Mark your calendar for events at Cedaredge's historic Pioneer Town.
The Night on the Town event is set for Saturday, June 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.
How many people does it take to erect a wind machine at Cedaredge's premier historic village?
It's not a trick question.
The much-anticipated opening of Pioneer Town is Saturday, May 26. As in the past, opening day is known as Heritage Day, with special events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cowboys -- some carrying guns and others guitars -- will be roaming the historical village.
A new addition to the grounds of the Sutherland Indian Museum at Cedaredge's Pioneer Town is a replicated Native American tipi. Helping assemble the tipi last month were Doris McGuire of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society board, her son Philip McGuire, and Randy Fisher and his son John.
The roots of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society stretch back 42 years to the Colorado centennial and U.S. bicentennial celebrations of 1976. Building on the momentum of that statewide and national celebration, concerned citizens began an effort to establish an historical society and museum to preserve local history which was falling into disrepair and being auctioned off or sold at garage sales.
Consider joining the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
• April 30-May 4 -- Clean-up Days. Help get Pioneer Town ready for visitors. Call 970-856-7554 to leave your name and number.
The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society will present another of its popular silent movie nights on Thursday, Feb. 22. The program features vintage cartoons plus two short Buster Keaton comedies (The Blacksmith and The Electric House).
The weather turned out beautiful for the AppleFest Car Show last Saturday and the sunny skies brought out a lot of car lovers and their favorite projects,
There were 118 entrants in this year's event and beautiful examples of the auto rebuilder's craft were on display from Arvada, Craig, points in between, and from the region as well.
Volunteers at Pioneer Town are getting ready for a cool, fun filled community summer break this weekend. The annual community ice cream social will be held at the Stolte Shed on Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pioneer Town in Cedaredge has chosen Linda Pierce as Volunteer of the Month of June.
Pioneer Town is the Historical Society's museum praised by many as one of the best museums in the area.
Volunteers at Pioneer Town are getting ready for a cool, fun filled community summer break this month.
Surface Creek Valley's annual community Ice Cream Social will be held at the Stolte Shed on Saturday, July 29.
The annual Night on the Town at Pioneer Town has become the community's mid-summer event of choice, and the 2017 edition gave everyone something special to enjoy.
With the rescheduling of the traditional July youth rodeo to earlier in the year, and with a parade-and-park event unable to take its place on the calendar, Night on the Town hosted by Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and Pioneer Town Volunteers last Saturday, June 24, provided the perfect summer outing for families.
No matter whether you are a home body or a local social function fan, this Saturday, June 24, is the date you want to mark on the calendar for gettin' up and gettin' out to one of the most easy goin' fun events of the year in Surface Creek Valley.
Pioneer Town's Heritage Day on Saturday, May 27, marked the official beginning of the summer season in Surface Creek Valley.
There was a big turnout of local history and pioneer heritage fans who enjoyed mild weather and sunshine.
This coming Saturday, May 27, is one of Surface Creek Valley's biggest celebrations of its proud history and of its rugged and visionary pioneer founders -- Heritage Day at Pioneer Town.
The day of special events also marks the official season opening of Pioneer Town.
A new Cedaredge Little Free Library is located on the porch of the Stolte Shed. It was officially dedicated last week during the annual Senior Tea for graduating CHS senior young women, an event hosted by the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club.
Pioneer Town volunteers and members of Surface Creek Valley Historical Society began a season of community activities and events on a nice weather Sunday hosting the annual soup supper.
Event coordinator Olie Mowers said that it was more than members and volunteers who helped in donating over 15 soups and baked good treats that accompanied them; friends of Pioneer Town and the Society contributed also.
Pioneer Town's Stolte Shed displayed its versatility as a community venue when last weekend it served as a local movie theater for audiences that turned out to enjoy some old-style good times.
Two screenings of the Harold Lloyd silent film comedy classic "Safety Last" on Saturday and Sunday also opened up new possibilities for service to Surface Creek Historical Society members and to the local public.
The first of Pioneer Town's summer series for kids, Parties on the Porch, took place with a good turnout on June 28 to hear Rhoda Ziegler give a reading from "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The weekly parties (also being called "Tuesdays on the Porch") are planned to take place weekly through most of the summer, beginning with the readings from Wilder's book.
The annual Night on the Town last Saturday was a big event for the community as volunteers of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society opened the doors to the Pioneer Town complex for everyone to enjoy.
There were some new activities and attractions for SCVHS guests this year as event coordinator Doris McGuire added kids' games and food offerings.
A summer series of Parties on the Porch is being presented for kids of all ages. The first debuted June 28, and continues on Tuesdays in July on the front porch of Pioneer Town's Visitor Center.
"Night on the Town" hosted by Surface Creek Valley Historical Society volunteers and friends is an event intended for families. The feeling of the event was like a big family picnic as everyone strolled, looked around, visited and enjoyed the activities as the evening progressed.
The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and its volunteers invite the entire community to one of the grandest social events of the season on Saturday, June 25. The Night on the Town is set for this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A summer series of Parties on the Porch is being presented for kids of all ages, beginning June 28 at Pioneer Town's Visitor Center on the front porch.
The first Party on the Porch is at 1 p.m., featuring a half-hour reading from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie."
Classes in blacksmithing will begin on Monday, June 20, at the Pioneer Town Blacksmith Shop in Cedaredge.
Classes will be conducted by Pioneer Town's in-house blacksmith Paul Michaels, assisted by apprentice Ella Kelly. The classes are restricted to participation by women only.
Though actual numbers of the many visitors who attended Pioneer Town's opening on May 28 weren't available from event organizers, one of them told the DCI that "a record number" of visitors passed through the Visitor Center for the day.
Volunteers of the Surface Creek Valley Historical society organized over 20 special demonstrations and activities for their opening-day guests last weekend.
This Saturday is the biggest community event of the year for the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society as it celebrates the season opening of Pioneer Town -- Heritage Day.
This year the Byways Welcome Center will be joining Pioneer Town's two community events venues -- Chapel of the Cross and The Stolte Shed -- as a focus of community activity and events held regularly through the summer months.
The official season opening of the valley's community gathering place, events center, and tourism and economic development showcase -- Pioneer Town -- is coming this Saturday with main events taking place throughout the 25-building complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day's activities will get off right with a VFW pancake breakfast in the Stolte Shed beginning at 7 a.m.
The Pioneer Town arboretum is getting a high tech upgrade that will make it an even more useful resource for area landscapers and homeowners, as well as for curious arbor adorers.
Bringing accumulated knowledge from careers devoted to trees, volunteers Nick Greear and Ron Romatzke have identified, researched, cataloged, labeled and mapped all of the trees in the Charlie Baker Memorial Arboretum at Pioneer Town, as well as the other trees currently growing at the Pioneer Town complex.
Volunteers have been busy at Pioneer Town this week helping with the annual Clean Up Days in preparation of the May 28 season opening of one of the valley's premier tourist attractions and economic development enterprises.
You don't have to be a tourist to visit and enjoy what Pioneer Town has to offer. Pioneer Town offers a lot for local residents who may want to just stop in during the season for a chat with friendly volunteers or to browse and shop the expanding gift shop.
The Surface Creek Historical Society and Pioneer Town volunteers hosted their annual Soup Supper fundraiser at the Stolte Shed on March 13.
The Sunday brunch was the perfect event on a spring-like day for an after-church meal, and lots of people turned out for it.
The Pioneer Town soup supper fundraiser is coming to the Stolte Shed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, an annual event that boosts the local community in many ways.
This is one of the important fundraisers during the year that helps support Pioneer Town -- a grass roots enterprise that makes its way by the dedication of a local volunteer corps; by programs and services it offers the community; and especially by the support from its community friends without whom Pioneer Town would not exist, because it does not rely on government support.
The annual Pioneer Town car show brought another turnout of fine automotive projects and antique tractor restorations this year.
This was also the first year that the AppleFest motorcycle display joined the Pioneer Town exhibit, bringing even more motor admiring variety to one location.
The volunteers at Pioneer Town put the community's best foot forward and served as perfect hosts to a group of car club members on their fall color tour last week.
This area's scenic vistas are being discovered by an increasing number of tour groups driving in their specialty cars or riding their thundering motorcycles across the Grand Mesa.
The newest exhibit at Pioneer Town has been set up in the western silo. Marilyn Boyd and her daughter brought in a glass case and have displayed a collection of memorabilia from the boathouse that once stood at Barren Lake on Grand Mesa.
There was a great turnout for the Ice Cream Social that was held Saturday, July 25, at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge. Estimates of the number of participants to the annual fundraising event was between 280 and 300.
Pioneer Town's Night on the Town on Saturday, June 20, was a roaring success in spite of the warm temperatures. More than 300 visitors of all ages enjoyed a great summer evening. Switching the event to a Saturday seemed to resonate well with all, especially the younger families.
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