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Monday, 03 July 2017

Summer is upon us, time for picnics in the park with free music on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm at Anderson Park. This will get you in the mood to enjoy free music with us at our Heritage Day celebration  on August 12th. So save the date for old time music, lunch, root beer floats, tours of the Baugh house and Historic park plus a Victorian Quilt show on August 12, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.  

This month our SECOND SATURDAY event will also be at the Baugh house on July 8, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. This month we have some members bringing plants for people to take with them, extra starters that need a home so stop by and pick some up! (Donations accepted)  We will have tours of the Baugh house and historic talks while rocking in the chairs of this unique historic sight. 

Our Historic Society meeting will be the SECOND TUESDAY July 11, 2017 at  7 pm in the Red Brick house at the Historic Park 4610 Robb St. We will be finalizing plans for the Heritage Day and volunteers will be needed so plan to attend if you can.  

The Wheat Ridge Historic Park 4610 Robb St. is open Tuesday thru Friday's from 10 am to 3 pm where you can see all of the historic buildings with a tour for only $2. per person (cash or check please!) It is amazing what you can learn there! Claudia Callas is an amazing historian who recently taught me how to make a small basket using Wild honeysuckle, also known as woodbine,( I always called it bine weed and it is the monster in my garden and yard). I never thought woodbine had any purpose other than frustration! What a fun thing to learn while chatting about Wheat Ridge history. 

Claudia also told me about John Zengeler, 71 years old, a valued member of the Wheat Ridge Historical Society for many years who died Friday June 9, 2017. Overcome with depression about health issues John sought peace in death. He will be missed and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

The White Family also suffered a loss recently. My beloved brother Paul "White" Bradford of Portland Oregon passed away on Saturday July 1st. His unexpected loss is still stunning to our family and I am still trying to process his death. His ashes will be spread later at our family cemetery at the homestead in Moffat county. My wish is that each of you who read this take time to hug a family member in his honor.

Life is a funny thing you never know what is around the corner so take time to enjoy your family and friends. A great way to do that is with sharing history. When you talk about the olden days let your family know what you want to do with some of your personal items, it is hard for families to know your wishes if you do not let them know.  Remember, Antique items, old Wheat Ridge Area photographs, year books and other memorabilia can be preserved for the future by donating them to the Historic Society.   

As always I look forward to seeing you at our future events,

Janet "White" Bradford  



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