The voice of history in Fort Collins
The Time Travelers Ball: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Fort Collins will be held in the Masonic Temple Ballroom on October 18th from 7-10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with:
* Guests in vintage attire. A mixture of Victorian, Flapper, Steampunk, and more
* Live music by the Colorado Swing Cats (a 10 piece orchestra with a vocalist)
* Dance lessons by the Jumpin' Jive Cats
* Visits by historic characters including Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Ulysses S. Grant, and Al Capone
* 150 Years of Fashion in the Fort exhibit
* Vintage bicycle display
* Costume and Trivia Contests
* Wagon rides around downtown Fort Collins to show off your costume
* Food and drink during your evening at a historic building in Old Town Fort Collins
* Photo booth with photo strip take-aways to remember your fun evening
* Unique silent auction
Thank you to our event sponsors: Bohemian Foundation, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, The Coloradoan, KRFC, Wattle & Daub Contractors, The Place Setting, Janell Prussman of ReMax Alliance, High Country Beverage, and Barbara Moore Watercolors.
Funds raised will directly benefit school tours of the Avery House, our annual free Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the Avery House, weekend tours of the Avery House, tours of the Water Works facility, our Holiday Open House at the Avery House, and additional events throughout the year.
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.