Category Archive for: ‘Wise Homestead Museum’

Erie Wise Homestead Museum - Erie, CO

Wise Homestead Museum host 150 Third Graders

On May 6, 2013, the Wise Homestead hosted a total of 150 Third graders (plus teachers and a number of parent volunteers) from The Academy Charter School in Westminster. Arriving in two different shifts, the students rotated through different activities during their visit. While one small group toured the museum, others could be found playing pioneer games such as Blind …

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Howell-Robinson Barn

Howell-Robinson Farm Barn

  Howell-Robinson Farm Barn was moved to the Wise Homestead Museum property in XXXX. It dates to around 1875 and was originally built as a granary. [ Excerpts from Peter Gleichman’s cultural and historical survey ]  The barn is 19’x17’4″, one and one-half story, braced frame mortise-and-tenon construction, with braces rising from the ground sill to the corner posts. Corner …

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Wise Museum 2010 Wish List

Wise Homestead Museum Period of Significance is from 1872 – 1920. The museum needs your help. We are looking for the following items for the Wise Museum. Please contact Sarah or Alan Wise at 303-828-4561 to help or if you have any additional questions. Boy’s Room – Upstairs Washstand. Wash Bowl and Pitcher/Set – Prefer Graniteware or Plain White Ironstone. …

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Carol Taylor on Boulder History: Erie peg barn restored with Boulder County grant

by Carol Taylor After sitting on the property for nearly a decade, the barn at the Wise Homestead Museum in Erie has finally been completely restored. The history of the barn is not connected with the Wise homestead at all. The Wise homestead had a similar barn on its property, but it was about four to five times as large, …

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Wise Homestead museum open during winter via appt.

We thank all who visited the Wise Homestead Museum this summer. For this winter we will be closed except open by appointment. We will be open next spring with additional exhibits and possible additional hours. Check this web site for specific hours. We invite you to join us in preserving the past for the future. Please call me, Sarah Allene …

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Historic photos of the Wise home, originally built by Oliver Wise in 1872.

Wise Homestead opens its doors

By Laura-Claire Corson, Camera Staff Writer Wise family shares depiction of life in late 1800s   For more than 135 years, the Wise family has lived on the same lot in Erie. Now, thanks to Sarah Wise – the only remaining family member who lives there – the public can enjoy a piece of the town`s history when the Wise …

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Erie – Wise Homestead Museum Grand Opening Announced

Mark your calendars, July 21st will be the Grand Opening of the Erie-Wise Homestead Museum. The Erie Historical Society is pleased to host the grand opening of the Wise Homestead Museum, this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The building opening Saturday, is a farm house which was started in 1872, added on to over the years, and last …

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Homestead museum building moved onto foundation

By Sonja Lee The Daily Times-Call ERIE – After eight years of resting on support beams, the building intended to house Erie’s historical treasures has finally moved on to a foundation. In 1990 the house was raised and moved east a couple of lots to the future museum site. It has stayed there ever since. In 1997, the Wise Homestead House …

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By Jason Hickman Camera Staff Writer ERIE – After years of hanging in suspense, the future Wise Homestead Museum will soon rest solidly on the ground. The 91-year-old farmhouse has been propped up on beams on the north side of Jasper Road in Erie while Sara Wise, whose ancestors owned the 4-acre parcel and built the house, has teamed up …

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Preserving a piece of the past: Work on 126 year old farmhouse and future museum of Erie’s history

By Jason Hickman Camera Staff Writer ERIE – Considering the age of the farmhouse built by her great-grandfather, the seven years Sara Wise has spent working to turn the building into a museum aren`t so significant. But that doesn`t mean the Erie resident won`t be happy to see the foundation started Saturday morning – it`s been a laborious campaign for …

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