The Westminster Historical Society meets the second Saturday of each month at the musuem.
The Westminster Historical Society has either placed or helped to place the following properties on the National Register of Historic Places: Bowles House, Pleasant DeSpain Building, Gregory House, Pillar of Fire (Westminster University), Union High School.
Westminster Historical Society Leadership Team:
President: Linda Graybeal
Vice President: Linda Cherrington
Secretary: Elaine Egan
Treasurer: Michele Kelley
Sharon Schaub (term expires 11/2014)
Bill Cherrington (term expires 11/2014)
Gary Shea (term expires 11/2015)
Bobbie Lowe (term expire 11/2015)
Kathy Pascoe (term expires 11/2016)
Nancy McNally (term expires 11/2016)
2012 Historical Society Accomplishments
*Scanning School District 50 photos
*Documentation of artifacts on the computer
*Published 3rd edition of "Women of Westminster"
*Published 2013 Calendar "Westminster's Living History"
*Bowles House front porch repairs completed
*3 Eagle project: Richard Cherrington (shelves for office); Lucas Droste (office landscaping); Troy Brown (painting Gazebo, inventorying Shoenberg Farm equipment)
*Participated in Westminster Centennial Committee's lecture series
*Participated in Historic Westminster Arts District ART WALKS
*We shared our history with 242 people in the community and our schools.
*There were 701 visitors to the museum in 2012 (making a grand total of 32,092 since our opening in 1988).
Display at College Hill Library - Valentines and Paper Dolls
The Mariott Hotel on 104th Avenue was re-decorating and donated four Chuch Ranch Paintings by Eric Reed.
Nostalgia-Plus Antique Road Show was a very successful event and we were told that people brought things that they had never seen before.
Display at College Hill Library - a Mother's Day Display
The Bowles House Museum was locally landmarked in addition to its National landmark.
Baker/Berkeley Gardens Reunion. This was an almost magical event and we gathered so much information that we did not have.
Participated in th Westminster Volunteer Fair
Dusty Saunders talk and book signing
Annual Historic Preservation Award presented to Sarah Romero and James Castro for preservatioof the Halden/Zimmerman home at 3435 W. 76th Avenue
We hosted a vintage hat making event.
Annual vintage Baseball and Ice Cream Social
Hosted a booth at the Westminster Faire
Annual Tea featuring Preethi Burkholder
Participated in the 3rd Annual Orchard Festival
Display at College Hill Library - Women of Westminster
Hosted a District 50 Rescue Unit Reunion; got some good oral histories
Held a 2nd Nostalgia-Plus Antique Road Show
Book signing "Historic Haunts Around Denver" by Kevin Pharris. This publication included Westmister sites.
Harris Park Elementary decorated the Bowles House for Christmas.
Hosted a tour by History Colorado
Organized the 24th Annual Hometown Christmas featuring th Ranum Middle School Choir and tree lightng by Elizabeth Price
Hosted the Victorian Open House in conjunction with the Friends of the Westminster Library and the Broomfield Spellbinders