The Fort Collins Historical Society promotes the history of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado through a yearly speaker series. All talks are free and open to the public.
For the 2018 – 2019 year we have two related themes. September, October and November’s talks fall under the heading “Rambling through a Fort Collins childhood” and will include stories from people who grew up in town. In the Spring our theme is Rural Schoolhouses. Speakers will tell us the histories of one-room school houses from all over northern Colorado as well as the work that’s been done to preserve and restore these buildings. To see the entire schedule for the year, check out our Society Events page.
Presentations are held in the historic Masonic Temple located at 225 W. Oak Street in downtown Fort Collins. Meetings start at 7pm and generally last until about 8:30.
All presentations are free and open to the public, though membership is encouraged. The $10 annual membership fee helps to offset the costs of room rental, occasional snacks, and other small expenses.
The Historical Society also supports the efforts of other local organizations that seek to preserve the history of our community for the social, cultural, and economic benefit of us all.
The Fort Collins Historical Society was mentioned in the Coloradoan! April 3rd was the Society’s annual awards event and Erin Udell, a recipient of the President’s Award, was on hand and included a write-up in the paper the next day.
Read up on Fort Collins history in through these articles and lists.