Upcoming Events

Sep
22
Sat
12:00 pm 2018 Annual Cemetery Tour – A Wa... @ Arvada Cemetery
2018 Annual Cemetery Tour – A Wa... @ Arvada Cemetery
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a unique and enlightening tour of Arvada’s three cemeteries. Explore Arvada’s legacy from our early settlers, especially the West family, who have strong links to both the Arvada Cemetery and the Ralston Cemetery. ** 12:00 noon. Gather
Nov
10
Sat
11:00 am Christmas Yard Sale – Donation Day @ McIlvoy House
Christmas Yard Sale – Donation Day @ McIlvoy House
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Donate your gently-used Christmas items to our Annual Yard Sale – a fundraiser to support our historic preservation efforts in Arvada.
Nov
12
Mon
3:00 pm Christmas Yard Sale – Donation Day @ McIlvoy House
Christmas Yard Sale – Donation Day @ McIlvoy House
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Donate your gently-used Christmas items to our Annual Yard Sale – a fundraiser to support our historic preservation efforts in Arvada.

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