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.
September 22: Our annual Roberts Ranch tour. This tour included three historic houses, the remains of the alabaster shop, several historic cars, and a Native American buffalo jump.
October 5: We learned about the Fort Collins waterworks in the Poudre Canyon that a colony of bats now calls home every summer.
November 12: Ron Sladek gave a presentation on the Veterans monuments located throughout Larimer County.
December 3: Meg gave a “Preservation on Tap” talk about the Evolution of Historic Preservation from the early 1800s until today.
December 7: We held our annual Holy Places for the Holidays tour in Loveland, visiting three churches downtown.