Time Travelers Ball

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Time Travelers gathered for a festive evening at the Ball on April 1, 2017. Costumed guests enjoyed live music from Weekend Weather, dancing, food and drink, a vintage clothing display, contests, a silent auction, and general merriment.


The event ignited imaginations and provided a unique experience for history and time-travel enthusiasts. Proceeds from the event benefit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.

Reserve Your School Tour of the Avery House

Now that the new year is in full swing, schools are starting to book their annual class tours to the Avery House. This time-honored tradition is part of many local schools' 2nd-grade curriculum. The Avery House welcomes groups of all ages, and we especially love teaching children about times gone by. To book a tour, simply visit our Avery House tours page for information. We can't wait to see you!

Tea on the Avery Lawn

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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 live music and time to chat with friends, bid on tea-themed items in a silent auction, and tour the Avery House’s new clothing exhibit, A Legacy of Grace - The Margareth Merrill Collection. This clothing exhibit is a remarkable assemblage of one family's clothing from 4 generations from the late-1800s to the mid-1900s.

Tickets are $30 and are available online at poudrelandmarks.org, or by calling (970) 221-0533. Royal-Tea tables are available for $35/person and include a special tea blend, preferential seating, and more.

Donate Now

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.

Avery House Tours Offered Year Round

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

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 23-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.