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Wheat Ridge Historical

By Janet “White” Bradford

Before there was a card section at the local stores most people made their holiday cards and gifts. The historians of The Wheat Ridge Historical Society will be celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early; we will be showing our visitors how to make old-fashioned handmade Valentine cards. Here is your chance to show your loved ones how much you care! Remember mom loves handmade gifts over store bought as they come from your heart!

Everyone is welcome to our Second Saturday event on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will make cards have snacks and give tours of the Baugh house at 44th Avenue and Robb Street. Enjoy craft demonstrations and sales, sing or play along with local musicians and learn more about our local history when you visit. The Historical Park will also be open for tours. Historical books and old time toys are available for purchase

The Wheat Ridge Historical Park, the hidden gem of our many parks is located at 4610 Robb St. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our tour guides bring to life the stories behind the historical buildings and artifacts from our agricultural heritage. The implement shed is now ready to be toured after our Project Day helpers have organized it! Thank you volunteers! Tours are only $2 per person. We offer group tours with advanced notice. Call 303-421-9111 for more information.

The Historical Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Museum. We have historical talks and snacks at the beginning of these fun informative meetings. All are welcome to join us to learn more about the Society and our upcoming events.

The Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $2. Bring a project and lunch if you want. All crafters welcome!

Our Knit/Crochet Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. All crafters are welcome to our new evening group. Cost is $2.

Fourth Saturday Project Day will be at either the Historical Park or at the Baugh House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor projects to be done while enjoying snacks and historical tidbits. Come by for 30 minutes or an hour or two – all help is greatly appreciated! Check our Facebook page for updates on this community service, which is open to all, Feb. 23, March 23 and April 27.

Upcoming Second Saturday events include Purple & Green Party (March) Earth Day Yard Sale (April), and May Pole Dance & Festival (May).

For more information email wrhistorical@gmail.com or check our website, www.wheatridgehistoricalsociety.org.