Poudre Landmarks Foundation
Support PLF on Colorado Gives Day Tue Dec 6
You Hold the Key. Donate now and open the door to local history.
Tuesday, December 6th, is Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour period dedicated to supporting hundreds of statewide nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is a great chance to help keep local history alive in Fort Collins and contribute to the spirit of giving across Colorado. You don't have to wait until December 6th to give.  You can pre-schedule your donation to Poudre Landmarks Foundation today! Visit coloradogives.org to schedule your donation.
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Avery House Holidays Recollect Victorian Traditions
Join the seasonal festivities at the Avery House during our Holiday Open House this Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. The house is brimming with Victorian style, including traditional trees, live music, and costumed hosts. Along with your tour, shop the Holiday Boutique at the Avery Carriage House for one-of-a-kind items to add Victorian charm to your holiday decorating and gift giving. 
Sugar Plum Tree at the Avery House
See this delectable  Sugar Plum Tree in the Avery kitchen. Sugar plums date back to the middle ages where "sweet meats" and "sugar plums" were terms used for fruits preserved or dried in sugar. This tree is decorated with cranberries, popcorn, cookies, and other edible delights. In Victorian times, paper cones filled with small candies and treats would be hung on the trees as a treat for the children.
Kids love hearing how the holidays were celebrated in early Fort Collins
Children and adults alike are enthralled by stories of holidays past. Come to the  Avery Holiday Open House this weekend, 11am to 4pm both days, to see the house decorated in Victorian splendor and receive tours from costumed hosts. See the Snow Tree, the Sugar Plum Tree, and more. Throughout the weekend, enjoy live music performances, including piano, dulcimer, and bell choir. 
Victorian kissing balls for sale at Avery Carriage House Holiday Boutique
Victorians hung kissing balls, decorated with holly, herbs, and mistletoe, in open doorways as a symbol of friendship and a sign that the house welcomed visitors. Eventually the hanging balls began to emphasize romance rather than mere goodwill.  Shop for kissing balls  and other holiday goodies at the  Avery Carriage House Holiday Boutique  this weekend 11am-4pm and next weekend 1-4pm.
Artist Larry Tucci's Barn Owls at the Water Works mural
Clarification from last week's newsletter: If you're having trouble finding the "Barn Owl at the Water Works" mural mentioned in last week's newsletter, 
artist Larry Tucci suggests using 1113 W. Drake Rd. as the address in your GPS. He says the transformer box with the mural on it is next to the Western Convenience store near Drake & Shields.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors
Thom Tisthammer, President | Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary | Tom Boardman, Vice President | Cheryl Donaldson |  Lynda Lloyd | Kimberly Miller | Pat Nelson | Jacques Rieux | Dick Spiess |  Robin Stitzel | Pam Thomas | Alexandra Wallace | William Whitley

Jennifer Beccard, Executive Director | Linda Harty, Communications Specialist
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Poudre Landmarks Foundation
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Fort Collins, CO 80521

This email was sent on December 1, 2016