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Wheat Ridge Historical

By Janet “White” Bradford

Before there were movies and television, neighbors would get together at the holiday season to sing carols while enjoying snacks and visiting. The ladies would package their favorite cookies by the dozen to trade with friends to allow a variety of flavors for the season. So bring your singing voice and packaged cookies to exchange with your neighbor’s at the Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s Annual Holiday celebration. Our December Second Saturday Event will be Dec. 8 at the Historic Baugh House at 44th & Robb St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The White Elephant gift exchange, at 1 p.m., is always a hit with fun and funny items being exchanged. Bring a wrapped gift to participate.

Put on your holiday finery or dress in your pioneer clothing from the 1890s to 1930s (jeans and coveralls are also acceptable). Participants may find their picture on our Facebook page, “The Wheat Ridge Historical Society”. Please share your event pictures with us as well!

Stop by the Historical Park at 4610 Robb St. to chat with members of the Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle as they work on quilts and other crafts on the fourth Wednesday of the month between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $2.

Our new Knit/Crochet Group will also meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m.! Cost is $2.

Also for just $2, you can get a tour of The Historical Park when it is open Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. With five buildings to tour and many historic items to explore this is a great bargain!

Our Fourth Saturday Project Day is when we tackle projects around the Historical Park and Baugh House. There are indoor and outdoor projects to be done! So come by for 30 minutes or an hour or two, all help is greatly appreciated. This is a monthly event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at either or both locations check our Facebook page for updates on this community service. Snacks provided and history is discussed at these Project Day events, scheduled for Dec. 22, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23.                        

Our December Society meeting will be on the second Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Red Brick Museum. We have snacks with 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 upcoming monthly Second Saturday Events include Happy 50th Birthday WR (January 2019), Sweethearts & Craft Arts (February 2019) and Purple & Green Party (March 2019).

Visit www.wheatridgehistoricalsociety.org for more information.