Tours & Talks

Get to know Larimer County


Historic Larimer County Winter Mixer

When: January 18th. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Where: The Masonic Center, 225 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins.

Please join us on January 18th at 5:30 pm for food, friends, and fun. We’ll be meeting in the Masonic Lodge (225 W. Oak Street) with food, toe-tappin’ music, a preservation trivia contest, and more.

We’re hosting a finger food potluck. If you’re able, we’d appreciate if everyone could bring a little something. If your last name begins with a letter between:

  • A-L, please bring something sweet.
  • M-Z, please bring something savory.

We will also be ordering a whole lotta BBQ again this year, so bring an appetite!

Enter using the ground level door on the front of the building close to Howes street. If you start going up stairs before you’ve entered the building, you’re heading the wrong way. Once you’re inside, though, there’s both an elevator and stairs that will lead you up about half a flight to the Wicker Room where we will be meeting. If you’ve never been inside the Masonic Lodge before, this is a great opportunity to check out the 1929 building from the inside. 

Please RSVP so we know to expect you. Email Sharon at

This event is FREE and open to the public, so bring a friend or two!

If the weather looks iffy, please check our website and Facebook page to stay on top of whether we’ll be postponing this event or not. If postponed, we’ll meet at the same time and place, but on January 25th. 

Parking: There is street parking available on Oak as well as Howes street. But you can also park in the small parking lot directly behind the Masonic Lodge, or in the larger bank parking lot behind that. (When the bank is closed, the parking lot is available to Masonic Lodge user per the caretaker.) AND, as if that’s not enough options, the parking lot around the County building just across the street is also open to the public. 

Archeology of Fossil Creek

When: February 11th

Where: TBD

Learn about the archeological digs that have been taking place along Fossil Creek for the past several summers. Jason Labelle, who has lead the digs, will be presenting about the discovery of the site and what has been uncovered since.

Historic Schools of Northern Colorado

When: March 10

Where: TBD

It’s not confirmed, but Ken Jessen may be giving his talk on the historic school buildings of Northern Colorado, from the Wyoming border all the way down to Berthoud area.

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.


Contact Us

Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522