Victorian Lawn Party – Tea in the Garden

When: August 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002, USA

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.  Payment is due no later than 10 days prior to the event. Cost:  $25 per

Arvada Historical Society – 45th Annual Meeting

When: August 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Where: Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003, USA

Join us in celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Arvada Historical Society at our Annual Meeting of the membership.  This annual breakfast will be followed by a brief business meeting to elect officers and Board members, followed by a speaker

Annual Reunion Picnic

When: August 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Memorial Park Pavilion, 8001 W 59th Ave, Arvada, CO 80004, USA

Join us for the Annual Reunion Picnic.  Bring your own picnic lunch – we supply water and lemonade.  Meet old friends and make new ones as you mingle with fellow citizens – ranging from “oldtimers” (born & raised in Arvada)


City Government Arvada Chamber of Commerce Historic Olde Town Arvada Arvada Center Arvada Visitors Center Jefferson County Government Historical Commission Jeffco Public Library Jefferson County Placenames Jefferson County Genealogical Society Jefferson County COGenWeb Historically Jeffco State of Colorado History Colorado

Arvada Flour Mill

Eugene Emory Benjamin built the Arvada Flour Mills in 1925, Mrs. V.B. McCashen named the flour produced there “Arva-Pride.” The building remains in 1994 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, April 24, 1975 (5JF.181). It was

McIlvoy House

McIlvoy House was named for Dennis D. McIlvoy, who built the house in 1897. The house was deeded to the City of Arvada in 1919 by Mrs. Clemancy McIlvoy, including a codicil stating that the house shall be known as


We have a great selection of places to see in Arvada, and we recommend, in order to get a better understanding of Arvada’s history, that you visit all of them when you get the chance. All hold different aspects of

Renting Our Facilities

McIlvoy House The McIlvoy House is available for rent – 40 people max. Classes – $25 Events for 1-25 people – $50 Events for 26-40 people – $75 A $50 refundable deposit is due upon rental. Please call 303-431-1261 for

Donate Archival Materials

The Arvada Historical Society Marcetta Lutz Library & Archives serves as a central resource for those seeking to learn about the history of the city. We collect inactive, historically significant records from all aspects regarding the origin and growth of


The Historical Society receives a variety of donations that are accepted and used in different ways and for different purposes. Throughout the years we have been reviewing and accepting donations for the Archives and Museum. As of 2006, we have