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The Time Travelers Ball - 2017. A fundraiser for the Poudre Landmarks Foundation supporting education and outreach about the Avery House and Fort Collins Water Works.
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The Time Travelers Ball
April 1st at the Rio | Sponsored

By On March 24, 2017

The Poudre Landmarks Foundation (caretakers for the Avery House and Water Works) are hosting their third Time Travelers Ball on April 1st in the Agave Room (over the Rio). There’ll be lots to… Read More

Jan Manning at Cheyenne Frontier Days in 2011. Photo by James Brosher Photography.
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Trappers/Traders and Agricultural Acres
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By On October 2, 2016

The Fort Collins Historical Society has one more meeting before taking November and December off for the holidays. And the Bee Family Farm Museum will be shutting its doors for the winter… Read More

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Building Pioneer Style – Pioneer Living Day 2016
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By On September 8, 2016

The Bee Family Farm is hosting its annual Pioneer Living Day celebration on September 24th from 10am – 3pm. In addition to being able to tour the museum’s history displays and visit… Read More

The Avery House and Birney Car 21.
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The 2016 Fort Collins Historic Homes Tour Is Almost Here!
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By On September 4, 2016

The 2016 Historic Homes Tour is right around the corner! On September 10th, from 10am – 4pm, seven historic homes, plus the Fort Collins Water Works, will be open for public viewing. Tickets are… Read More

Forgotten Fort Collins - a hyperlocal history blog focusing on Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.
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Learn About, and Celebrate, the Early Pioneers this September | Sponsor Activities

By On August 19, 2016

There are two upcoming September events that revolve around our homesteading pioneer predecessors. One is a talk that will be given at the first Fort Collins Historical Society meeting of the season that… Read More

A house in Old Town.
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Tag Pics of your Favorite Historic Places with #FoCoCreate

By On June 27, 2016

At the State of the City address back in February, a hashtag was introduced by City staff and people were encouraged to use it for tagging photos of things that make Fort Collins… Read More

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Celebrate Fort Collins Giveaway 2015

By On December 1, 2015

Fort Collins is an amazing place to live, and it’s evident from the multitude of articles from publications claiming that it’s the bees knees. Of course, since we live here, that comes as no surprise… Read More

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The History of the Loomis Addition – Neighborhood Event (11/13/14)

By On November 14, 2014

It was wonderful meeting so many neighbors at last night’s History of the Loomis Addition event! We had been counting on about 20 people to show up. We weren’t sure how interested… Read More

This 1928 photo of the 700 block of W. Mountain shows the only corner store located within the addition as well as the view towards the mountains that's much harder to see now-a-days with the more mature trees not only along the sides, but down the center of the street as well. This photo is from the digital CSU Archive & Special Collection.
Architecture & Neighborhoods

Loomis Addition: From Roosters to Welders and More… The story of an early FoCo subdivision

By On October 28, 2014

What do a strutting rooster, a door-to-door welder salesman, John Oliver, fresh cider, and untold numbers of CSU students have in common? They’re all part of the history of the Loomis Addition.… Read More

Will Schwartz is second from the left in this Silver Spruce yearbook photo.
Cultural Character

Fort Collins Civic Symphony

By On September 30, 2014

From the earliest of times, residents of Fort Collins have been movers and shakers. Never content to let the size of the city dictate what we can and can’t do, we were… Read More

This classic postcard greets you as you enter the FC150 exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
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FC150 – A Birthday Party for Fort Collins… all year long.

By On August 17, 2014

This Wednesday, a special exhibit will be opening up at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our fair city. (OK, so to be technically correct, we’re… Read More