks!

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Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522