Category Archive for: ‘Erie Historical Society News’

Notes from the President – December 2016

Don’t forget this year’s Homestead Christmas, December 10, 2016. The Museum will be open for tours from 10 am to 4 pm with hot cider and cookies.  At 10am, the entertainment will be the Red Hawk Elementary Tone Chimes.  At 11am, CRS & Topaz ( Erie High School Choral Groups ) and at 12-2pm, The Weld County Ramblers Blue Grass …

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Shannon Jones Wise Homestead Museum Photo by Annebelle Denmark - Wise Homestead Museum

A Kid’s eye view of the Wise Homestead Museum

by Shannon Jones As I walk into my family’s 1,000 square foot museum for like the 150th time, I breathe in the aroma of old wood and furniture.  Visiting this place is one of my favorite ways to reconnect with the past.  It gives me goosebumps to know my ancestors stood in this exact place.  A blast from the past.  …

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2016 Biscuit Day Historic Downtown Erie, CO

2016 Erie Historical Society’s Erie Biscuit Day Wrap Up

On Saturday, September 17th the Erie Historical Society put on the 14th Annual Erie Biscuit Day. Biscuit Day was Restarted 14 years ago by the Erie Historical Society as a community event with the proceeds from the event going towards the Erie Historical Society. The first mention of historic Biscuit Day was in newspapers from 1911 and 1912.  It was …

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October 2016 Erie Historical Society Update – Notes from the President

Thanks for another successful season! The Museum is now closed for the winter, but you can still schedule an appointment at 303-828-4561. Biscuit Day this year was a big success.  We served about 1,200 meals WITHOUT long lines. Anadarko has closed down the oil/gas well on the grounds and removed all traces. This removed the 300 foot setback that restricted …

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Alan Wise, Erie Historical Society President

March 2016 Erie Historical Society Update

Our Homestead Christmas this past December was another success! We were treated with a beautiful snowfall to accent the occasion. Unfortunately our entertainment was cancelled due to the collapse of our big tent, but we had a nice turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the hot cider, cookies, and donuts. The digitizing of our copies of the 1903-1905 Erie News …

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June 2015 Donations to the Museum’s Collection

Thank you so much to our local residents that donate items to Wise Homestead Museum collection. If you have something of historical interest you would like to donate please contact the Museum. Our latest donations: Platform scales and a belt=driven grinding wheel Roll of Honer (Erie Students who went to war) donated by Margie Smith Linens donated by Lynn Boyer …

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June 2015 Update – Notes from the President

The Museum is now open for the summer. The hours are 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday or by appointment. Admission is free and donations are always accepted. If you have out-of-town guests, we can open any time. Just give us a call at 303-828-4561. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Biscuit Day this year. It will be …

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Wise Homestead Mill

A New Home for an Old Mill

On the south side of Jasper Road, just across from the entry to the Wise Homestead Museum, you will see a dilapidated old metal building. That’s the old privately owned Wise Mill. It was built around 1915 after a larger mill in Canfield, also owned by the Wise brothers, burned down. The new, smaller mill was used by family and …

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Colorado 14er Disasters: Victims of the Game: Local History Series 2010

Join us for a slide presentation exploring the recent history of climbing Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks for sport, June 17 at 7:00pm
Erie Community Library. Writer and Colorado naitive Mark Scott-Nash will share some of the dangerous consequences of this popular activity.

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Live Video: Erie Railways Historical Talk

On May 13th, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Erie Community Library, Jason Midyette, president of the Boulder County Railway Historical Society, presented a slide show and talk about the Historic Railways of Erie. Below is the live video of that discussion.

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