New Event! 

Winter's Lace: 

The Art of Shetland Knitting

February 22, 2015

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Avery Carriage House

108 North Meldrum Street

Tickets $15


Join us for tea and scones, tour the Avery House's Shetland lace exhibit, and learn about this special place and its influence on the world.

(970) 420-1520


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Ball Guests Travel Through Time

The Time Travelers Ball, held on October 18th was a big success, with costumed attendees, dancing, live orchestra, activities, and merriment. View the event photo gallery below. 

Avery House

Water Works


This Exquisite home was built in 1879 and was the family home of Franklin and Sara Avery and their three children. The home was built of sandstone from local quarries and includes a carriage house, large yard, gazebo, and fountain. The Avery House is located on Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins and serves as a museum honoring life at the turn of the 20th Century. Open each Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. 

The Water Works facility was constructed in 1882-83 to provide the growing town of Fort Collins with an adequate supply of water for fighting the building fires that plagued the early township. The facility is located at the western edge of Fort Collins on a 26 acre site that also features a portion of the Cherokee and Overland trails which led gold seekers, emigrants, and outlaws through the western frontier.

PLF's mission is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area Poudre Landmarks Foundation accomplishes this through the care and management of Historic Landmark sites owned by the City of Fort Collins, and by providing educational programs and events focused on early life in Fort Collins.