Upcoming PLF Events:

2nd Sat., May-Oct
2016 Dates:
- May 14
- 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


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Get Your Tickets for June 18 Tea on the Avery Lawn
Saturday, June 18, 10am to 1pm
Tickets $25
Experience a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House 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. You can purchase tickets online now, or buy in-person at the Avery House (Saturdays & Sundays 1-4 p.m.), Downtown Ace Hardware, The Cupboard, and The Perennial Gardener.

Eventbrite - Tea on the Avery Lawn
Volunteer for Old-Fashioned Fun on July 4th
Avery House July 4th
Volunteers at the kids' craft booth make July 4th fun!
Each year, PLF hosts a July 4th celebration for the community. This free event, held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Avery House lawn, coincides with the City of Fort Collins July 4th Parade that finishes in front of the Avery House at 328 W. Mountain Ave.

This year, the Bluegrass Patriots will again perform at the event. Food trucks Mac'N and Gunter's Bavarian Grill will be onsite selling delicious summertime fare. While enjoying the music and food, play old-fashioned games such as croquet and bean bag toss; make kids' crafts; dress up in Victorian clothes from "Grandma's Attic"; purchase lemonade, popcorn, and July 4th trinkets at old-fashioned prices; and tour the Avery House.

Want to be more involved in the event? We're recruiting volunteers! You can help with kids' crafts and games, be an Avery House docent, work the trinkets and popcorn booths, or help with setup and teardown; whatever your interest or skill, we can find a place for your helping hands and heart. Contact us at poudrelandmarks@gmail.com or (970) 221-0533.

Save the Date! Historic Homes Tour September 10
Historic Homes Tour
Volunteers make the tour go 'round!
Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annunal Historic Homes Tour, happening on Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See inside six historic Old Town homes, the 1879 Avery House, and the 1883 Water Works. Tickets are available online now and will also be available for in-person purchase at several local retail stores about a month before the tour. Stay tuned for more details.

Want to be more involved in the event? We're recruiting volunteers! Join our group of steadfast, friendly folks who help plan and run this beloved late-summer tour. Whatever your interest or skill, we have a use for it. Contact us at poudrelandmarks@gmail.com or (970) 221-0533.

You can become a sponsor of the Historic Homes Tour. Attract customers to your company while supporting Fort Collins' unique and vibrant community. Learn more!
Karol Harding Wins Avery Guild Appreciation Award
Karol Harding (l.) stands with PLF board member Kimberly Miller
Longtime Avery House docent and Avery Guild member Karol Harding is on a roll. Last month's issue of this newsletter announced her win in a national contest for historic-costume design. Harding designed and sewed a stunning 1895 silk blouse waist.

Harding's dedication and skill were again recognized  when the Avery Guild presented her with its John Power Appreciation Award in May. The Avery Guild is an auxiliary of PLF and oversees activities at the Avery House. Harding has been a member of the Guild for many years, and in addition to being a docent for the house, she serves on the Guild's costume committee.

Harding has also presented lectures about historic lace at the Avery House, and she manages the Avery House's Grandma's Attic children's dress-up activity. Harding has created an extensive collection of vintage-style clothing for Grandma's Attic.

PLF congratulates Harding and extends a heartfelt thank you to her for her years of outstanding service to the Avery House.
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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