Travel through time with PLF at the Time Travelers Ball: Equinox Adventures. The ball will welcome guests from across time on March 19, 7-11 p.m., at the Museum of Discovery. Tickets are $35 per ticket for two or more tickets, $40 for single ticket*. Costumed guests will enjoy a reception hour in the museum lobby and café area with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. At 8 p.m. the fun will ramp up as guests enter the museum exhibit space to find the ten-piece Colorado Swing Cats band playing, dancers moving, and state-of-the art exhibits on display. The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater will welcome guests to three showings of space-inspired movies.
Costume attire is optional. Guests can have their picture taken in a "TARDIS" time machine, enter costume and trivia contests, and more. The equinox is rumored to be the best time-travel date, so join us on this most auspicious evening to travel through time!
*After March 14, 2016, 11:30 p.m., price increases to $50 per ticket.
A Century of Fashion on Display at Avery House
A remarkable assemblage of a century of fine womenswear, mid-1800s to mid-1900s, the Margaret Brown Collection is among the largest donations of historic costume to PLF. Come to the Avery House and see a beautiful, extensive range of fashion.
The exhibit runs Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-4:00, Feb. 6 to July 10. Free admission. Donations appreciated. No reservations needed.
Margaret Brown’s lifelong love of vintage fashion resulted in an extensive collection that she used for charity fashion shows. Brown, who currently lives in Denver, had been on the lookout for a suitable place to donate her collection. After seeing the Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District feature on the Avery House’s 2013 Downton Abbey–inspired costume exhibit, Brown contacted PLF about donating her collection. PLF is delighted and honored to share, through this exhibit, Margaret Brown’s legacy of fashion and friendship.
Give Where You Live
Donations to Poudre Landmarks Foundation keep history alive in Fort Collins. Join us as we build a community that understands, appreciates, and values its past. Online donations to Poudre Landmarks Foundation are processed through ColoradoGives.org year round. Your support is greatly appreciated.
PLF’s dream of a Water Works Water Interpretation Center for Northern Colorado is soon to be realized! Detailed plans for the center were recently finalized through a construction document project funded by the Colorado State Historical Fund, Poudre Heritage Alliance, and the City of Fort Collins. Stewart Architecture of Louisville, CO, created the documents that PLF and future contractors will use to complete the work.
Picture arriving at the Water Works property through a new entrance off Overland Trail, walking through the apple orchard on maintained pathways, entering the climate-controlled Water Works building, and finding state-of-the-art exhibits highlighting the Water Works site and other water topics. Read more . . . .
The exquisite Avery House 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 at 328 W. Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins and serves as a museum honoring life at the turn of the 19th century. Open each Saturday & Sunday, 1–4 p.m.
The Water Works facility at 2005 N. Overland Trail 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 that led gold seekers, emigrants, and outlaws through the western frontier.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. PLF accomplishes this mission 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.