1020 11th St
Golden, CO 80401
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.