Collections at museums often represent snapshots from different places and different people. To find a collection of historical artifacts from one family is rare. To find them at the farm where the family lived for more than 100 years is even rarer. This is what makes Timberlane Farm Museum in Loveland, Colorado so special. The farm has been in the same family since 1860, when Judge W.B. Osborn and his
While in Cripple Creek I was incarcerated and lost some money, but I’d still go back. We arrived in Cripple Creek on a cloudy Friday afternoon. I had been invited to be a guest at the brand new Rush Casino, formerly the Gold Rush. The building had been shuttered for three years before the new owners bought it, renovated the place and opened in August 2012. I had never been
It seems rather appropriate for the Mayor of a place called HeidiTown to have a connection to the German Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter. Full disclosure: This organization has been advertising their events with HeidiTown for a while now and it’s a match made in heaven. This organization puts together well-organized and top-notch events that I am more than happy to slap my endorsement on. Their Biergarten Festival is
This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM is full of history and culture. Think you can handle that? Have you ever wanted to party like a Italian in AD 79? Well, find out when and where you can. Wondering about the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery? Find out the schedule for the opening of this state-of-the-art facility. Are you a bird lover like me? Find out where you
It’s time for another dinner theater review and this time I went back to Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown, Colorado for “Oklahoma!” I’ve been going to theater since I was just a little girl, but I had never seen a production of this famous play until last week. Today, “Oklahoma!” is considered a wholesome family musical and is often performed at high schools and even middle schools, so it’s difficult
I had an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the new History Colorado museum in Denver this week, and I am so excited to share this blog post with you. I grew up visiting museums, and I really love them, so I’m not completely unbiased when it comes to writing about museums. However, the fact that I have toured so many makes me a pseudo museum expert, and most
It’s that time again, time for another installment of HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM, a community radio station in Fort Collins, Colorado. Each week I share stuff to do around Colorado with the listeners of KRFC and then I upload the transcript and the audio to the blog. So if you missed it, or you need web information, you can easily find it here. You can read the transcript below
It’s true that kids run and play in South Park, and the occasional burro can be seen trotting through town. It is also true that South Park is located in the Colorado Rockies. However, it’s probably not the town that that’s popped into to your mind. Find out more about the real South Park City in my new post by clicking here.
s In the first installment in The Mayor Visits a Museum series, the Mayor travels to the charming town of Berthoud, Colorado, where she takes a guided tour of The Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum. Find out more by reading the article here.
Looking for something scary to do this weekend? Take a new look at Fort Collins, Colorado by taking a Terror Tour of Old Town. We took this tour last night and even though we are very familiar with Fort Collins, it was as if we were visiting a new town. This walking tour takes approximately 60 minutes and covers about a mile and a half of old town