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Cripple Creek, Colorado (THE OLD HOMESTEAD MUSEUM BOARD) July 07, 2022

The 3rd Annual Pearl DeVere Day is fast approaching, join us for all the fun on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The main attraction of the day will be the bed races starting at noon. Food truck, Beer Garden, outdoor games and live music complete the day.

Race teams can still register to participate in races, each team of 3 people (2 “Johns and 1” Pearl)

can find all the rules and register online www.oldhomesteadhouse.com or call 719-689-2485 for more information. The registration fee is $30.00. Beds and teams will also be eligible for prizes for bed design and team costumes. Bed check-in begins at 10:00 a.m., bed/suit judging will take place at 11:00 a.m. The races start at noon. In addition to the bed racing teams, ladies can participate in the competition for the best Madame costume which will start at 11 am.

Favorite band Six bucks and a Flight will play the Beer Garden from 1-5 p.m. Rusty’s BBQ will be on site, as well as snow cones for your refreshment. A photo booth, a Victorian clothing stand and games for the youngest will complete the day. Tons of fun for all to have.

The museum will be open for visits from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., it is advisable to call ahead to reserve a time slot. Reservations can be made by calling the museum at 719-689-9090 or registering on the website. 10 people will be allowed in every ½ hour, so book your slot soon.

The Old Homestead was built in 1896 and was the most elegant brothel in the Cripple Creek mining district in its heyday. Since 1958 the house has been operated as a museum and has been a public favorite ever since. With the continued support of the community, this treasure will be there for many generations to come.

For more information on The Old Homestead Museum, contact Charlotte Bumgarner at 719-689-2485 or [email protected]

About the Museum Board:

The Old Homestead Museum Board 501c(3) was formed in 1999 for the preservation and operation of the museum. The group raised enough money to buy the furniture and artifacts for the house and purchased the building. The last 5 years have been the restoration and rehabilitation of the 125 year old house, which needs loving care. The Council’s goal, made up of seven caring local residents, is to ensure that this part of Colorado’s history is preserved for future generations to learn about what life was like when the West was wild, and Cripple Creek was one of the hottest places in the county.

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