There are two big events taking place in our community this weekend. And it all has to do with history.
Westminster Historical Society is unveiling its new facility located in the DeSpain School building at 72nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. The group is inviting the public to attend Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, hot dogs and face painting for the children and tours for the family. Please come and see how history has unfolded in your community.
A little bit of past history
This wonderful new facility is the brainchild of Marilyn Flachman, a librarian for 47 years in our community. She knew we must begin to deal with our past and prepare for the future. Marilyn, with the cooperation and backing of the Westminster Historical Society began the laborious process of leasing the DeSpain building from District 50 and getting the historical collection housed there. When you are touring the building think about the items you have which should be preserved and talk with curator Amy Newman.
Also speaking of the past
In 1984-1985 the area known as Harris Park formed the Westminster Progressive Homeowner’s Association and they are a vital organization. Many good improvements have been made through the years. They meet at the Grange, 3935 W. 73rd Ave.
Once such improvement was the planting of more crabapple trees along Bradburn Blvd. Now the trees are blooming and the members want you to come and celebrate. It’s all free including a light breakfast buffet. The event will begin Saturday morning, 10 a.m. until Noon.
Then directly after this event the members encourage you to stroll down 73rd Ave. to the grand opening of the new History Center in the DeSpain school house.
Please dear readers come out and support the hard-working efforts of the two organization members. And stop and visit with your neighbors and community leaders and let them know you care.
Quote of the week
“Without history there would be no future.” Wilbur Flachman