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September 27- Harvest on the Homestead

Explore 1887 Homesteading with authentic cooking, one-room schoolhouse lessons, blacksmithing and caring for our farm animals and garden. Help historical interpreters press apples and taste fresh apple juice while enjoying old-fashioned crafts and games. Test your archery abilities in 1837 Cheyenne Camp, touch artifacts from life on the plains and shop at our old-fashioned store.

Reservations not required: $5/member; $10/non-member *Add a homestead breakfast or lunch option for an additional $10/person.

Visiting Plains Conservation Center

Take a trip back in time to Colorado’s high plains and pioneer life in the mid-1800’s. The Plains Conservation Center is a true-to-life homestead stretching across 8,894 acres of dedicated open space. Historic ranch houses, a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and barn plus an heirloom garden and chicken coop and a Cheyenne camp with tipis bring the experience to life. The Learning Center and library are open to schools and groups. Special seasonal events are offered year-round to the public.


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