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    The Boettcher Mansion provides a rare combination of historic authenticity and modern amenities from its secluded setting inside the Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve in Golden, CO, only a half-hour drive west of Denver. Built in 1917 as a summer home and seasonal hunting lodge for Charles Boettcher, the former “Lorraine Lodge” was donated to Jefferson County in the 1970s for public use and enjoyment. In 1984, the Arts and Crafts estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places External Link Icon and now serves as Jeffco’s premier historic events venue. A division within the Jefferson County Parks department, the Mansion is self-sustaining, supporting itself primarily from event fees.

    An impressive example of adaptive re-use, the one-time family residence is perfectly suited for all kinds of social gatherings, including weddings, receptions and commitment ceremonies, along with memorial services and other commemorative milestones. Carefully preserved and sensitively updated in 2005-07, this rustic yet polished architectural gem offers a stunning backdrop for conferences, dances, executive retreats, family reunions, film shoots, fundraisers, lectures, musical performances and trade shows…to name just a few of our ongoing functions.

    Join us for “A Gathering of the Guilds" hosted by the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society at the Boettcher Mansion on Sunday, April 27 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Have you ever wondered how to hammer copper, spin wool, turn wood or make a gouache print? The Colorado Arts and Crafts Society’s 5th Annual “Gathering of the Guilds”- celebrating local artisans and their handcrafted works - is just around the corner. This unusual event will highlight more than 25 vendors and provide attendees with a rare opportunity to meet and learn from a variety of passionate and talented folks.

    In addition to ongoing demonstrations on ceramics, metals, printing, weaving and woodworking (to name just a few), many one-of-a-kind works will be available for sale (remember, Mother’s Day is exactly two weeks after this event, so be sure to shop the wares)! Refreshments will also be available for purchase on site. General admission is $5 per person (CACS and participating guild members can participate free of charge). See the Gathering of the Guilds event flyer Adobe PDF Icon or visit the CACS website  External Link Icon for more information.

    John Fielder will present a special photographic slide show at the Boettcher Mansion on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00pm

    The Jefferson County Historical Commission and the Boettcher Mansion are excited to host John Fielder’s Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space Photographs choreographed to beautiful music celebrating Jeffco’s land protection heritage! The event is free to the public, desserts and beverages will be served. See the John Fielder event flyer Adobe PDF Icon for more information.

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