Enjoy wandering through seven beautiful Arvada gardens at the Annual Garden Tour.
Begin the tour at the Arvada Center to purchase or pick up your tickets as early as 9:00am and receive a map for the self-guided tour directing you to the gardens. Visit the gardens in any order you please and as many as you like before 1:00 p.m. Resident gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
Fun, decorated birdhouses will be available for sale at one of the gardens, as in past years.
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please be aware that strollers and pets are not allowed in the gardens.
Cost is $15 per person, cash only on the day of the event, or purchase tickets online here. Proceeds will be used by the Historical Society to preserve Arvada’s rich history and make it accessible to the public.
For further information contact Mary Jo Giddings, 303-421-2032.
You can find a .PDF version of the flyer here.
For tickets purchased online here, please bring your receipt to the Arvada Center to receive the map and directions to the gardens.
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 on some aspect of historical interest in Colorado. The speaker will be determined soon and posted here.
The meeting will be held in the Arvada History Museum, established and the collection owned by the Arvada Historical Society. The Arvada Center exists largely through the efforts of our founder, Lois Lindstrom Kennedy, who founded the Arvada Historical Society in 1972.
Past speakers have included “David Moffat”, a re-enactor describing the life and times of the man who dreamed of a railroad tunnel through the Rockies, which today carries both railroad traffic and water through the Moffat Tunnel. We have also enjoyed a presentation on the historic Kimbrough House at Grandview and Carr by the current owner, John Marriott.
Cost: to be determined, typically reasonable and about market price for breakfast.
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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) to recent arrivals.
All high schools are welcomed to hold a reunion event at the picnic – just bring your own tents and tables.
The pavilion is located just north of Arvada City Hall, and ample parking is available.
For more information, contact the Arvada Historical Society at 303-431-1261.
Our tour this year will highlight veterans of World War I, in recognition of the United States entry into the war in 1917.
The life and times of a few of these veterans will be revealed by presenters at each gravesite. At least 52 WW I veterans are buried at the Arvada Cemetery, and many returned from war to make significant contributions to their home town.
Our tour guides will share the history of the Arvada Cemetery as they lead you to the highlighted gravesites. Along the way, learn about Arvada notables buried here, including the first burial – Baby Beeman in 1862 – and Arvada’s founder, Benjamin F. Wadsworth.
Refreshments and water provided at no charge.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
The first guided tour begins at noon, with additional groups starting every 30 minutes thereafter. The last tour will begin at 2:30 pm. Each tour lasts a little over an hour.
Cost: $8 per person, children under age 6 are free.