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Wheat Ridge Historical

By Janet “White” Bradford

So many apples this year around town makes this a great year to come down to the Apple Cider Day at the Wheat Ridge Historical Park, 4610 Robb St., the second Saturday of October (13th) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Bring your washed apples and containers to use our antique press to make cider for a nominal cash donation. We will have lunch heated on the cook stove in the Soddy, also for a nominal cash donation. We always have craft demonstrations and sales with music – bring your voice or instrument and join in. You can bring your questions about the Wheat Ridge area to our historians or purchase some local history books and old-time toys.

Take a tour of the Historical Park’s many buildings including the implement shed, a recent focus of our project days’ efforts. (Thank you volunteers!)

We will have lunch at noon and music throughout the day. Dressing in clothing from the 1890s to 1930s is encouraged! Think pioneer – here in Wheat Ridge, we are home of the Farmers! Participants may find their picture on our Facebook page or website

On the Fourth Wednesday of the month, between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., stop by the Historical Park to chat with the members of the Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle as they work on quilts and other crafts. Open to all crafters, the cost is $2. The park is open Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; you can get a tour for just $2.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming monthly Second Saturday events: Bountiful Blessings – Recorder Music Lessons (November); Holiday Celebrations with White Elephant gift exchange (December); Happy 50th Birthday Wheat Ridge (January 2019).

We have added Fourth Saturday Project Days to our schedule to encourage members of the public and our society members to help tackle some projects around the Historical Park and Baugh House. Even in the winter there are indoor projects to be tackled. This will be a monthly event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at either or both locations – check our website for updates on this community service. Snacks will be provided and history will be discussed at these Project Day events, scheduled for Dec. 22, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23.

Our October Society meeting will be on the second Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Red Brick Museum building. We will have snacks and a brief historic talk at the start of the meeting. New members are encouraged to join us at these fun and informative monthly evening meetings.

Our website is WheatRidgeHistoricalSociety.org. You can email us at WRHistorical@gmail.com. Or visit us on Facebook: The Wheat Ridge Historical Society.