Tours & Talks

Get to know Larimer County


Veterans Monuments

When: November 12, 6:30 pm

Where: Avery House Carriage House, 328 W. Mountain, Fort Collins (The Carriage house is behind the Avery House, on Meldrum Street.)

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.

This talk is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!

Preservation on Tap

When: December 3rd, 6:30 pm.

Where: Old Colorado Brewing Company, 8121 First St., Wellington.

Have you ever wondered why some buildings are saved and others aren’t? Or wondered what criteria is used when buildings are landmarked? On December 3rd, at 6:30 pm, Historic Larimer County will be hosting a “class” on the basics of historic preservation. We’re calling it Preservation on Tap and we’re hoping that it will be the first in a series of free presentations that answers the What, How and Why of historic preservation. (The beer is not free and we do hope you’ll grab a pint to support our hosts.)

This first talk will focus on the history of preservation in the U. S. and Northern Colorado and will provide a quick overview of the basics of preservation — What does it mean to “Preserve” a property? What criteria is used when determining whether a house can be designated as historic? What steps are taken to achieve landmark status? What can be done to a property once it has been added to the local, State, or National registers of Historic Places? What help is available to maintain a historic property?

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, so if there’s something you’ve always been wondering about, now’s the time to ask! (If you have a question about a specific property, you might want to let us know that in advance in case we need to do a little research on that particular situation). 

This event is free, though we do hope that you’ll purchase a drink to help us show appreciation for the Old Colorado Brewing Company hosting this event. Bring a friend!

Holy Places for the Holidays – Loveland

When: December 7th, 10 am

Where: We will visit 3 churches in Loveland.

Many of our important historic places are related to religious or cultural meeting places. Join us this year for our second look at the history and architecture of holy places in Larimer County. Last year we visited three churches in Fort Collins. This year we’ll be exploring three churches around downtown Loveland: the Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Church built in 1915 as a Evangelical Lutheran church, the Christian Science Church, and Emmanuel Baptist. 

This is a cold weather tour. Please dress appropriately. We will be going into buildings… but they don’t always have their heaters running on Saturdays. And we do also stand outside and discuss the exterior architecture of the buildings. So… warm socks, hats, mittens, etc. are all recommended. 

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