2012 HAYDEN HERITAGE WEEKEND with Dorothy Wickenden
Travel back in time to experience frontier Hayden at the 2012 Hayden Heritage Weekend. Come and explore Hayden, where Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, young ladies from Auburn, New York, experienced 1916 frontier life at its best, from riding to school on horseback to community dances to the challenges of ranchlife. Author Dorothy Wickenden, grand-daughter of Dorothy Woodruff and Executive Editor of The New Yorker, brought to life the adventures of Rose and Dorothy in‘Nothing Daunted’. Hayden remains relatively unchanged since the early 1900s, and its western heritage is alive and well.
The Heritage weekend begins on Friday, July 6th with birdwatching; hay rides; wine tasting; dinner and tours of Ferry Carpenter’s house at the Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch, an Audubon listed site. The evening will include an exhibit with artists both past and present.
On Saturday, July 7th, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Elkhead schoolhouse and surroundings with local historian Belle Zars and author Dorothy Wickenden. Saturday’s tour will continue to celebrate the past with a community barbecue and barn dance and art exhibition at the historic Hayden Granary.
COST: Full weekend activity package for $150 per person (prior to June 1, 2012) with discounted lodging packages available through Steamboat Resorts www.steamboatresorts.com . Individual event pricing available. Reservations are required for all activities except the barn dance.
For more information and to register, contact the Hayden Heritage Center at 970-276-4380 or email@example.com.
WHO: The Hayden Heritage Center; Author Dorothy Wickenden and Yampa Valley Artists
WHAT: 2012 Hayden Heritage Weekend celebrating the Elkhead Schoolhouse and Hayden’s Ranching and Horse Heritage
WHEN: Friday, July 6, 2012, 4:00-10pm and Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9am-11:30pm
WHERE: Carpenter Ranch; Elkhead Ranch; Elkhead Schoolhouse; Hayden Granary
WHY: A benefit fundraiser for the Hayden Heritage Center; Hayden High School and for the Yampa Valley Land Trust
Individual Events (July 6th & 7th) include:
Friday night Horse Heritage Evening at the Carpenter Ranch (5-9pm): includes Dinner, Exhibits, Horse Drawn Wagon Ride and Birdwatching Tour
Saturday Day Tour of Elkhead Rock School House (9a-3p): with Catered Picnic Lunch & Presentations including Dorothy Wickenden
Saturday Night Dinner & Dance at the Hayden Granary (6-10p): Barbque, Dance Instruction, Art Auction and Country Barn Dance
Saturday Night Dance Only Ticket: Country Barn Dance dance starts at 7:30
*** Opportunities to purchase books at each event will be provided by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore or can be purchased at the Hayden Heritage Center Museum. Author Dorothy Wickenden will be on hand throughout the weekend to speak with and autograph books.