Poudre Landmarks FoundationIssue No.6 
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Open Weekends Through April

Lady Edith and Lady Mary - Downton Abbey
Have you visited the Fashions of an Age: The Downton Abbey Era 
exhibit at the 
Avery House 
yet? This wonderful display of Edwardian clothing and accessories is based on the British television series Downton Abbey.  

Fashions of an Age: The Downton Abbey Era is open for your enjoyment Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4 p.m. through April 28th.  The exhibit highlights how the changes in clothing from 1912 to 1920 reflect the social and class changes of the era. Join us as we salute Downton Abbey and show off some of PLF's historic clothing collection.  
Downton Dowager
The PBS television series Downton Abbey is in its third season and is set in the fictional English country estate of Downton Abbey and depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the Edwardian era.

For those of you new to Downton Abbey, we suggest viewing seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, through the Poudre River Public Library, your cable provider, or via internet streaming.   

Private tours of Fashions of an Age: The Downton Abbey Era for 10 or more, outside of regular hours available upon request. Donations always appreciated.

Don't miss this season's final Downton Abbey episode this Sunday evening on PBS.  It is sure to be a cliff-hanger for millions of viewers!

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Fort Collins History:Looking Back
Valentine Treasure
 Found at 
Local History Archives 
Martha Scott Trimble
The Martha Scott Trimble Collection at the Fort Collins History Archives holds many treasures, including a valentine that Martha received from a loved one.
Have you shopped for a hand-crafted gift at Trimble Court, or seen the Trimble Business Block in Old Town Fort Collins? If so, you can thank Martha's family for their contributions to the establishment of our great community.  
Martha's grandfather moved his family to Fort Collins in 1874 and quickly opened many local businesses.  Upon Martha's death in 1994, the Fort Collins Local History Archives received the donation of her extensive collection of personal mementos, photographs, letters, and documents dating back to 1865. Martha certainly left her mark on the world, having been a CSU professor after serving the U.S. Navy in World War II in the WAVE program.  
Who sent the Valentine to Martha? The mystery is yours to uncover through a visit to the Local History Archives.  The Archives are located in the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery at 408 Mason Court in Old Town Fort Collins. The Archives are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Volunteers and staff are ready to help you discover your own treasure from Fort Collins past!  
Snowy Avery House
The 1879 Avery House is open for tours Saturdays and 
 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Antique Spotlight


 PLF Digital Dome Donation 
Today we shine our spotlight on the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and their Otter Box Digital Dome Theater. PLF board members recently combined their personal funds to "buy" a $1000 Star to help fund the completion of the Digital Dome.  
Thank you to PLF board members and other community businesses and individuals for providing funding for this new Fort Collins experience! 
The Digital Dome is a  360 degree dome theater with surround sound that is already captivating audience members. The Dome currently has five high-resolution shows available Tuesday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m..  The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is located at 408 Mason Court in Old Town. For more information check the Museum's website at http://www.fcmod.org.  Enjoy!
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