Upcoming Events

May
12
Sat
11:00 am Mother’s Day Tea @ historic McIlvoy House
Mother’s Day Tea @ historic McIlvoy House
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our popular Mother’s Day Tea will soon be sold out – reserve your seat now! Reservations required and will be confirmed once payment is received no later than ten days before the event. Cost:  $25 per person.
Jun
23
Sat
9:00 am 8th Annual Garden Tour @ Arvada Center
8th Annual Garden Tour @ Arvada Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
8th Annual Garden Tour @ Arvada Center | Arvada | Colorado | United States
Enjoy wandering through seven beautiful Arvada gardens at the Annual Garden Tour. Tickets available the day of the event, including a map for the self-guided tour directing you to the gardens. Visit the gardens in any order you please and
Aug
4
Sat
11:00 am Victorian Lawn Party – Tea in th... @ historic McIlvoy House
Victorian Lawn Party – Tea in th... @ historic McIlvoy House
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy tea and a delightful light lunch, accompanied by chamber music, at our annual Victorian Garden Party. Advance reservations are required since seating is limited.  Reservations will be confirmed after payment is received – no later than 10 days prior

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