Poudre Landmarks Foundation
Issue No. 12 

November 2013
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Olivia and Maddy stopped by the Avery House this summer to enjoy an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July. They played old-time games, listened to live music, met historic characters, and toured the Avery House. They even had time to try on Victorian clothing at the Grandma's Attic display.  

What is the key to making this event and others like it possible?  Donations from community members like you.  

This is an exciting year for PLF. We are now a registered charity through the Colorado Gives program. Colorado Gives Day is December 10th this year. Your online donation to PLF will go farther when you donate that day through our profile at Colorado Gives.  Click on the link https://www.coloradogives.org/PoudreLandmarksFoundation/overview to view lots of information about PLF, our programs, events, and plans for the future.  You can even schedule your donation in advance and your gift will be processed on CO Gives Day, helping us reach our goal of raising $5,000 through the program.  

Your contribution will assist PLF in our efforts to provide historic preservation and education in the Fort Collins community. Most of our events are offered free to the public and we rely on community members like you to provide financial support for our efforts. 

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Holiday Open House 2012
     Holiday Open House
     at the Avery House

Celebrate the holidays in Victorian splendor at the Avery House Holiday Open House! Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Tuesday, December 10th from 5 - 7 p.m. Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas with period decorations, live music, and costumed hosts. Visit the Avery Carriage House Gift Shop for Christmas craft items, baked goods, and handmade toffee. Free admission, donations appreciated.

2012 Night Before Christmas Reading 2

Twas The Night Before Christmas
Book Readings and Tours for Children

Our 'Twas The Night Before Christmas event will delight children with a tour of the decorated Avery House, a reading of Clement Clarke Moore's classic 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, and refreshments in the Carriage House. Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th at 5 and 6 p.m. $3.00 per child (must be accompanied by an adult.) Reservations required by calling Joann at 970-222-0741.
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Join Noosa Yoghurt in supporting PLF by making a secure donation at

Donations can also be made through PLF's website at

 or by mailing a check to: Poudre Landmarks Foundation, 
108 N. Meldrum St., Fort Collins, CO  80521.   

View this You Tube video for more information on how to donate through Colorado Gives Day.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAd6NO0vbzc

2nd graders tour Avery House

Donations allow PLF to offer many activities throughout Fort Collins. One of our favorite endeavors each year is offering over 1000 local students tours of the Avery House as part of their local history studies. The students enjoy a guided tour provided by PLF volunteer docents.  Tour guides engage the children with stories of the past that reflect the collective values that we share as a community and encourage pride in Fort Collins' history.  

Community donations are used to maintain and preserve the 1879 Avery House and the 1882 Old Water Works, and to fund our vast array of events throughout the year. Poudre Landmarks has over 40 years of experience and boasts over 200 volunteers who help make all this possible. 
Contributions also fund the weekly open houses at the Avery House and summer tours of the Old Water Works facility. Other special events include many family friendly activities geared towards sharing the joy of local history with the community.  


Seeing the spark of interest in a child's eye or community members gathered together to celebrate local history makes it all worthwhile. Won't you join us in passing on our collective history to future generations? Your financial gift is tax-deductible and will be put to work preserving and celebrating the unique history of Fort Collins.   

 Poudre Landmarks Foundation             (970) 221-0533
108 N. Meldrum St.                                  poudrelandmarks@gmail.com
Fort Collins, CO 80521                            www.poudrelandmarks.org

Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors:
Doug Ernest, President                            Carol Brescher                      Janell Prussman 
Tom Tisthammer, Vice President            Cheryl Donaldson                  Jacques Rieux                     
Nancy DuTeau, Treasurer                        Norm Evans                           Evie Reuter
Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary                       Gordon "Hap" Hazard            Eric Rollins                    
Tom Boardman                                        Lynda Lloyd                          Joann Thomas             
Executive Director:  Jennifer Beccard
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