Thank you for attending the

Little Black Dress Soiree

Thanks to all who attended the Little Black Dress Soiree at The 1879 Avery House, it was a fantastic evening of history, glamour, cocktails, jazz, and education!

Special huge thanks to @wearitagainsam and Dr. Gwyneth I. Williams, plus all of our volunteers. We can’t do it without you, and we love the amazing opportunity to share history with you!

Call for volunteers! Docents needed for the 1879 Avery House

Be a part of history

Are you or a friend a history buff? Poudre Landmarks Foundation needs your help and support for our tours and holiday events! We are issuing the call for Docents at the 1879 Avery House.


Did you know that Fort Collins ranks 6th nationally for mid-size cities for our volunteer participation, with 38% of our citizens volunteering in the community? The continued success of Poudre Landmarks, the Avery House, and the Water Works is directly tied to the commitment of our volunteers.

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If you haven't found your home for volunteering yet, we would love to have you join us. We have opportunities for a single afternoon, full-day, once a month, or more. We would be happy to fit a volunteer position to suit your needs and interests. Plus, PLF is a GREAT place to meet people in the community who love to be involved.

Thanks again to our PLF volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!


What is a Docent?

A docent is a tour guide at a museum or gallery! Our docents are volunteers who lead tours through the Avery House every Saturday and Sunday 1-4. Most docents volunteer just a few hours per month. They are history enthusiasts and experts in the story of the Avery family and their contribution to early Fort Collins. Huge thanks to all of them, come see them on a weekend tour!

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Planning a wedding?

Consider tying the knot in the heart of old town Fort Collins, with the historic 1879 Avery House as your backdrop. 

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Join us for a tour of the Avery House

The 1879 Avery House is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm. Tours are about an hour and are offered by friendly, knowledgeable docents. Visit this charming home and spend an afternoon learning local history in cozy Victorian surroundings.