The Box from Back East

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December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Clear Creek History Park
1020 11th St
Golden, CO 80401
$15 members, $20 non-members
The Box from Back East @ Clear Creek History Park | Golden | Colorado | United States

Today, people can’t imagine being delighted by a length of new hair ribbon or a tin cup as a gift. However, homesteaders living on the short grass prairie and near the gold fields of Colorado lived a simple and sometimes desperately poor life at the end of a very long supply line. Learn about the day-to-day challenges of 1880s homesteaders as we explore the contents of a holiday “box from back east” and discover what made each item so welcomed and valued.

Enjoy hot tea and homemade cookies from a 19th century recipe. Presented by living history interpreter Priscilla Marshall. Recommended for participants age 12 and up.

Meet at Guy Hill Schoolhouse in Clear Creek History Park.