Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum opens for season May 2

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The Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will open May 2 for the 2014 season.

Step into the history of northern Colorado agriculture. A new exhibit this year is an agriculture timeline depicting how agriculture has changed through the years and how farming relates to other historical events. Some of the hands-on children’s activities include: washing clothes on a scrub board, milking a wooden cow, grinding corn and throwing irrigation tubes. A baby calf, lambs, a pig, chickens and turkeys are among the farm animals that will enrich your family’s experience at the farm museum.

The museum will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and is located at 4320 E. County Rd. 58 in Fort Collins. Entrance fees are $7 for Adults, $5 for Seniors 60+, $3 for Children 3-12, Children under 3 free.

Plan ahead for the upcoming 2014 Special Events:

• June 14, Vintage Base Ball Game — A team from the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association will play a local team from Wellington. Late-1800s rules and uniforms are used. Come join the fun, bring a picnic lunch, learn about early farm history on the farm tour and children’s activities. The Northern Colorado Model A Club will have their antique cars on display. Concessions will be sold, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the game. Game time is 1 p.m., other activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Sept. 27, Pioneer Living Day — Come see what life was like over 100 years ago. Special presentations include: spinning and quilting, food demonstrations, blacksmith, miniature hay-stacking equipment, beet farmer’s wife, draft horse models and working with horses.

There will be a photo booth, trolley rides around the farm and children’s activities. Bring a picnic lunch, there will be ice cream and lemonade for sale.

The museum is open through October and by appointment for groups of 10 or more. Please visit or call 970-482-9168 for more information and directions.