9950 E. Gateway Dr. | Highlands Ranch | 303-791-0177 | info@highlandsranch.org  

March 2017
Mansion volunteers honored at annual dinner
The Highlands Ranch Metro District and Mansion staff recently recognized volunteers at its annual Mansion Volunteer Appreciation Dinner who have donated their time and energy to volunteer at the Mansion in 2016.

Volunteers at the Mansion greet guests and provide tours during open hours every Tuesday and Thursday, and one Monday and one Wednesday evening a month. In addition, volunteers help at special events including the Holiday Celebration, Valentine's Day and Highlands Ranch Days.

By the numbers...
Highlands Ranch Days - 2,300 people visited the Mansion over 3 days
Holiday Celebration - 3,000 people visited the Mansion over 5 hours
Valentine's Day - 400 people toured the Mansion over 3 hours
Open Hours - 101 days of open hours last year
The Last Stop - 300 people visited the Mansion on Halloween
Total Volunteer Hours
- 2,455 hours in 2016

Thank you to the many people who volunteered at the Mansion in 2016!
Docent spotlight: Mary Burton
Meet Mary Burton. She has been a volunteer at the Mansion since May 2016. She loves meeting out of town visitors who come to the Mansion, as well as local residents who weren't even aware the Mansion existed.

Mary's favorite room is the wife's bedroom in the master suite. "The connection between that room and the story of Isabelle Springer's love triangle just fascinates me," said Mary. "Being a history buff, I love bringing that room and its story to life for our visitors and helping people visualize the goings on of the rich and famous."

Before retiring in August 2016, Mary was a commercial interior designer for more than 30 years. She enjoys interior design, history, gardening, making flower arrangements, reading and playing golf.
The Mansion is full of history
Waite Phillips purchased the Mansion and surrounding land in 1920 and named it Highland (no S) Ranch after the Highland Hereford cattle he raised there. The name was later changed by a subsequent owner and then renamed Highlands (with an S) Ranch in 1937 by new owner Lawrence Phipps, Jr.

To learn more about the history of the Mansion, visit www.highlandsranchmansion.com.

Rent the Mansion for your private event or tour
Located in central Highlands Ranch, the Mansion is open to the public for community and private events, business meetings, tours and cultural programs. This elegant western estate is the perfect place to host weddings, receptions, reunions, anniversaries and other life celebrations, business meetings and retreats.

Historic tours and open hours
Guided tours of the Mansion include a 35-minute tour of the first floor or a tour of the first and second floors, lasting approximately one hour.

Self-guided tours are also welcome. Visitors can follow the tour boards in each room to learn more about the history of the home.

Group tours
can be arranged for all group sizes and for youth, student and senior groups.

Contact the Mansion staff at 303-791-0177 or info@highlandsranchmansion.com for information about renting the Mansion for your special occasion or setting up a group tour.
  Upcoming Metro District Events           Open Hours

March 25 - Nesting Owls
April 9 - Recycle Your Bicycle
April 22 - Renew the Ranch

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Monday, April 10, 3 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26,  3 - 7 pm
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