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Winter Heritage Day, Sunday, Jan. 28, hosted by Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Walker Ranch Homestead, 7701 Flagstaff Road, Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space will host the Winter Heritage Day event on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the Walker Ranch Homestead, 7701 Flagstaff Road, Boulder.

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the past with this immersive historical event that will transport you back to the late 1800s.

As you wander through the picturesque and wintry landscape of the Walker Ranch Homestead, you'll encounter friendly costumed volunteers who bring the European settler history of the ranch to life. Engage in conversations with these knowledgeable guides as they demonstrate the daily tasks and traditions of the era.

But the adventure doesn't stop there! You will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and actively participate! Forge a deeper connection to the past through hands-on learning as you engage in activities that were once an integral part of ranch life. And for the young and young-at-heart, immerse yourselves in the joy of playing historical games, an entertaining way to experience the past together.

Guided tours will take place at 1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. Activities include the following:

  • Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • Log House Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Old Fashioned Games
  • One Room Schoolhouse Demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Storytime

Please note that activities are subject to change based on volunteer availability.

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Walker Ranch Homestead, 7701 Flagstaff Road, Boulder.
  • Cost: Free and fun for all ages. Registration not required; you may register to receive updates in case of inclement weather or cancelation at
  • Contact: Sheryl Kippen at or 303-776-8848.

Be prepared for cold, windy weather and to walk in snow. For the enjoyment and safety of all attendees, bikes and pets are not allowed at the homestead.