- About UsThe Erie Historical Society was founded in 1984 to preserve Erie, Colorado’s history. We honor those hard working pioneers who mined the coal, worked the fields and ran the railroads, as well as the pioneer women who raised the families and educated the children. The Erie Historical Society: CELEBRATES Erie’s history with events like Erie Biscuit Day which held each fall, honoring a similar event held by 19th century residents to welcome the fall and celebrate the workers’ return to the mines. EDUCATES through projects like the Wise Homestead Museum, to commemorate early homesteaders and through partnerships with community members. Historic talks by local historians and lecturers provide a glimpse back in time and reveal remarkable stories about the people who settled in our region of Colorado. PRESERVES the area’s rich history through projects like the Wise Homestead Museum, at 11611 Jasper Road. The two-story Western Victorian farmhouse was built by Erie settler O.E. Wise in 1870 and has been restored by local and state Historical Societies. The Wise Homestead Museum is currently open Saturday ( May through October ) from 10am to 2pm or year-round by appointment. To schedule a visit please call 303-828-4568. Statement of Purpose The purpose…
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- Wise Homestead MuseumWise Homestead Museum is now open Saturday’s 10am to 2pm The Wise Homestead dates back to 1869, when Oliver Wise, his wife Adaline (Ada), and their three children came across the plains from Wisconsin to settle in Colorado. Oliver built a small log cabin and began to farm the land. In 1870, he was granted a U.S. Homestead Patent on the property, and began building a permanent farmhouse. The family farmhouse can be described as a Western Victorian, and is now one of the oldest frame houses in Boulder county. The original house had a kitchen, pantry and three bedrooms (two upstairs). To alleviate Ada’s asthma symptoms, Oliver filled the outside walls with mud to insulate the house. Sarah Wise, great-granddaughter of Oliver Wise and longtime Erie resident, became involved in the Erie Historical Society in the early 1990?s. It had been her dream for many years to honor her family’s heritage by turning the house into a museum. With Sarah’s help, the Erie Historical Society received a grant from the Colorado Historical Society for the restoration of the original farmhouse’s exterior. Eventually the restoration of the…
- Erie Biscuit Day8th Annual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society When and Where Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 18th, 2010 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for the 8th annual Erie Biscuit Day. We will be holding the festivities in Historic Downtown Erie, CO on Briggs Street. The day will feature Biscuits and Gravy, Homemade Stew, Live music, cake walk, raffle drawing, craft booths, historic photos and more. Sponsors, Vendors and Volunteers We are now actively seeking sponsors of this great event. If you or your business is interested please let us know. Call Sarah Wise at 303-828-4561 or email us at email@example.com Have a great craft to show off or want to reach local people from in and around Erie, CO? We have a limited number of booths available during Erie Biscuit Day. Call Sarah Wise at 303-828-4561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information a booth. Want to get involved in this year’s Biscuit Day? How about volunteering your time or services? We are always looking to meet new friends interested in local Erie history. Call Sarah Wise at 303-828-4561 or email email@example.com for opportunities to volunteer. 2009…
- MembershipAny person interested in the history of Erie, Colorado may become a member. Active membership categories are: Individual Family Business/Institutional Members are entitled to vote at regular, special or annual meetings, and are eligible to serve on the board of directors. Members are entitled to a variety of benefits, such as discounts on books, research materials, and fees, invitations to members-only events, discounts on programs and workshops. Membership is tax deductible to the extent that contributions to 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations are allowed.
- Contact UsErie Historical Society – Wise Homestead Museum 11611 Jasper Road, Erie,CO 80516 Telephone: 303.828.4561
After World War I, the veterans’ group, the American Legion, came up with the idea of beautifying Arapahoe as a “Road of Remembrance,” complete with a stone gateway.
Join us for a slide presentation exploring the recent history of climbing Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks for sport, June 17 at 7:00pm
Erie Community Library. Writer and Colorado naitive Mark Scott-Nash will share some of the dangerous consequences of this popular activity.
On May 13th, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Erie Community Library, Jason Midyette, president of the Boulder County Railway Historical Society, presented a slide show and talk about the Historic Railways of Erie. Below is the live video of that discussion.
Historic Railroads of Erie Join us for an exciting trip back in time, when trains ran in out of Erie transporting coal. Expert Jason Midyette, president of the Boulder County Railway Historical Society, will present a slid show about historic railroads of the Erie area. May 13 at 7:00pm Erie Community Library 400 Powers Street, Erie 720-685-5224 www.mylibrary.us Local History …
Wise Homestead Museum Period of Significance is from 1872 – 1920. The museum needs your help. We are looking for the following items for the Wise Museum. Please contact Sarah or Alan Wise at 303-828-4561 to help or if you have any additional questions. Boy’s Room – Upstairs Washstand. Wash Bowl and Pitcher/Set – Prefer Graniteware or Plain White Ironstone. …
Join us for the final event in our series. Who was Jane Doe? Historian Silvia Pettem will share highlights from her fascinating 10-year pursuit to resolve a 1954 Boulder County cold case homicide.
Join the Erie Historical Preservation Commission this Saturday at 2:00 pm for the first ever Erie Historic Fair at the Erie Community Center.
Erie Historical Society would like to thank everyone that participated and attended the Erie Biscuit Day Saturday, Sept. 19th!
Check out these great cakes by Intricate Icings and Indulge Bakery that were given away during the Cake Walk at Erie Biscuit Day.
Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 19th, 2009 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for the 7th annual Erie Biscuit Day. We will be holding the festivities in Historic Downtown Erie, CO on Briggs Street.