Upcoming Events

Feb
2
Sat
11:00 am Chocolate Affair at historic McI... @ McIlvoy House
Chocolate Affair at historic McI... @ McIlvoy House
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit historic McIlvoy House for Chocolate and Arvada history!  Here you will find Chocolate Vendors displaying their wares and offering a taste, with all proceeds benefiting Ralston House, an organization that helps children deal with family traumas You can also find
Feb
9
Sat
11:00 am Valentine’s Tea – SOLD OUT, “wai... @ McIlvoy House
Valentine’s Tea – SOLD OUT, “wai... @ McIlvoy House
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our annual Valentine’s tea is SOLD OUT.  We do have a growing “wait list”, in case reservations are canceled. Consider signing up now for our Mother’s Day Tea on May 11, 2019.  Our teas are often booked months in advance. 
May
11
Sat
11:00 am Mother’s Day Tea @ McIlvoy House
Mother’s Day Tea @ McIlvoy House
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy delicious food and entertainment in the cozy parlor of historic McIlvoy House. Please call 303-431-1261 for reservations.  This event is often sold out early, so make your reservations early.

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

Archives

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