There are two great events coming up this month that are worth spreading the word about — a Vintage Baseball Game at the Bee Family Farm and a Class for Realtors that provides three continuing education credits.
Vintage Baseball Game
June 25th, Doors open at 10am. Base ball game starts at 1pm.
The Bee Family Farm will be holding their annual Vintage Base Ball Game. Veterans will be honored at the game and will receive free admission for the days activities.
Morning activities – 10:00 to 1:00
- There will be trolley/wagon rides around the farm.
- Children can milk a wooden cow, gather eggs, wash cloths on a scrub board, grind corn, throw irrigation tubes, and see farm animals.
- Tours will be given of the farm — including information not only of the history of the Bee family and their tie to the land, but also an overview of the agricultural history of Northern Colorado.
Afternoon activities – 1:00 Game time.
A team from the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association will play a local team from Wellington. The Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 and is dedicated to the preservation of the history of 19th Century base ball in Colorado. Their goal is to educate the public through “Matches” or living history performances. The outcome of the game is not as important as its educational and entertainment goals. Late 1800’s rules and uniforms are used as well as terms for the game. Players are ballists, a batter is the striker, pitches are hurlers, and spectators are cranks. The game will be played in the field at the Farm Museum.
Also, the Rocky Mountain High School Civil War Living History Group will give a presentation of a soldier’s life during the Civil War.
Come join the fun. Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch. There will be antique cars from the Poudre Valley Antique Car Club, and concessions by the Buckeye Buck’n Ears 4-H Club.
Museum Entrance Fees
$5 Seniors 60+
$3 Children 3-12
under 3 are free
Bring cash. The Bee Farm doesn’t currently take credit cards.
The local group, Protect Our Old Town Homes, is hosting a 3-credit class for local real estate agents on things to know when buying or selling a historic house. The class is being held on June 24th from 1 – 5pm and is free!
- An American Studies professor from the University of Wyoming will cover the architecture of houses in our historic neighborhoods, which neighborhoods are landmarked as historic and which contain houses that will need to go through the 50+ year old rules in the Land Use Code.
- Navigating the City’s permitting system, learning how to landmark a home, and taking advantage of the significant financial benefits of owning a landmarked property will all be covered by City staff.
- An Old Town home owner will talk about work that he’s done to his landmarked house and the financial assistance he received from the City and State for the work he’s done.
- And a local contractor that works primarily on landmarked properties will talk about some basic maintenance issues to be aware of with older homes.
If you are interested in taking this class, please RSVP Meg by June 22 with your name, address, and license number. Space is limited, so sign up sooner rather than later. Once the class is full, a wait list will be made for the next class that is held. (No date has been set yet for the next class.)