This year’s talks are still being scheduled, but our theme is…

Eccentric People and Places of Fort Collins and Larimer County

 

Lady Catherine Moon – from the Archive at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (H01514).

September 3

The infamous Lady Moon will visit us as characterized by Eva Sue.

“Lady Moon gave the town a lot to talk about. Catherine (Kate) first showed up as Mrs. Gartman whose husband had a homestead on the Upper Pine Creek. She worked part-time at the Elkhorn Lodge taking in wash. Her life changed one day when Cecil Moon dropped by….”

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.


October 1

Our fearless president, Hap Hazard, will give a presentation on the Eclectic Architecture of Colorado State University.

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.


November 5

Meg Dunn will tell the little known, but incredibly interesting, story of Miles Maryott. Miles was on the path to become one of  Fort Collins’ most favored residents… until one fateful day changed his destiny. If you’ve ever been to the Elks building on E. Mulberry, then you might have seen a painting of an elk that Miles donated to the  organization back  in the early 1900s.

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.


January 7

The Fort Collins Historical Society continues its series on “the Eccentric People and Places of Fort Collins and Beyond” with a presentation on the Life of Frank C. Miller, by Jennifer Mayan Kaylor. Jennifer will be sharing Frank C. Miller’s story through photographs that he took as well as several other artifacts that she has found through estate sales, garage sales, and the like. Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public.

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.


Februrary 4

Learn about the notorious Madame Marie Lafitte.

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.


March 3

David Bliss will share the story of Kinikinik, a rustic, historic, rambling sort of place in the Poudre Canyon.

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.


April 7

Ron Sladek will tell about the land where the Swetsville Zoo is located, the Swets family that farmed the land, and the Swetsville Zoo that has grown over time to be the whimsical location that it is today.

Our yearly awards ceremony will also take place this evening.

7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.