Category Archive for: ‘Erie Historical Society News’


Erie History Day at Wise Homestead 2017

On Thursday, May 11th the Erie Historical hosted 310 8th graders from Erie Middle for History Day at Wise Homestead to learn more about Homestead Act, Westward Expansion, and life on an 1880s Homestead. After a presentation at Erie Middle by Alan and Erin Wise, the students boarded buses to go to the Wise Homestead. Upon arrival at the homestead, the students …

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2017 Local History Series

Erie Community Library and Erie Historical Society present the 2017 Local History Series Join us Thursdays at 7:00pm at the Erie Community Center on these dates: March 16,2017 Harvey Houses of the American West with Curator Elizabeth Nosek. This event will be at the library in the meeting room   April 20, 2017 Elite Folly: A Colorado History of Foibles …

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Notes from the President – March 2017

The Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 6th. This will be our tenth year so we are planning a celebration sometime in early July.  We are also planning a program for Erie Junior High 8th graders in May. Mark Monday, March 27 on your calendar.  We will be having a fund raising event at The Old Mine …

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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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