Victorian Afternoon Tea set for Aug. 23

100_1620Tickets are now available for the Commerce City Historical Society’s annual Victorian Afternoon Tea on Saturday, Aug. 23. The tea will be held at Commerce City’s oldest home at 6140 Holly St. Enjoy refreshments poolside in the backyard, learn some history and enjoy a tour of the home. Tickets are $20 each. Space is limited, so get your ticket today from any CCHS board member or by calling 303-946-3426.

CCHS has its first museum space

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After five years, the Commerce City Historical Society finally has its first office/museum space. The Historical Society entered into negotiations with the City of Commerce City for use of the Conter Community Center on Jan. 2, 2014. After several meetings, a lease was finally approved and signed by both parties on May 19, 2014. As part of the agreement, the Historical Society will be sharing the space with the Commerce City Cultural Council; however, the Historical Society will be the main tenant. The building will be renamed the Commerce City Heritage and Cultural Center. The Historical Society began moving in on June 2, 2014. A grand opening is being planned for later this summer.

Tickets now available for annual From Time to Time Luncheon featuring the Jean Klein Angel Awards

 

Jean Klein Angel Award HeaderTickets are now available for the Commerce City Historical Society’s Annual From Time to Time Luncheon featuring the Jean Klein Angel Awards on Sunday, April 27. This year we will be honoring Kid’s First, Commerce City Council Charter Delegates, Bob Martinez, Paskey Teto and the Teter Brothers. We will also be honoring Hi-Lo Check Cashing with a special business award. Tickets are $20. Call Debra Bullock at 303-946-3426 for tickets and more details.

2013 CCHS Christmas Lights Bus Tour

DSCN9883Didn’t get to join us for our annual Christmas Lights Bus Tour. Now you can enjoy the same homes as our participants did. Follow the route below for some of the best decorated homes in Commerce City. (All homes were nominated by community members). Winners were given a yard sign to display and a gift.

 

Kemp/Derby

6750 Olive Street

6791 Pontiac Street – Winner in the southern part of city

 

Rose Hill

6180 Olive Street

7010 E. 64th Avenue

7887 E. 60th Avenue (City Hall)

64th/Newport

 

Central

5404 E. 62nd Way

Hudson Street

5221 E. 65th Avenue

6060 Tichey Street

Home on Jasmine Street

 

Adams City

4581 E. 73rd Way

4480 E. 73rd Way

4501 E. 73rd Way

 

Dupont/Monaco

7895 Idlewild Street

5881 E. 77th Avenue

 

Irondale

84th & Ulster Street

8786 Ulster Street

8796 Ulster Street

 

River Run

11353 Kingston Street

11392 Kingston Street

11577 Paris Street

Fronterra

15353 E. 100th Court

15343 E. 100th Court

15333 E. 100th Court

15583 E. 98th Place

9731 Chambers Drive

15345 99th Avenue

9646 Kalispell Street

9656 Kalispell Street

 

Harvest Meadows

10046 Fraser Street – Winner in the northern part of the city

 

North Range Village

10681 Abilene Street

2014 Commerce City Historical Society Calendar Now Available

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With Christmas around the corner, the Commerce City Historical Society has a great gift idea for you. Pick up the new 2014 Commerce City Historical Society Calendar featuring images of Union High/Adams City High School through the years (from the early 1900s to the present, including images from the former high school site, the new high school on Quebec Street, and this summer’s demolition of the former high school site) for all those on your Christmas list! Cost is $10. Calendar also includes holidays, listing of major functions happening in the city as well as the school fight songs for Union High and Adams City High School. Buy one for yourself and all those on your Christmas list! Just go to the Donate/Shop Button under the orange banner and click on merchandise to order yours today!

Want to Own a Piece of History?

100_2187The Commerce City Historical Society still has bricks from the former Adams City High School for sale. Call Debra Bullock at 303-946-3426 to reserve yours today! For those out of state who would like a brick, send your check or money order for the cost of your donation plus $12.35 (the cost for a priority mail medium flat rate box) to Commerce City Historical Society Brick Sale, 6130 Ivanhoe St., Commerce City, CO 80022. Don’t want a brick, but still want a piece of history? We now have available a limited number of commemorative bottles containing pieces of bricks from the buildings. (See picture) Suggested minimum donation for a bottle is $5. Contact Debra for these as well. All proceeds go to our museum building fund.

Mid-Century Survey to begin in Derby Business Triangle

 derby diamond   The next time you’re in Derby you may notice people walking around taking pictures and asking questions about the buildings.

     It is all part of the Commerce City Historical Society’s grant from the State Historical Fund to do a Mid-Century survey of buildings in the Derby business triangle area.

     Hoehn Architects PC will begin the year-long process in mid-July. Kristine and Timothy Hoehn will do the survey that will determine how many buildings are historic.

     “The ultimate goal is to create a Derby Historic District and identify local historic landmarks,” said Debra Bullock, secretary/treasurer of the Commerce City Historical Society.

     The Commerce City Historical Society will be holding a community meeting to discuss the project at Key Bank on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

     “We will be on site to answer any questions that you may have about this process,” Bullock explained.

     The Historical Society will also have information about the survey at booths at Derby Daze on Aug. 3 and the Neighborhood Outreach at Fairfax Park on Aug. 8.

     For more information on the Derby survey process, contact Bullock at 303-946-3426.

Commerce City Historical Society signs contract for grant from Colorado State Historical Fund for Derby survey

co history grant signingFriday, May 24, marked the official start of the Commerce City Historical Society’s partnership with the State Historical Fund Contracts Office, Hoehn Architects and The Preservation Studio Grant Administrator Charise Boomsma. Board members signed a contract for a grant that will conduct a historic district survey of the mid-century Derby neighborhood. The survey will include a historic district evaluation of all properties within the Derby Business Triangle which will be submitted to the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation for review for eligibility in future phases for nomination of the district to the National Register of Historic Places. Look for upcoming community meetings to find out more!

CCHS and CCCC Honoring Coloring Contest Winners

2013 Coloring book sponsors 4x6Join us tonight as the Commerce City Historical Society and the Commerce City Cultural Council honor the winners of the 2013 Commerce City History Coloring Book Contest. We had hundreds of entries from second graders from all over the city. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and awards and certificates will be handed out during the city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. See you there! If you can’t make it tonight, artwork will be on display at city hall through Friday, May 24.