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Tours & Talks in 2017

July 24: Tour of the Milner-Schwarz House in Loveland following board meeting.

August 27: Tour of Virginia Dale Stage Station and parts of the Roberts Ranch followed by board meeting at The Forks.

September 25: Tour of the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming followed by a board meeting.

October 23: Walking tour of downtown Estes Park followed by a board meeting at the Estes Park Museum.

November 19: Tour of the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum in Berthoud, as well as the McCarty-Fickle House followed by a board meeting at the McCarty-Fickle House.

Tours & Talks in 2018

January 24: Historic Larimer County president Ron Sladek gave a talk on the Power Plant Diversion Dam (AKA the Coy Diversion Ditch) in Fort Collins.

February 13:The Wrecking Ball of Progress“, a documentary put together by Wayne Sundberg, local historian, was shown, followed by a question and answer period with Wayne Sundberg himself.

March 28 (Postponed till April 4th due to snow): “The story of Jacob and Elizabeth Flowers” was presented by Ron Sladek at the Bellvue Grange.

April 19: “The Greenest Building” documentary was shown at the Colorado Welcome Center. You can view the trailer for the move here: https://youtu.be/IyY4DnTapN4.

May 20: Annual Member Meeting and a Tour of Jefferson Street in downtown Fort Collins by Ron Sladek.

June 30: Ron Sladek led us on a Wellington Walking Tour providing the history of several of the oldest buildings in the town.

July 22: Tour of the Hydropower Plant and Museum in Estes Park.

August 26: Overview of the history of Red Feather Lake at the RFL library followed by a tour of the Robinson Cabin Museum. Lunch at the historic Trout Tavern.

September 22: The tee pee rings, Signature Rock and Devil’s Washboard on the Roberts Ranch.

October 13: Fort Collins River Crossings Tour – cancelled due to construction along the river.

November 17: Historic Loveland: Inside & Out — a tour of the First National Bank building, the Lovelander Hotel, and the Rialto theater.

December 8: Holy Places for the Holidays — a tour of three churches in downtown Fort Collins. 

Tours & Talks in 2019

January 12: Winter Preservation Mixer held at the Bellvue Grange. The trivia contest was a highlight as was the BBQ’d meats.

February 19: History Lost & History Saved — a presentation by Ken Jessen on buildings from throughout Larimer County that have either been lost or saved over the years. Held in the historic First United Presbyterian Church in Loveland.

March 14: An Overview of Archaeology in Larimer County talk by Ray Sumner was postponed indefinitely due to a conflict with an archaeology conference… of all things.

April 14: (postponed to April 28 due to snow and mud) Tour of the Graves Camp in the northeast part of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area.

May 19: A tour of  historic Berthoud following the Annual Members Meeting at City Star Brewing in downtown Berthoud.

June 22: (postponed to July 6 due to mud) Tour of the Bingham Hill Cemetery and Bingham Farm in Laporte/Bellvue.

July 13: We wandered around both historic and eclectic Timnath with a visit to the Swets Farm and downtown Timnath.

August 17: After having to shift plans a couple of times due to lack of space at Gateway Park and then construction along the Poudre River in downtown Fort Collins, we settled on holding a Fort Collins Light & Power Plant tour including historic features inside and out as well as learning about the energy efficient addition to the historic power plant. 

 

 

To see the list of upcoming tours, check out our main Tours & Talks page.

 

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Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522