34th Annual Historic Homes Tour
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

34th Annual Historic Homes Tour

Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to4 p.m. This late-summer event opens six private residences and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1920, and one home built in 2008 with the spirit of old town in mind. Many styles are represented: Victorian, Craftsman, Cottage, and National. Each private house has been maintained by their owners to match the era and architecture of the home. The city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House and 3 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. The tour also features a unique farm property on Overland Trail which will be accessed via shuttle. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace. Knowledgeable docents guide the tour at each location.

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

Avery House Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

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The Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the Avery House runs 10:00-2:00 on the Avery House lawn--admission and the activities are free!

Listen to the Bluegrass Patriots, let the kids play old-fashioned games such as bean bag toss and lawn bowling, mingle with historical characters, and get creative with Victorian crafts. Food trucks will be onsite selling delicious and festive family fare. Popcorn, lemonade, and small trinkets will be for sale from $0.25-$1.

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Big Splash at the Water Works!
Jun
9
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 9, 2018, 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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Tea on the Avery Lawn
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Tea on the Avery Lawn

Experience a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House in downtown Fort Collins. Sip tea and indulge in sweet and savory bites while enjoying a fashion show of Wedding Gowns Through the Decades, bid on tea-themed items in a silent auction, and tour the Avery House’s new exhibit Victorian Invention and Innovation.

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