Tours & Talks

Get to know Larimer County


Annual Roberts Ranch Tour

When: September 22nd, 1 pm.

Where: Roberts Ranch, Livermore.

This will be our third annual tour of the Roberts Ranch and we will once again be covering a whole bunch of history that we haven’t had the chance to see yet. This time around we’ll be visiting a trappers cabin from around the 1850s, a historic Roberts family home (where we’ll also talk about some of the struggles with preserving older homes), the old alabaster shop (that has burned, but the old tools remain in place), a native American buffalo jump, and… if there’s time, we might even see a few more bits and bobs around that part of the ranch. (Perhaps a historic old car? or a stone milk barn? It all depends on the time.)

This tour is free for Historic Larimer County members and only $5 for non-members.

Batty About Historic Preservation

When: October 5th (or 6th), 10 am. (Subject to change. Stay tuned!)

Where: Gateway Park Waterworks (and Bat Colony) and a bring-your-own Picnic!

Join us for a tour of the water filtration plant at Gateway Natural Area where we’ll learn not only about the history of water for the city of Fort Collins, but also about the bat colony that lives in the building today.

There is a $7 per car charge to enter Gateway Natural Area. We encourage everyone to carpool. There will be no other fee for this tour. (We are also in discussion with the City of Fort Collins to see if we can get the entrance fee reduced, so stay tuned for more information on that.)

This tour had to be rescheduled due to the popularity of Gateway Park during the summer. Details may shift a little before the date so what for updates!

Veterans Monuments

When: November 12, 6 pm

Where: Location TBD

Ron Sladek, president of Historic Larimer County, has researched several veterans monuments from throughout Larimer County. In this presentation, he will tell us about the history behind these monuments as well as their significance in terms of historic preservation. 

Stay tuned for more details. This talk is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!

Historic Larimer County has been hosting tours and talks since the summer of 2017. If you would like to learn more about which places and topics have already been covered, check out our Past Events page. If you have a suggestion for a future tour or talk, or you just want more information about one of the tours or talks listed above, please get in touch with Sharon Danhauer, our events coordinator, through our Tours & Talks contact form.


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Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522