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Historic Preservation Month

By Stacee Kersley

AIA Architect, LEED AP

Historic Preservation Month is celebrated nationally during the month of May, a tradition that started in1973 as a week-long celebration. Loveland has held workshops and facilitated historic preservation month events since 2006. Organized by the Historic Preservation Commission and City Staff, historic preservation month in the City of Loveland is highly publicized as part of on-going efforts to raise awareness about the preservation of Loveland's unique social, economic and cultural heritage. 

Download a printable Event Flyer here: 2013 Historic Preservation Month Event Flyer  

2013 Schedule of Events

Historic Preservation Month

May 4th - Loveland Historical Society’s 13th Annual Homes Tour 

A self-guided tour of 5 unique old homes, a 101-year-old family owned business, the Loveland Steam Laundry, and the grand opening of the recently restored Milner-Schwarz House at Old Fairgrounds Park. Tickets are available before the tour at the Museum, 503 Lincoln Ave. and at Anthology Books, 422 E. Fourth Street. Tickets will also be available at each of the properties the day of the event. Contact: Linda Stotz, Loveland Historical Society, (970) 278-1848. 
• Cost: $12 advanced purchase / $15 day of event 
• Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

May 4th - Digging for Treasure - Loveland Feed & Grain Memories Project
Documents, stories and photos from the growing collection sponsored by NOVO Restoration.  
• Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
• Time: Loveland Public Library, History Room, 300 N. Adams Avenue

May 7th - Historic Preservation Toolbox , Part 1 - Architectural Style Basics and Whatcha Talkin ‘Bout Willis? 
Sit down and enjoy a brief overview of stylistic influences in historic Loveland homes. Learn about patterns, massing, materials, and adaptations as well as regional and cultural influences on American Architecture through the past century. Whatcha Talking ‘Bout Willis: there are lots of myths about owning a historic home. Dispel the top ten myths about owning an old home and learn about a couple of old home tips along the way. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Bethany Clark (970) 962-2745.
• Time: 8:30am-10:30am 
• Location: Loveland Museum/Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Avenue

May 8th - Timberlane Farm Museum Heirloom Plants Sale 
Many varieties of heirloom flowers and vegetables will be for sale at historic Timberlane Farm Museum. Starter flowers that were enjoyed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s will be available, as well as many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and much more. Come and tour the two historic homes, out-buildings, and see the animals, then leave with plants that are ready to be put in the ground! Contact: Teri Johnson (970) 646-2875. 
• Time: 9:00am-4:00pm 
• Location: Timberlane Farm Museum, 2305 E. 1st Street

May 10th - Loveland History Hunt 
Start your Loveland History Hunt at the Museum and then search high and low to match the photographs of architectural details with historic places. Complete the History Hunt and receive a certificate for free admission to a Main Gallery Exhibition. Fun for all ages! Contact: Loveland Museum (970) 962-2410. 
• Time: 6:00pm-8:0pm 
• Location: Begin at Loveland Museum/Gallery Lobby, 503 N. Lincoln Avenue

May 11th - Pioneers and Trails of the Big Thompson Valley Bus Tour 
From the comfort of a touring bus, visit several pioneer graves in the foothills, the first trails and roads that threaded across the valley, early irrigation features, the CCC and the KKK in the valley. Learn about the CO-Big Thompson Water Project, industries important to the area, and Loveland’s beginnings and early growth. Tour includes admission to Timberlane Farm Museum and a Western lunch on the grounds. Contact: Sharon Danhauer, Loveland Historical Society, (970) 290-0169. 
• Cost: $40 LHS members / $45 non-members (Payment: Mail or drop off a check to Loveland Historical Society, 503 N Lincoln Avenue; memo bus tour) 
• Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 
• Location: Bus leaves from the Loveland Museum at 9:00am

May 11th - Heirloom Plants and Garden Treasures Market 
Ever wonder what attributes define an heirloom plant? Come see and take home some heirlooms from the Loveland Garden Club’s Sale. Learn about growing and saving heirloom seeds flor planting year after year. Celebrate and enjoy some of these ‘centarians’. Check out the heirloom roses, herbs, veggies and flowers for sale. Contact: Naomi Rider (970) 290-4102, or Leone Person (970) 227-5011. 
• Time: 9:00am-1:00pm 
• Location: 3448 N Taft Ave (south lawn of All Saints Episcopal Church)