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Written by Claudia Worth   
Friday, 26 May 2017

The season of afternoon thundershowers is upon us as we enter the summer season here in Wheat Ridge. The farmers almanac says it may be a stormy summer this year so enjoy those nice mornings!!! The reason I mention the weather is because it is time to plant the garden now that we are sure there will be no more frosts. At the Historic Park we have a small garden area between the "Soddy" and the Implement Shed. If you are interested in tending this small plot this summer let our Museum hostess Jane know by calling 303-421-9111 Tues - Friday 10 am to 3 pm. Keep in mind this is public land so no private profit can be gained from the produce but your family and friends can enjoy your efforts. There are food banks who would love fresh produce for those in need as well.  Back in the day it was a necessity to have a garden, now gardening can be a rewarding hobby.

A good time was had by all who attended our May Festival this year.The last two surviving members of the White Family (Nancy and Elsie) were here for the dedication of a memorial tree for their sister Barbara Bright. Many White family cousins enjoyed visiting and learning more about our family history here at the Historic Park. Since we were unable to get an appraiser for the May Festival we had a small plant sale instead. We hope to expand on this theme for next years event.  The new "carport tent" was a hit with the musicians as they were able to enjoy the day without too much sun. The musicians were wonderful as always. If you have never heard someone play a saw, you have to see the talented musician who graces us with this magical talent!!!  The Heritage Day event at the Baugh House will be Saturday August 12, 2017 10 am to 4 pm with the Golden Strings band once again delighting us with their songs. Come sing along!!! 

Sometimes historic items are found in strange places... take the case of the "Granite Tombstones". Recently there were two red granite tombstones found on the Wheat Ridge greenbelt. No one knows where they came from but they do have names and dates on them. the names are as follows: Martin L. Brozovich 1894-1957 and Myrtle A. Harvey August 11,1883 - August 24, 1964. so if you have any information about these please give our hostess a call at 303-421-9111. Tues to Friday 10 am to 3 pm or leave us a message or stop by the museum.   

Now instead of leaving historic items on the greenbelt remember you can bring antique items, old photographs, year books and other memorabilia to the Historic Park.  Wheat Ridge will soon be turning 50 years old so we are gathering information for a book that will be available thru the City of Wheat Ridge so if you have some information to share about our city or it's history please stop by or give us a call , we have email also This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Our Second Saturday event this month will be Open House and Tours at the Baugh House Saturday June 10th, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a great time to see the log cabin encapsulated within a Victorian 1900's house. We have several rocking chairs to relax in while doing knitting or crocheting, this is a good time to get advice from other crafters as well.

Our June Historic Society meeting will be a Potluck Picnic at 6-6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 730 p.m.  We will be discussing the final contract with the city, the budget and upcoming events so plan to attend, even if only to enjoy the great eats!!! 

The Wheat Ridge Quilt Circle will meet on June 28, 2017 from !0:30 am to 2:30 pm. We would like to thank Kari Liechti for the quilt she donated for the Baugh house. By the way The Heritage Day event includes a Quilt show where you can view this and other quilts donated to the society.  

As always I look forward to meeting you at our next meeting or event,

Janet "White" Bradford 

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