HRHS Walking Tour - Morrison Walking Tour And Horton House Museum

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Speaker: 
Highlands Ranch Historical Society

 

Highlands Ranch Historical Society Presents: 
TOURS MAY 2014

MAY 26: HISTORIC MORRISON AND 
HORTON HOUSE MUSEUM

 

MORRISON WALKING TOUR AND

 HORTON HOUSE MUSEUM
 

The railroad, river and resources brought George Morrison to settle at this wide spot in Bear Creek canyon west of the hogback just as the railroad reached it in 1874.

Tourists flocked to the nearby Park of the Red Rocks, which also attracted entrepreneur John Brisben Walker to the area. The town blossomed as a center of commerce and achieved fame for its dinosaur discoveries-- for a time. Disaster struck repeatedly in the 1930s, the railroad disappeared, and the small community settled into quiet survival.

  

Join us for this unique walking tour of old and new Morrison.

 

A working man's town, Morrison has many stories to share, and there's no one better to hear them from than Lila Horton, resident since childhood and second generation town historian. Lila's mother Reenie started the town's first museum, led the effort for National Register designation in 1976, and worked tirelessly to protect the town's older buildings and preserve its historical records.

Lila operates the Horton House Bed and Breakfast (the historic Dr. Luce's residence) and the Horton Museum.(hortonhousebnb.com)
 

HRHS CURRENT MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
$5 cash payable to our hostess. 

 

HRHS Membership is required for this free, private group tour.

We look forward to seeing you on either or both of these tours.  Call or email us with any questions you may have.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Highlands Ranch Historical Society

info@TheHRHS.org

 

 

Location

Horton House B & B
105 Canon St
Morrison 80465 39° 39' 14.6232" N, 105° 11' 37.0176" W