Historic Preservation Month
MAY IS HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH
Celebrate at the Loveland Museum with the following 2017 activities:
Thursday, May 4, 3 – 6 pm
Presented by Sharon Danhauer and Deb Coffey
At each hour and half hour, we will begin a new tour in the Loveland History galleries. Led by Sharon and Deb, both Historical Society members, guests will be transferred back in time as they learn about Loveland’s rich past. This is a great way to celebrate Historic Preservation Month and is a perfect tour for all ages!
Sweetheart Town, USA Exhibit
Re-opens Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Sweetheart Town, USA exhibit on the mezzanine level of the Museum is receiving a face lift and will re-open to the public in May 2017. New features include a kid-friendly play area where children can test their skills as mail carriers; an interactive kiosk that allows visitors to look back at the history of Loveland’s annual cachet and print their favorites; a photo cut-out where you can “see yourself” as Miss Loveland Valentine; and information on the history of Loveland’s Valentine Re-mailing program.
Thursday, May 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Let’s Deliver the Mail
May 19, 10 – 11:30 am
Ages 3 – 5 with a parent
Students will listen to a fun story about a mail carrier’s important job of delivering mail to the community, and engage in pretend play as a mail carrier. We will also learn more about the Valentine Re-mailing program in Loveland and create fun crafts.
First–Class Problem Solvers
May 19, 1 – 3 pm
Ages 6 – 11
Can you ship a potato chip without breaking it? After learning and seeing examples of problem solving within the postal system, students will have a chance to practice their own skills by designing a container that can safely ship a single potato chip. Working in teams, students will present their strategies and decision-making process to the class to wrap up the project.
Re-Building the Big Thompson Canyon
Thursday, May 25, 5:30 pm
Presented by Ken Jessen
This illustrated talk on rebuilding U.S. 34 includes various stages of construction including clearing the canyon, putting in pilings, adding vertical soldier piles, reinforcing concrete panels, and drilling horizontal tie rods into the canyon wall. It also includes reconstruction of the dam and power plant as well as several images of last year’s reconstruction of CR 43 from Drake to Glen Haven.