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

August 2017
Artists and visitors enjoyed Plein Air at the Mansion
The Highlands Ranch Mansion hosted an outdoor Plein Air event Saturday, July 22.
Ten talented artists set up easels in various locations outside the Mansion and spent the day creating paintings of the historic building and its grounds. Visitors were able to stroll throug h the gardens and watch these paintings come to life right before their eyes. The Mansion was open for self-guided tours and volunteer docents were on-site to present historical information. It was a beautiful day to enjoy art and history at the Mansion. 
New, additional open hours at the Mansion
The Mansion will offer an expanded open hours schedule starting in August. The Mansion will still be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will now be two more evening open hours every month from 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday evening open hours are every first and third week, and Monday evening open hours are every second and fourth week.

For more information about the new open hours schedule, visit the calendar here.
Volunteer spotlight: Steven Anker
Meet Steven Anker.  Steven has been a volunteer docent at the Mansion for two months. When asked what he likes about volunteering at the Mansion, he replied,  "My main motivation for deciding to volunteer was the opportunity to meet different people. The volunteers and staff at the Mansion are all such really cool people, it's been fun getting to know them. I also volunteered during our Plein Air event and met over 100 visitors, all unique in their own way."

Steven's favorite room at the Mansion is the west bedroom. " I love the views, of course. I love how you can see Mount Evans, downtown Denver, and the beautiful grounds of the Mansion all from the windows of that room."

Steven is currently attending a physician's assistant school. In his spare time he enjoys playing the keyboard. "I have found it to be a very therapeutic device because I go to it when I am having a bad day or just need to preoccupy myself. It has taught me that if you dedicate yourself to something you can achieve it."
Volunteer Orientation is coming up
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at the Highlands Ranch Mansion? The next orientation will be Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

For more information on volunteering at the Mansion, please send an email,   info@highlandsranchmansion.com   or call  303-791-0177.

To register, click here.
The Mansion is full of history
Have you ever noticed the little brick house on the west side of the Mansion's parking lot? Who built it and how long has it been there? The house was built by Lawrence Phipps, Jr. in the late
1930s as a home for his daughter, Mary, her husband, Chapman Young Jr., and their growing family. The Young family owne
d the brick house until 1955. It then went through a series of different owners including Shea Homes. Shea Homes conveyed the house to Douglas County in 2001 and it sat empty for several years. When Shea Homes gave the Mansion to the Metro District in 2010, it made sense that the house remain part of the Mansion property, so Douglas County conveyed the home to the Metro District as well. 

Recently, the Young House underwent a renovation. The Metro District is currently working on a vision for the building and its future uses. It will eventually become part of the Highlands Ranch Historic Park along with the Mansion, windmill and barns.

To learn more about the history of the Mansion, visit highlandsranchmansion.com.
Rent the Mansion for your private event 
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.
  Metro District Upcoming Events           Open Hours

Sept. 16  Ruler of the Railzz
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*Except Aug. 10
Monday Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, 4 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 2 and Aug. 16, 4 - 8 p.m.
 Click here for the complete schedule.