Tours, Talks & Virtual Visits

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From Professor’s Parlors to Beer Pong

When: March 23, 7 pm.

Where: Zoom

Join Historic Larimer County on March 23rd at 7:00 pm for an online presentation of From Professor’s Parlors to Beer Pong.  Historian and HLC president Ron Sladek will be presenting the results of his research and field documentation of houses and other buildings in the Harrison Addition, the neighborhood just north of the CSU Oval.

Platted in 1881, the addition became the early home of numerous college professors, employees and students, as well as a number of Fort Collins merchants, civic leaders and professionals.  Today the area is predominantly occupied by student rentals, where parties and beer pong have replaced the tamer games of bridge and hide and seek.  Log on to learn about the fascinating history of this unique Fort Collins neighborhood and its interesting historic buildings and residents.  

This event is free and open to the public.

Holy Places for the Holidays – a Virtual Tour

When: December 17, 7 pm.

Where: Zoom

For the past couple of years, we’ve offered a tour entitled “Holy Places for the Holidays.” Though we generally switch to talks in winter due to the weather, in December we brave the cold and visit at least three religious buildings to learn about their history and architecture. In 2018, we toured churches in Fort Collins. In 2019, we were in Loveland. This year, due to COVID, we’re going virtual. And since the tour is virtual, we figure this is a great opportunity to “visit” religious places that are so far apart that we would have a very hard time putting them into any future tours.

So please join us this year as we explore the history and architecture of the Poudre Canyon Chapel, Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, Virginia Dale Community Church, and a fourth location (possibly the demolished Unitarian Church in Fort Collins?) yet to be determined.

How Northern Colorado Has Faced Past Pandemics

When: We would love to present this talk to your group! 

Where: Zoom

We’ve been here before. Pandemics aren’t all the same, but there are themes that remain true from one to the next. And we’ve dealt with several pandemics in the past couple hundred years here in Northern Colorado. In this presentation, you’ll hear from several of Historic Larimer County’s board members on how past pandemics have affected Berthoud, Loveland, and Fort Collins. This presentation will include an overview of the past 200 years with a focus on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and how it affected folks in Northern Colorado. 

Members of the HLC board gave this presentation via Zoom on October 27th, 2020 and we’d love to give it again. If you would like us to present this talk to your group, please use the contact link above to get in touch with us. 


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