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Buffalo Bill Days Meeting

Buffalo Bill Days is an important event along the Lariat Loop that is held in Golden every July. It also presents an opportunity for Lariat Loop members to promote themselves. There will be a special meeting (with refreshments) about non-profit involvement with Buffalo Bill Days on Tuesday, April 25 at 4:00 pm at Table Mountain Inn.

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Bicycle Racks Along the Loop

Bikers along the Lariat Loop
Lariat Loop received a $25,000 grant from the Department of Transportation to manufacture and install bicycle racks along the Loop.  We have installed 44 to date and will install 4 more this year.  
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FROM FOES TO FRIENDS: BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM CELEBRATES BUFFALO BILL’S 167th BIRTHDAY

The Buffalo Bill Museum celebrates Buffalo Bill’s 167th birthday on Sunday, February 24, with a special tribute to the American Indians who performed in his show.  Formerly enemies, Buffalo Bill and the Indians became allies after the conflicts ended in the West.  Buffalo Bill advocated for their rights and gave them equal employment opportunities.  In turn the Lakota and members of other tribes performed in his Wild West, giving it an authenticity unmatched in the United States.  Indian dancing, the painting and raising of a tepee, visits by best-selling author Margaret Coel and musical performers Susie Knight and Rex Rideout, and the opening of a special exhibit on the show Indians will be featured.  Of course there will be free cake and ice cream, costumed re-enactors, and buffalo chip throwing.   These activities and museum admission will be FREE during this celebration from noon to 4:00 pm on February 24.

The Buffalo Bill Birthday celebration will include the opening of “Oskate Wicasa,” a special exhibit about the Indians who performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.  The exhibit will include a very rare collection of hand-colored photographs from 1901 plus posters, artifacts, and other materials associated with such show Indians as Short Bull, a leader of the Ghost Dance.

Best-selling and award-winning mystery writer Margaret Coel will be a featured guest of the event.  She will talk about her latest novel Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now, which revolves around Chief Black Heart, an Arapaho performer with the Wild West. Other featured guests will be dancers from the Denver March Pow Wow.

A special hands-on experience will be the chance to paint and raise the museum’s new tepee.  Martin Knife Chief and his wife Gale will direct the painting of the tepee with traditional Lakota symbols and oversee its raising.

As is done every year, everyone gathered for the event will sing “Happy Birthday” to Buffalo Bill at noon.  The Western Music Association’s Female Poet of the Year and songstress Susie Knight will be joined by Rex Rideout, musical star of the movie “Cowboys and Aliens,” in leading the singing.  Free cake and ice cream will be distributed afterwards as Knight and Rideout provide further musical entertainment.  Other activities that have become traditions at this celebration will include buffalo chip throwing and the opportunity to pose for pictures with the Buffalo Bill look-a-likes and other costumed re-enactors who attend the occasion.

This action-packed Buffalo Bill Birthday celebration will last from noon until 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 24.  All the activities, the cake and ice cream, and museum admission will be FREE on that day.  For further information, call 303-526-0744 or visit www.buffalobill.org.

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CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM!

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Meghan McGinnes
720-497-7650

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM!

Visit Hiwan Homestead Museum on Friday, October 26th, 2012 from 4 to 7 P.M., for a festive Halloween celebration!  Put on your best costume and enjoy Halloween tricks, treats and snacks, creepy music, Halloween decorations in the dark old mansion, and Halloween crafts for kids!  This event is free and open to children of all ages.

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture.  It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive and is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated through a partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society.  The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.  For more information call the Museum at 720-497-7650.

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History: Hiwan Kids!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Andy Spencer, Education Coordinator
Phone: 720-497-7650
Email: aspencer@jeffco.us
Hiwan Kids!
History comes to life in these summer programs that connect kids with Colorado and world history.
Grades: K – 4
Dates: Thursdays in July and August
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Hiwan Homestead Museum
Fee: $4 per program

July 12th Masks of the World!
Inca, Maya and Aztec people all made masks. Joins us as we look at South American mask making and the ideas behind this ancient art. Create a mask to take home

July 19th Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!
Float over to the museum and have fun with soap bubbles. Make giant bubbles, make colored bubbles and crazy bubbles.

July 26th Dig it! Archaeology for Kids
Join us as we delve into the past and learn how archaeologists uncover its secrets. Practice excavation skills and use real archaeology techniques and tools to discover what archaeologists really do. Make a fossil craft to take home.

August 2nd Suminagashi! Japanese Paper Crafts
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese art of paper marbling Learn the history and techniques of this beautiful art. Make your own unique marbled paper to cover a favorite book or diary. Learn more traditional Japanese paper crafts.

August 2nd Mad about Mining!
Join us as we explore the rich mining history of Jefferson County. Pan for gold and discover the fun of the 1880’s Bear Creek Store and its mining exhibits.

Following your class, take a tour of the museum and step back in time. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Dr. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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A Carnival is Coming: Children’s Tea at Hiwan Homestead Museum

For Immediate Release, June 13, 2012

Contact Person: Meghan McGinnes, 720-497-7650

A Carnival is Coming: Children’s Tea at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Celebrate the summer with a carnival. Youngsters ages 6 to 12 are invited to step right up
and enjoy the fun! Hiwan Homestead Museum is hosting a childrens’ Carnival Tea Party on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 12:00-1:30 PM, Carnival-themed food and activities will be featured. This event is sure to be fun and exciting for all who attend! Sign up early as space is limited and pre-registration is required. A donation of $8 per child is requested. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 for more information and to sign up. Then come have some carnival fun.

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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MOVIE IN THE GROVE: THE MARK OF ZORRO!

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate release
Contact: John Steinle
720-497-7650
jfsteinle@jeffco.us
MOVIE IN THE GROVE: THE MARK OF ZORRO!
Hiwan Homestead Museum and Jefferson County Historical Society will present the second annual “Movie in the Grove” this summer in historic Heritage Grove, located at 4208 S. Timbervale Dr., Evergreen. On July 21, “the Mark of Zorro” with Douglas Fairbanks will be shown outdoors at 8:30 P.M. This classic silent film marked the beginning of Fairbanks’ career as the silver screen’s greatest swashbuckler. Fairbanks, a Denver native, often visited Evergreen and is said to have spent his honeymoon there. The movie will be accompanied with live music by famed pianist and jazz musician Hank Troy. The film is free to the public and snacks, popcorn and drinks will be sold during the showing. This “Movie in the Grove” is part of the “Arts Alive” celebration of Evergreen’s art and cultural community. For more information contact Hiwan Homestead Museum at 720-497-7650.
Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive and is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated through a partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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Evergreen Fine Art hosts “National Oil Painters of America”

Press Release from:

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439
efa@evergreenfineart.com
www.evergreenfineart.com
303.679.3610

HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS AND COLLECTORS TO INVADE EVERGREEN

Oil Painters of America Brings National Juried Exhibition to Colorado for the First Time

Edward Kucera Bonnet in the Wind

The Oil Painters of America (OPA) will hold its 21st National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, in Evergreen, Colorado, June 22 – July 21, 2012. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the highest quality of work being produced by professional oil painters today. An opening reception will be held for artists, collectors, the public and the press on Friday, June 22 from 5:00 – 8:00pm.

OPA’s membership is comprised of 3,600 artists from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over the years, OPA’s National Exhibition has garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country, receiving just over 2,000 submissions each year for consideration. Of those, only two hundred artists are selected to be a part of this exhibition. Total awards for this year’s National Exhibition are expected to exceed $80,000, including a $25,000 Gold Medal award.

Opening Reception
Friday, June 22, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

OPA Plein Air Art Sale
Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

In-Gallery OPA Artists Demonstrations
Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
3042 Evergreen Pkwy.
Evergreen CO 80439
303 679-3610
www.evergreenfineart.com

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“CADILLAC CANYON” EXHIBIT AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

For Immediate Release, April 17, 2012

Contact Person: Meghan McGinnes, 720-497-7650

“CADILLAC CANYON” EXHIBIT AT HIWAN HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

Hiwan Homestead Museum announces a new exhibit opening May 8, 2012.   “Cadillac Canyon: Evergreen’s Upper Bear Creek 1920s-1960s” delves into high society along Upper Bear Creek in Evergreen. Did you ever wonder how high society folks lived and played in Evergreen? Come see “Cadillac Canyon” to find out. See which movie stars visited resorts such as Troutdale-in-the-Pines and Greystone! Learn about dude ranches such as T-S! See the majestic mountain homes that were built in Evergreen’s glory years!

Don’t miss your chance to see how the other half lived—find out why Upper Bear Creek earned the nickname Cadillac Canyon! Please join us for an open house preview of “Cadillac Canyon” on Monday, May 7 from 6:30-8:30 PM. No reservations are required.

“Cadillac Canyon” will be on display through November 18. 2012. Hiwan Homestead Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM, summer hours from June 1 to August 31 are 11:00 AM to 5 PM. Please call 720-497-7650 for more information.

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture.  It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive and is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated through a partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society.  The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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DISCOVERY DAYS: NATIVE AMERICANS!

PRESS RELEASE                  For Immediate Release

Contact: Andy Spencer, Education Coordinator

Phone: 720-497-7650

Email: aspencer@jeffco.us

DISCOVERY DAYS: NATIVE AMERICANS!

Discovery Days at Hiwan Homestead Museum is about learning through play.  This summer the Discovery Days three-day summer camp will engage and excite kids about history by exploring the living legacies of Native Americans through their culture, stories, and arts and crafts.  Children who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will make Pueblo-style pottery, learn traditional survival and hunting skills and explore Native American culture in a full-size tipi!

Ages: for children who have completed grades K-3

Sessions: (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Session 1: June 5-7

Session 2: June 12-14

Session 3: June 19-21

Time: 9:00-11:30 A.M.

Fee: $35 per session

Location: Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Dr., Evergreen, Colorado

To Register/Information:

Andy Spencer, Education Coordinator

720-497-7650

Email: aspencer@jeffco.us

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture.  It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Dr.  Hiwan Homestead Museum is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society.  The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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