Upcoming Programs & Monthly Meetings
November 14, 2019 at 7:30p.m.
The Annual Meeting of the Ghost Town Club is scheduled for the November meeting of each year. The purpose of the meeting is for the election of officers. A slate of officers will be presented to the membership and vote taken. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Shaun Boyd, curator at History Colorado will present a program on Florence Martin. Plus, during our meeting in November we’ll have the Holiday Craft & Gift Sale (see details below).
Calling all creative GTC members willing to donate items for this special event to be held at the November 14, 2019 meeting!
Photographs ~ Original Art – Crafts ~ Gift Baskets ~ Baked Goods ~ Seasonal Gifts
Proceeds benefit the Ghost Town Club Preservation Fund. Note: Any unsold items will be returned to the donors at the end of the night.
Monthly Meeting Schedule
We hold ten regular meetings per year on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30p.m. We meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 4905 East Yale Avenue, Denver, Colorado (just west of I-25 and Yale). Additional parking is available in the church parking lot on the north side of the building.
Upcoming Field Trips
Museum of Boulder Field Trip
WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 10am-2pm**
WHERE: 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
TRIP LEADERS: Ray & Dottie Imel, Kevin Jochems, & Shannon Kanan
WHAT: We will visit the Museum of Boulder (formerly the Boulder History Museum) as well as the Museum’s next door neighbor, the historical Carnegie Library. The Museum of Boulder’s 75th Anniversary exhibit, featuring 75 artifacts, will be on display. Other exhibits include The Boulder Experience and an exhibit celebrating the American Bison. Lunch will also be on the agenda for the day. Additional information at the October GTC meeting.
BONUS: The Carnegie Library has generously offered to honor special requests from GTC members to view historic photos and other materials about the Boulder County
area that are in the Library’s collection. If you have an interest (historic topic, person, place, event, etc.), please inform Shannon Kanan by Friday, October 11th (303-929-5032) and she will forward your request to the Carnegie Library. If it is in their collection, it should be available when we visit on October 16th.
SIGN UP: Sign up at the October GTC meeting or call Shannon Kanan (303-929-5032).
COST: Museum admission is: $8 (seniors, youth, students), $10 (adults), or free for members of the Museum of Boulder.
PARKING: There is limited free parking next to the Museum of Boulder and a parking garage (fees apply) at 1100 Spruce St. (approx. 1 block away).
** Field Trip participants are welcome to stay & enjoy the museum’s exhibits until 5p.m.
Field Trip Report
Trip to Raymer by Kem Barney
Sponsored by the Friends of Raymer, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the event on Saturday, June 1, was termed “Art & History Day on The Prairie”. Raymer is located at the southern edge of the Pawnee National Grasslands northeast of Greeley on Highway 14. Raymer is an occupied town with several families living there. Several members of the Ghost Town Club attended the event. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., a delicious brunch was served at the Community Building by volunteers from the Friends of Raymer. The building (built in 1924) serves as the social center of the community and has been restored thanks to the Lions Club that meets there. After a quick tour of Centre Avenue (Main Street buildings all needing restoration), the two repurposed school buses stopped at the windmill museum at the edge of town. The escorted tour then headed north and west stopping at several one room school houses now abandoned as well as a ghost town, Kalous. Lunch was served at the Hightower Spring Ranch followed by stops at three other abandoned one room school houses. A stop at the Nelson Ranch was made to see a stone barn built in 1878. The final stop at the historic Raymer cemetery featured one grave marking the final resting spot of a Civil War veteran. Some of the Ghost Town Club group stayed for the optional Alumni Dinner at the community center. Everyone enjoyed the event and experienced a true sense of community.
Do you enjoy our field trips? Have you ever thought about leading one?
It’s easy! Find a friend, team up, and plan a trip for the club. Field trips can be for a few hours, a morning or afternoon, a full day, a weekend, or a week long excursion.
Want more information? Check out our printed guide on planning field trips for a step-by-step how to guide. Remember it’s always easier and more fun to work together. Some of our greatest field trips were been led by people who had never planned a trip before. Let’s go exploring together!