An Insider's Peek into Cherokee Castle

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:03pm
Speaker: 
John Lake & Meg Anderson
Cherokee Ranch and Castle, located 30 miles south of Denver, includes land that originally belonged to two separate homesteads in the late 1890s: The Flower Homestead and the Blunt Homestead. The Johnson Family moved from the East and purchased the Flower Homestead in 1924 and build the 1450s Scottish-style Castle. They sold the property to Tweet Kimball in 1954.

Tweet purchased adjacent land that had been the Blunt Homestead and renamed both pieces of land Cherokee Ranch, which today includes 3,400 acres and is protected through a Conservation Easement with Douglas County.


Cherokee Ranch and Castle, located 30 miles south of Denver, includes land that originally belonged to two separate homesteads in the late 1890s: The Flower Homestead and the Blunt Homestead. The Johnson Family moved from the East and purchased the Flower Homestead in 1924 and build the 1450s Scottish-style Castle. They sold the property to Tweet Kimball in 1954. Tweet purchased adjacent land that had been the Blunt Homestead and renamed both pieces of land Cherokee Ranch, which today includes 3,400 acres and is protected through a Conservation Easement with Douglas County.  
What was it like inside the stone walls of Cherokee Castle? Where did the money come from to finance the Castle, the art, the cattle and the lavish parties? What are some interesting tidbits about the construction and furnishings? It was originally planned to be very modest but by the time the design was completed, the building contained 26 rooms, a turret and sprawled to 10,000 square feet.
Join us for the insider’s peek into the life and times of the Castle and its unusual occupants! Meg Anderson, Tweet’s very own caterer and John Lake, Tweet’s very own butler, will be recounting countless stories from these treasured halls! Joined by Kathy Peterson, we are in for a fun and fascinating romp through time and people. Pictures, memorable and intriguing tales not often told are awaiting all who join us.  See how the Great Hall was furnished during the Johnson’s life and then the Kimball era and the stories about the parties and the food.  
Perhaps we can get Meg and John to share one or two recipes from their book “Castle Entertaining from Ranch Hands to Royalty” about catering at Cherokee Castle. After their presentation, Meg and John will gladly answer questions.

Join us for a fun and informative evening and help us raise funds for our project to stabilize and preserve the historic landmark kiln structure.

The suggested donation of $10/adult will go to the Kiln Restoration Fund.             

Please RSVP by email to roxhistory@msn.com.

Donations to RAHS for the Kiln Project are tax deductible.

Please check our website at http://www.Roxhistory.org for specifics.

    

Location

Roxborough Park Community Center
6237 Roxborough Drive
Roxborough 80125 39° 27' 10.6596" N, 105° 4' 27.6636" W
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