Little Black Dress Soiree
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Little Black Dress Soiree

Join Poudre Landmarks Foundation and fans of fashion and history as they celebrate the “Little Black Dress” through the ages with a fancy cocktail party! Enjoy drinks and appetizers while local historians discuss the evolution of this timeless wardrobe staple. Cocktail attire is encouraged, so wear your best LBD or suit as you walk the red carpet to tour the Avery House, listen to live music, and commemorate your visit with professional photographs

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35th Annual Historic Homes Tour
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour

Image courtesy of The Edwards House Inn / The Stout family

Image courtesy of The Edwards House Inn / The Stout family

Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This late-summer event opens six private residences, an historic Inn, and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases many styles of Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1961: Victorian, Italianate, Cottage, American Foursquare, Masonry Ranch, and Minimal Traditional. The Edwards House Inn and the city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House, Edwards House, and 2 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace and in any order. Knowledgeable docents guide attendees through each location, pointing out architectural features, historical highlights, and details about how each home has been preserved and upgraded over the years.

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35th Annual Historic Homes Tour Pre-Show Architectural Panel Discussion
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour Pre-Show Architectural Panel Discussion

Join us for an event series surrounding the 35th Annual Historic Homes Tour.

The subject of this presentation and discussion is 'Architectural Darwinsm: Fort Collins Evolves'.

This event is separately ticketed and will be held before the tour on September 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Edwards House Montezuma Room, 107 N. Meldrum St. in Fort Collins.

Houses change over time, and the older the house, the more likely it is that something has been done to change its character or function. Open porches are enclosed, kitchens are remodeled, enlarged, or moved entirely. Windows and doors are often removed or replaced. What clues should you look for to determine a previous layout or function? How did older homes offer comfort during very hot or very cold weather? Learn all this and more during our third annual architecture presentation and discussion!

Speakers include local historians Barbara Fleming, Robin Stitzel, and others. Each home on the tour will be discussed, as well as a discussion of Fort Collins history, and general architectural styles & terms. Tickets are $10 and available separately for purchase below or at the door.

Purchase tickets to this event and the 35th Annual Historic Homes Tour at:

https://plf-historichomestour2019.eventbrite.com

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The Avery Edwards Tea 2019
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Avery Edwards Tea 2019

Experience a traditional Victorian tea in the fine tradition of Sarah Avery and Phoebe Edson, the storied Edson Sisters. Through a long-awaited partnership, this year's tea celebrates the family in both the ladies' homes, nestled next door to each other in Old Town Fort Collins. Take a catered tea and hors d'oeuvres at the regal Edwards House, Phoebe's 1904 home and tour the lush grounds, gardens, and interior of the historic 1879 Avery House. Sip tea and indulge in sweet and savory bites and enjoy the Avery House’s new exhibit Mabel Avery: a Portrait in Garmenture.

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Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House

Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 328 W. Mountain Ave. Admission is free and offers fun for all ages. This event coincides with the City of Fort Collins July 4th Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. that runs west on Mountain Avenue from Meldrum Street in front of the Avery House, finishing at Jackson Avenue near City Park. Celebrants can enjoy the parade and then head to the Avery House lawn to continue the festivities.

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Popular local band The Bluegrass Patriots will perform at the event, and food trucks will sell delicious summertime fare. Enjoy listening to music, play old-fashioned games such as croquet, pin the tail on the donkey, and bean bag toss; make crafts; dress up in vintage clothes from “Grandma’s Attic”; purchase popcorn and July 4th trinkets at old-fashioned prices; tour the iconic Avery House, and more. Make plans now to come and celebrate!

Old-Fashioned 4th of July at the Avery House is produced in cooperation with the City of Fort Collins.

For more information, email info@poudrelandmarks.org, call (970) 221-0533, or visit poudrelandmarks.org.

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Big Splash at the Water Works!
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Big Splash at the Water Works!

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Poudre Landmarks Foundation invites the public to its annual Big Splash at the Fort Collins Water Works on June 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2005 N. Overland Trail. This free event is a Fort Collins favorite that offers fun for all ages. Take a journey into the past and discover how this facility began delivering our most precious resource to a thirsty town in 1883.

The event includes tours of the historic buildings; bucket brigade, fire engine, and history booth from Poudre Fire Authority; blacksmithing demonstration; water trivia and educational games and activities; live music and entertainment; food vendor.

Commemorating the month the facility first delivered water to Fort Collins in June 1883, the Big Splash event is free to the public. Donations are welcome and go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.

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Time Travelers Ball 2019
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Time Travelers Ball 2019

Travel through time with Poudre Landmarks Foundation at the Time Travelers Ball on April 13 in the Rio Grande Agave Room, 143 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, 7–10 p.m. Tickets are $50 each or two for $95. Costume attire is optional but encouraged.

Food | Cash Bar | Dancing | Live Music | Live & Silent Auctions | and more

Buy tickets online. Proceeds from this event go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.

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What's Under This Dress?: Revealing the Secrets of Edwardian Undergarments
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

What's Under This Dress?: Revealing the Secrets of Edwardian Undergarments

2 Seatings

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Friday, March 29th - 7 pm
Saturday, March 30 - 5 pm
The Avery House
328 West Mountain Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Have you ever wondered just how the Edwardian woman achieved her elegant, sweeping style? Allow Ms. Sarah Heartburn, personal friend to Alice Roosevelt and style maven visiting from 1905, to enlighten you. Discover the secrets of fashion and function —from the outside in— at her program, What’s Under this Dress?: Revealing the Secrets of Edwardian Undergarments.

Ms. Heartburn will instruct the curious on the appropriate undergarments for a lady to achieve the coveted “Gibson Girl” silhouette. The lovingly restored Avery House hosts two sittings of what is sure to be a cheeky and enlightening performance. Ms. Heartburn will also have modern reproductions of the garments discussed on hand for those with a more tactile learning style.

Our generous lecture series sponsor, Satin Camisole, will bring the audience back to 2019 with drawings for a gift card to assist in purchasing contemporary wear.

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What's Under This Dress?: Revealing the Secrets of Edwardian Undergarments
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

What's Under This Dress?: Revealing the Secrets of Edwardian Undergarments

2 Seatings

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Friday, March 29th - 7 pm
Saturday, March 30 - 5 pm
The Avery House
328 West Mountain Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Have you ever wondered just how the Edwardian woman achieved her elegant, sweeping style? Allow Ms. Sarah Heartburn, personal friend to Alice Roosevelt and style maven visiting from 1905, to enlighten you. Discover the secrets of fashion and function —from the outside in— at her program, What’s Under this Dress?: Revealing the Secrets of Edwardian Undergarments.

Ms. Heartburn will instruct the curious on the appropriate undergarments for a lady to achieve the coveted “Gibson Girl” silhouette. The lovingly restored Avery House hosts two sittings of what is sure to be a cheeky and enlightening performance. Ms. Heartburn will also have modern reproductions of the garments discussed on hand for those with a more tactile learning style.

Our generous lecture series sponsor, Satin Camisole, will bring the audience back to 2019 with drawings for a gift card to assist in purchasing contemporary wear.

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