- About UsThe Erie Historical Society was founded in 1984 to preserve Erie, Colorado’s history. We honor those hard working pioneers who mined the coal, worked the fields and ran the railroads, as well as the pioneer women who raised the families and educated the children. The Erie Historical Society: CELEBRATES Erie’s history with events like Erie Biscuit Day which held each fall, honoring a similar event held by 19th century residents to welcome the fall and celebrate the workers’ return to the mines. EDUCATES through projects like the Wise Homestead Museum, to commemorate early homesteaders and through partnerships with community members. Historic talks by local historians and lecturers provide a glimpse back in time and reveal remarkable stories about the people who settled in our region of Colorado. PRESERVES the area’s rich history through projects like the Wise Homestead Museum, at 11611 Jasper Road. The two-story Western Victorian farmhouse was built by Erie settler O.E. Wise in 1870 and has been restored by local and state Historical Societies. The Wise Homestead Museum is currently open Saturday ( May through October ) from 10am to 2pm or year-round by appointment. To schedule a visit please call 303-828-4568. Statement of Purpose The purpose…
- MuseumErie – Wise Homestead Museum The Wise Homestead dates back to 1869, when Oliver Wise, his wife Adaline (Ada), and their three children came across the plains from Wisconsin to settle in Colorado.
- Erie Biscuit DayAnnual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society
- MembershipAny person interested in the history of Erie, Colorado may become a member. Active membership categories are: Individual Family Business/Institutional Members are entitled to vote at regular, special or annual meetings, and are eligible to serve on the board of directors. Members are entitled to a variety of benefits, such as discounts on books, research materials, and fees, invitations to members-only events, discounts on programs and workshops. Membership is tax deductible to the extent that contributions to 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations are allowed.
- Contact UsErie Historical Society – Wise Homestead Museum 11611 Jasper Road, Erie,CO 80516 Telephone: 303.828.4561
Category Archive for: ‘Historical Talks’
Local History Series for 2013 schedule has been announced.
Mark your calendars. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10am-12:00pm Join us for a morning walking tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Erie Town Clerk Nancy Parker as she walks us through the historical graves and markers. This series is sponsored by Erie Community Library and Erie Historical Society. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/355568281192953/
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.
Historic Railroads of Erie Join us for an exciting trip back in time, when trains ran in out of Erie transporting coal. Expert Jason Midyette, president of the Boulder County Railway Historical Society, will present a slid show about historic railroads of the Erie area. May 13 at 7:00pm Erie Community Library 400 Powers Street, Erie 720-685-5224 www.mylibrary.us Local History …
Join us for the final event in our series. Who was Jane Doe? Historian Silvia Pettem will share highlights from her fascinating 10-year pursuit to resolve a 1954 Boulder County cold case homicide.
Join us for the third evening of Local History Series 2009, presented by Erie Community Library and the Erie Historical Society. We will be informed and entertained by award-winning Colorado history professor and author Tom Noel, also known as “Dr. Colorado.” Dr. Colorado is an expert on Colorado history and will present an engaging slide show about landmarks in the Erie area.
A group of twenty-four gathered in the Living Room at Erie Community Library for a visit from Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Historian Richard Marold arrived in a period wheelchair, sporting a bow tie and vintage FDR campaign button on his lapel. We learned about some of the New Deal projects in Colorado including as Red Rocks Amphitheater. There were many questions …
Erie Historical Society and the Erie Community Library are hosting entertaining and informative programs that take us back in time and reveal remarkable stories about the people who settled in our region of Colorado. FDR and the New Deal in Colorado with historian and re-enactor Richard Marold Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 at the Erie Community Library About the events: …
Mark your calendars. The first in a series of six evenings of history begins March 19th. Isabella Bird: A Chautauqua evening, celebrating Women’s History Month, featuring Lynne Swanson as the Englishwoman who explored around Long’s Peak in 1873 Sign up below. Admission is free. About the events: Share six evenings of history wtih the Erie Historical Society and the Erie …
Anne Dyni, Boulder County historian and author, will present historic images and captivating stories of the early Colorado pioneers who came here in covered wagons. Their stories will amaze and inspire you. Homesteading Along the Front Range November 12th 6:30pm Erie Community Library 400 Powers Street Erie, CO 80516 720-685-5200