Cultivating Victory: The Women's Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement  Book Signing with Dr. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Cultivating Victory: The Women's Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement Book Signing with Dr. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant

Come meet author and professor of history and women’s studies Dr. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant. She will be speaking about her book, Cultivating Victory: The Women’s Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement.

Listen to Dr. Gowdy-Wygant talk on NPR about the Women’s Land Army aspect of her book. https://www.wnpr.org/post/women-who-served-americas-fields

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Lessons in Wild Foraging
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Lessons in Wild Foraging

Join us for our morning session with Trent and Kristen Blizzard, of Modern Forager to learn to find choice edible mushrooms in Colorado's high country: Porcinis, Chanterelles, Morels & more. Stick around for our afternoon session to learn from Erica Marciniec, Wild Food Girl about cooking with dandelions!

Limited space is available so RSVP at 970-319-3711 to reserve your spot. The full day of lessons and lunch is $12.

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'Storical Steampunk Shindig
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

'Storical Steampunk Shindig

For the first time ever the Silt Historical Park is throwing a 'Storical Steampunk Shindig!

For those that don’t know what Steampunk is it is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. So we thought, what a perfect event for a historical park!

The Shindig will include:

  • Vendors

  • Food and drinks to purchase

  • Costume contest

  • Tea dueling

  • Musical performance by Painters Stage.

  • Premier showing of “Tales of a Broken Reality” filmed in part right here at the Silt Historical Park

If you have Steampunk appropriate merchandise and would like to be a vendor at the ‘Storical Steampunk Shindig please contact us today!

While costumes are not required we would love to see your interpretation of the melding of history and science fiction!

This event is sponsored by Tesseract Comic and Games.


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Mountain Man Trade Fair
Aug
24
to Aug 26

Mountain Man Trade Fair

Friday: noon - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
 

A good, old fashioned Mountain Man Trade Fair. See authentic mountain men (Woodman, Harry Harpoon, Wizard, Kentucky Dave, Shiner, Preacher, Scotty Oxford, and others) doing demonstrations of music, storytelling, blacksmithing, primitive skills, horse gear, copper and silver foofaraw, fire starting, pewter buttons, flint knapping, and more!

The mountain men will also have goods for sale, including beadwork, iron work, pewter geegaws, copper and silver foofaraw, and more. 

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Tour de Farms
Aug
11
7:15 AM07:15

Tour de Farms

Join us for a family-friendly bike ride starting at the Silt Historical Park! We will be stopping at large agriculture producers, discussing ag and gas industry, what really is a “short water year” and what it takes to make a family ranch survive. This is a 22 mile ride, with a challenging uphill with several rollers!

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Music: Shady Lane
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Music: Shady Lane

Shady Lane is a recent collaboration of four members from a seven piece rock and roll band called "Poser."  You can visit www.poserband.com to get a better idea of who they are and what they do, as well as listen to a few soundclips, however Shady Lane is an entirely different type of band musically - they play acoustic rock/easy listening.

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1st Annual Cornhole Tournament
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

1st Annual Cornhole Tournament

It's going to be a rip-roaring good time with bands and food! Register your team with Marcus at Columbine Liquor. Unbelievably good prizes donated by Columbine Liquor - $400.00 for 1st, $250.00 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd. Entry fee is $20 per team or $10 per individual (you will be paired with a teammate). No age limit.

There will also be a community market out front by the rail cars for Collectors, Makers, and Junkers. Contact Krista Cox at (970) 309-5263 for booth space.

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Chautauqua
May
9
to May 10

Chautauqua

Chautauqua was an education movement in the United States, and was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day. President Theodore Roosevelt said of the Chautauqua that it is "the most American thing in America".

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Silt Historical Hobble
May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Silt Historical Hobble

9th Annual 5K Run/Walk/Hobble to benefit the Silt Historical Park.

The race starts at 8am at the Silt Historical Park. There will be water and fruit at the finish line, and prizes for male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, and lots of door prizes!

Early registration is $25. Free t-shirts included for the first 30 people that register. You can register at the Silt Historical Park or by contacting Kathy (see below). Registration the day of the race will be $30 and will take place from 7 am - 7:45 am.

Please contact Kathy at 948-7923 or glass4hire@aol.com for more information

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Park Clean Up
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Park Clean Up

Please join us in cleaning up the park grounds to prepare for opening for summer hours! There's yard work, gardening, cleaning inside buildings, and small maintenance projects to complete. We would love your help!

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