Wednesday, February 20, 2013

March Event at Hiwan: WAR OF 1812

Sunday, March 10th

“What Year Did the War of 1812 Start?” And other fascinating questions about this important but forgotten conflict, often dubbed our Second War of Independence. Learn about the War of 1812 as the Bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner approaches!

This will also be the winter meeting of the Jefferson County Historical Society. 5:30 – 7:00.

Pre‐registration required.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Chapel Christening

" Pastor Ann of Wild Rose church gave such a touching service; it just meant so much for us to have our personal values honoring all creation weaved into this ceremony of thankfulness. And of course, there was no better setting for such a day than the beautiful Hiwan Homestead. I have to recommend this one-of-a-kind venue for anyone celebrating a special day. The volunteers from the Jefferson County Historical Society were so kind and welcoming to our guests, and went out of their way to add little special touches, like candles on the alter and bows along the pews. Thank you, thank you all!" Comments by Stephanie Janard, the mother.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Monster Madness: Naugahyde Dolls of the 1960

Hiwan Homestead Museum is very excited to announce its latest exhibit, “Monster Madness: The Loveable Nauga”. This exhibit showcases a collection of approximately 30 “naugas” from the 1960s. These creatures, the collection of Albuquerque resident George Anderman, were created in the 1960s by the Naugahyde Company to promote their new synthetic wonder product, Naugahyde. Come learn about the fascinating “nauga” back-story fabricated by the Naugahyde Company to comfortably introduce the public to the new world of synthetic fabric. Be sure not to miss out on this never-before seen collection, one that will surely captivate you.

“Monster Madness: The Loveable Nauga” will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum from Tuesday, January 15 through Sunday, March 30. Museum admission is free to the public during open hours. Please call 303-674-6262 for more information.

Christmas 2007 at the Museum SNOWMEN!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Navajo Rug Exhibit

Be sure to visit Hiwan between April 30 and July 30 to see the incredible collection of Navajo rugs on display. Most of the rugs are in the museum's collection but not often seen. Additionally, award-winning works of Lynda Teller Pete are on display.

Two Gray Hills rug by Lynda Teller Pete

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Spring Fling

JCHS hosted the annual Spring Fling at Hiwan Homestead on Monday, April 30 to thank the many volunteers who have helped out the historical society over the past year. The highlight of the event was a presentation on "The Land Before Us" given by Hank Alderfer.