Events combine snowshoeing, history, happy hour Sunday
January 27, 2018
A pair of local organizations passionate about education, history and community are teaming up Sunday and Feb. 27 to present "Snowshoe Through History."
The Tread of Pioneers and Yampatika will offer a unique program for families with kids age 8 to 12 at the historic Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch, at 35435 East U.S. Highway 40, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Snowshoe through history as wildlife detectives searching for signs of animals that frequent the ranch. Dive deeper into what animals are doing in the winter and reflect on how human activities have changed over time.
These human and history connections will be made outside as well as inside the historic buildings of the ranch where there will be storytelling and pioneer life activities to connect everyone to what life may have been like for people in the past, including Elizabeth Hutchinson, a Routt County homesteader who lived on the ranch.
Then, at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27, adults 21 and older are invited to "Snowshoe Through History Happy Hour." The event begins with an easy snowshoe program around the Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch meadow. Then participants will then head inside the historic ranch house to enjoy some hot happy hour beverages and a fascinating history talk.
Parking is very limited on site, so registration is required in advance for both events. The first 25 people who sign up for each event will receive free admission. Register by emailing Yampatika at email@example.com or calling 970-871-9151.
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