Upcoming Events

11:00 am Holiday Open House @ McIlvoy House
Holiday Open House @ McIlvoy House
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Holiday Open House @ McIlvoy House
Join us for Holiday cheer at our home – historic McIlvoy House.  Renew friendships and make new ones as we celebrate the season.  Light refreshments will be served.

Arvada Folklore

Our float in 2017 Harvest Festival Parade illustrates three local legends:  The Hackberry Tree, Mrs. Benjamin’s Gold Nugget, and Big Chief Rain-in-the-Face.  Below is the full story behind each of these local legends. Legends of the Hackberry Tree When the


Here at the Arvada Historical Society’s Marcetta Lutz Library & Archives, we have plenty of materials to use in your research. Everything from newspaper to photos, bios to files, and so much more. We will, over the coming weeks, begin