The voice of history in Fort Collins


Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Fort Collins

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Tickets $25

Time Traveler Tea Tickets

Step back in time with a Victorian Tea on the Avery House lawn.  The Time Travelers Tea will be held on Saturday, June 21st and will feature live music, costumed guests, a silent auction, and presentations by historic characters from Fort Collins; past. Tour the Avery House and enjoy a special exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Collins' Fashion.  Tickets are $25 and are available online at or at The Cupboard, Downtown Ace Hardware, and Perennial Gardener.  Check our website and Facebook page for updates.   

Vintage attire is encouraged! 

 The Avery House Lawn

328 West Mountain Avenue

Fort Collins, CO 80521

 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the community of Fort Collins.  In 1864 Camp Collins was relocated to the present Old Town Fort Collins area following a devastating flood.  The Time Travelers Tea will celebrate this sesquicentennial anniversary with traditional tea, food, live music, entertainment, tours, and a silent auction. 

Time Traveler Tea Tickets


Phone Number: (970) 221-0533


 Saturday, September 13, 2014

30th Annual

Historic Homes Tour

 Travel Through Time:

150 Years in the Fort 


Saturday, September 13th

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Tickets $20 in advance


2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Fort Collins and this year's tour will travel through time, featuring Auntie Stone's Cabin, early 1900's gems, to a luscious mid-century modern home.  More info to follow! 


Tickets on sale August 13th


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.


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.