- 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
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.
Join us for the third evening of Local History Series 2009, presented by Erie Community Library and the Erie Historical Society. We will be informed and entertained by award-winning Colorado history professor and author Tom Noel, also known as “Dr. Colorado.” Dr. Colorado is an expert on Colorado history and will present an engaging slide show about landmarks in the Erie area.
We have been busy working on the landscaping at the Erie-Wise Homestead Museum. This past weekend we planted some liliac bushes and 5 new trees around the museum.
The Spirit of Flight Center is a non-profit air museum dedicated to honoring veteran and educating the general public on aviation and aviation history.
Wise Homestead Museum is a rural home built during the 1800′s. Located 2 miles from downtown Erie and 1 mile east of 287.
Erie United Methodist Church in Erie, CO is hosting the 2009 Erie Community Garage Sale on Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 8:00am to 12:00 noon at there Erie United Methodist Church.
This class will introduce participants to database resources such as HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library and other online resources. Guest instructor Margaret Langley, librarian and genealogy expert, will lead the session. Register: Call 720-685-5224 or online at http://www.mylibrary.us Online Genealogy Basics Thursday, May 21, 1-2:30 Erie Community Library 400 Powers Street Erie, CO 80516
A group of twenty-four gathered in the Living Room at Erie Community Library for a visit from Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Historian Richard Marold arrived in a period wheelchair, sporting a bow tie and vintage FDR campaign button on his lapel. We learned about some of the New Deal projects in Colorado including as Red Rocks Amphitheater. There were many questions …
The Erie-Wise Homestead Museum is now open every Saturday 10am to 2pm. Stop by we look forward to seeing you. The museum is also available by appointment. Please call Sarah Wise to set up a day and time. 303.828.4561
Erie Historical Society and the Erie Community Library are hosting entertaining and informative programs that take us back in time and reveal remarkable stories about the people who settled in our region of Colorado. FDR and the New Deal in Colorado with historian and re-enactor Richard Marold Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 at the Erie Community Library About the events: …