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Winter Heritage Day at Walker Ranch Homestead

 01/28/2024  |  01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Walker Ranch Homestead  |  Registration Required

Cultural History

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the past with this immersive historical event that will transport you back to the late 1800s. As you wander through the picturesque and wintry landscape of the Walker Ranch Homestead, you'll encounter friendly costumed volunteers who bring the European settler history of the ranch to life. Engage in conversations with these knowledgeable guides as they demonstrate the daily tasks and traditions of the era. But the adventure doesn't stop there! You will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and actively participate! Forge a deeper connection to the past through hands-on learning as you engage in activities that were once an integral part of ranch life. And for the young and young-at-heart, immerse yourselves in the joy of playing historical games, an entertaining way to experience the past together. Guided tours will take place at 1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. Activities include the following: Blacksmith Demonstrations Log House Cooking Crafts Old Fashioned Games One Room Schoolhouse Demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Storytime Please note that activities are subject to change based on volunteer availability. Registration not required; you may register to receive updates in case of inclement weather or cancelation. Be prepared for cold, windy weather and to walk in snow. For the enjoyment and safety of all attendees, bikes and pets are not allowed at the homestead. Walker Ranch Homestead, 7701 Flagstaff Mountain Road, approximately 7 miles west of Boulder. For more information, please call 303-776-8848 or email [email protected].

Registration is required for this activity.

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Sheryl Kippen
(303) 579-0405

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Amos Z - Walker Ranch Homestead

I was raised in Boulder, leaving for a few years after high school for the usual stuff: college, bumming around, working at this and that. Came back to Boulder and eventually started my own little welding and blacksmithing business, building railings and gates all around the greater Boulder area, and repairing and/or fabricating any number of improbable contraptions. In 2020 I retired, and am now a man of leisure, enjoying the mountains and prairie with my wife. No pets, no kids.

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Erin A - Walker Ranch Homestead

Outdoor Education Instructor at Cottonwood Institute Program Instructor at the Longmont Museum developing hands on programs in history, art, crafts and survival skills

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ErinLiam A - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Supervisor of Education & Outreach at Boulder County Parks & Open Space. I have over 20 years of experience in outdoor and environmental education. My passions include working with volunteers, mentoring early career naturalists, and supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the outdoors.

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Jasmine S - Walker Ranch Homestead

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JasmineAuden S - Walker Ranch Homestead

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JasmineAvery S - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Jill I - Walker Ranch Homestead

Boulder has been home for over 20 years. I live in the mountains near Walker Ranch, where I also volunteer. Originally from NY, I ran a creative writing school there, but moved here because of my love of nature and mountain air. Learning about the natural world, history, and about healing modalities for people and earth have always been passions. I also write, am a mom, practice yoga and other energy work, and play harmonium. I love sharing info and connecting people with the awe of nature.

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John C - Walker Ranch Homestead

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JohnJack C - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Kathleen K - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Laurie B - Walker Ranch Homestead

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LeanneJohnJosie C - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Patrick R - Walker Ranch Homestead

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PatTracyBailey R - Walker Ranch Homestead

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PatTracyKeara R - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Sheryl K - STAFF

I’m a Colorado native; I grew up in Golden and moved to Greeley to attend UNC. I earned my undergraduate and MA degrees in history. That led me to museums, where I’ve worked for over 20 years. As of December of 2010 I’m excited to have Boulder County Parks and Open Space as my workplace. There’s fun, constant learning, and variety in being the Cultural History Program Coordinator; I get to work with amazing and talented colleagues and volunteers as we share the history of the area.

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Susan S - Walker Ranch Homestead

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SusanEllen C - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Tera G - Walker Ranch Homestead

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TeraKael G - Walker Ranch Homestead

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Tracy R - Walker Ranch Homestead

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William R - Walker Ranch Homestead