Upcoming PLF Events:

2nd Sat., May-Oct
Upcoming 2016 Dates:
- Jul 9
- Aug 13
- Sep 10
- Oct 8

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

Historic Homes Tour Lecture
Thu, Sep 8
~ details coming soon ~

Sat, Sep 10


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Save the Date! Historic Homes Tour September 10
Historic Homes Tour
Volunteers make the tour go 'round!
Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual 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 be available for in-person purchase at several local retail stores about a month before the tour. Stay tuned for more details.

This year, all the tour stops except the Water Works building are within walking distance of each other. Plus, a food truck will be selling refreshments at the Avery House.

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.
Recap: June 18 Tea on the Avery Lawn a Success!
This year's Tea on the Avery Lawn, held June 18, was a gorgeous, elegant affair. As expected, the tickets sold out.

Join us for one of our holiday teas on December 8, 9, or 10! We'll have three holiday teas this year in the Avery Carriage House, with a maximum of 20 people at each tea. Groups are welcome as well as individuals, but we must have a minimum of eight people signed up for a tea date in order for that tea to occur. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale a month or so before the teas. We'll post information in our newsletter and on our website and Avery House Facebook page when tickets go on sale.

Also plan to join us at next year's June Tea on the Avery Lawn. It is currently planned for the third Saturday of June, and tickets will go on sale a month or so before.

PLF extends a warm thank you to all the volunteers who made this year's June tea happen, and we thank everyone who attended the tea. To see what a delicious time everyone had, view our online photo album, and also be sure to look at The Coloradoan's wonderful photos of the event. Below are just a few pictures of the gathering.
Tea on the Avery Lawn 2016
Big Splash Coloring Contest
At our June 11 Big Splash at the 1883 Water Works event, City of Fort Collins Utilities hosted a kids' coloring contest. The challenge presented to kids was to draw their interpretation of the Poudre River. There were 53 total entries, and the Utilities staff picked a winner from each age group of younger, middle, and older kids. Congratulations to the three winners, whose entries are shown here. See their artwork on display at the Water Works open houses on Jul 9, Aug 13, Sep 10, and Oct 8 -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Our thanks to all who attended the Big Splash and to all who volunteered to help at the event. See photos taken at the Big Splash, and mark your calendar to attend next year's event. It's free family fun for all ages, the second Saturday of June at the 1883 Water Works.
PLF Volunteers in Action
PLF board member Dick Spiess speaks on the bus during the Fort Collins Utilities Watershed Tour on June 25.
City of Fort Collins Utilities offers three watershed bus tours every summer. The tours are free of charge and open to anyone interested in learning about where Fort Collins' water comes from and the work that goes into obtaining and treating it. On the June 25 tour, PLF board member Dick Spiess volunteered to be one of the speakers. On the tour, Spiess, who is also on PLF auxiliary committee Friends of the Water Works, shared his knowledge about the 1883 Water Works with tour guests. He spoke about key milestones in Fort Collins' development and the development of our water resources, how the Water Works came into being, and how the city transitioned from the Water Works to building the city's first water treatment plant. Spiess is a wonderful example of the types of volunteers PLF attracts: knowledgeable, gracious, and eager to share.
PLF board & Avery Guild member Pat Nelson (l.) & Avery Guild member Carol Hopkins help at the recent Avery basement reorg.

About 10 of our other volunteers recently spent an afternoon at the Avery House helping reorganize and clean the Avery basement. These tireless folks worked hard to set up new shelving and then carefully label and store the many items that reside in the basement, including exhibit materials, holiday decorations, furnishings, and more. The basement is looking spiffy, and we thank the volunteers who spent a sweaty afternoon helping get it in order.

PLF boasts over 200 volunteers. These people are docents at the Avery House, guides at the Water Works, servers at the Avery teas, craft and popcorn makers at the July 4th booths, organizers of the Historic Homes tour and the Time Travelers ball, and more. PLF's mission is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area--and we couldn't do it without our volunteers! If you're interested in volunteering at PLF, please contact us. We'd love to meet you!  
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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