Water Works on May 14, Tea on June 18, & Other PLF Events
1883 Fort Collins Water Works
Water Works Open House
Saturday, May 14
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spring has sprung, and that means that the Water Works open houses begin again! The first one is this Saturday, May 14, 10:00-3:00. Free admission, no reservations required. See the schedule at right for all six Water Works open-house dates.


Saturday, June 18
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Experience a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House Tea on the Avery Lawn in downtown Fort Collins. Sip tea and indulge in sweet and savory bites while enjoying live harp music and time to chat with friends, bid on tea-themed items in a silent auction, and tour the Avery House's current exhibit highlighting 100 years of fashion.

Tickets are $25, available online now. Tickets will also be available soon to purchase in person at the Avery House (Sat/Sun, 1-4 p.m.), Downtown Ace Hardware, The Cupboard, and The Perennial Gardener.

Eventbrite - Tea on the Avery Lawn
Upcoming Events:

2nd Sat., May-Oct
2016 Dates:
- May 14 <<This Saturday!
- Jun 11 - The Big Splash
- Jul 9
- Aug 13
- Sep 10
- Oct 8

Sat, Jun 18, 10:00-1:00
Tickets $25

Mon, Jul 4, 10:00-2:00

Sat, Sep 10


Your PLF Donations In Action:

$10 provides a school field trip to the Avery House for one child
$35 provides a private tour of the 1883 Water Works for a group of scouts
$50 provides a speaker for an educational program

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Time Travelers Ball Recap
Time Travelers Ball
PLF's Time Travelers Ball: Equinox Adventures was held March 19 at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. The event was a huge hit, with costumed attendees enjoying delicious food, live music and dancing, intriguing museum exhibits, Digital Dome movies, and an equinox-inspired egg-balancing contest. The Doctor Who-style TARDIS photo booth was an amazement to all.

PLF extends a hearty thank you to all who participated in the ball. These generous sponsors helped make the ball possible: City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, The Coloradoan, Colorado State University, Odell Brewing Co., Wattle & Daub Contractors, Denise Staab of The Group Inc., Masonville Mercantile, The Life of the Party, and Wear It Again, Sam. We'd also like to extend a special thank you to the PLF board of directors, the many volunteers who donated their time and labor, all the guests who attended the ball, and Dick Spiess, who constructed the TARDIS. 

Avery House Volunteer Wins Award
You may have met Karol Harding on one of your tours of the Avery House. This long-time docent is also an expert costume designer and seamstress. Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has a themed contest for all DAR members who are artists and craft experts. In this year's contest, Ms. Harding was selected as the National First Place Winner in the category of Historic Costume. Ms. Harding credits her work with the Avery House costume committee with advancing her education on historic costumes.

PLF congratulates Ms. Harding and is proud to share the news about her well-deserved award.
Avery House & Water Works Make Great Photo Ops
Recognize the stone wall? It is the retaining wall behind the 1883 Water Works! Rent our historic properties for your own photo shoots.
Historic settings are not just for weddings. The picturesque atmospheres that historic sites offer are great for photo shoots. The Avery House is a well-loved spot for weddings, but did you know that you can rent the Avery House, the Carriage House, and the Water Works for other purposes, such as senior pictures, business photo shoots, club meetings, family reunions, and more?

The Avery House and the Water Works are a favorite photo-shoot spot of a few crafting publications edited and produced in Northern Colorado. Check out Vintage Modern Crochet at right (click the photo to see the book on Amazon.com). Behind some of the lovely garments and models, you will recognize distinctive Avery House and Water Works architecture!

Learn more about our rental opportunities by visiting our Plan an Event page.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors
Thom Tisthammer, President | Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary | Tom Boardman, Vice President | Cheryl Donaldson | Lynda Lloyd | Kimberly Miller | Pat Nelson | Jacques Rieux | Dick Spiess | Robin Stitzel | Pam Thomas | Alexandra Wallace | William Whitley

Jennifer Beccard, Exec. Director | Linda Harty, Admin. Assistant
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