Upcoming Events

9:00 am Annual Garden Tour
Annual Garden Tour
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Visit unique gardens throughout Arvada in early spring, when they are at their finest! Details to be announced.
11:00 am Victorian Lawn Party – Tea @ McIlvoy House
Victorian Lawn Party – Tea @ McIlvoy House
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy tea in Clemency McIlvoy’s Victorian Garden, adjacent to the historic McIlvoy House.  Make your reservations now for one of the finest teas offered in the Denver Metro area.  Not only is this tea in an historic setting, but the

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