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Hamill House Summer Series
June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 2, 2019
Join Historic Georgetown for first Friday’s at the beautiful Hamill House Museum for a relaxing evening complete with drinks, music,special themes, activities, and featured entertainment from 5pm until 7pm. For tickets please visit the Historic Georgetown website.
June 7, 2019, Boomtown, 1860s-1900
Join us as we kick off our 2019 Summer series. Don’t put your Kentucky Derby Hat away just yet, because it will fit just fine with our Victorian celebration of BOOMTOWN — as gold and silver mining were bringing wealth to the Rockies and the Hamill House was built in 1867. Enjoy wine, beer (cash bar) and appetizers on the lawn, with other Victorian accents, flairs and music. Suggested attire: Victorian-style hats, mining, saloon girls, cowboys – wild, wild West
July 5, 2019, Good Ol’ Days, 1900-1940s
Kick back and enjoy the good ol’ days, circa 1900s-1940s –think white Edwardian dresses, barbershop quartets, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and soldiers coming home! Enjoy Dixieland Jazz, games, wine, beer (cash bar) and appetizers on the lawn as we celebrate our own country’s birthday too, Georgetown style. Suggested attire: Any period between 1900-1940s
August 2, 2019, Beach Party, 1960s-1970s
We wrap it up…..in a beach towel with a 1960s-70s style BEACH PARTY!!! Did you know that the Georgetown Society was incorporated on May 7, 1970? Georgetown Society, which is now Historic Georgetown Inc., was originally proposed in 1969 by founders Ron Neely, Cynthia Wadsworth and John Calhoun to local businessmen Bob Gibbs, Bob Bolander and Wally Baehler. So, let’s party down…. and listen to some old-time rock n’ roll – “In the Summertime”, “Island Girl”, “American Pie”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Proud Mary”, “Spirit in the Sky”, “Good Vibrations” and of course “Margaritaville” -and maybe play a little Beach Blanket Bingo or perhaps a Twist contest! We’ll be serving dinner and drinks as we transform the Hamill House Lawn to a beach scene. Suggested attire: Hawaiian shirts, muumuus, flip flops, clamdiggers, bikinis if you dare…
Did you know?
The Hamill House Museum is the centerpiece of its comprehensive residential interpretation of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District (designated 1966) within the context of the Rocky Mountain Mining West.
Originally constructed by Joseph Watson as a modest Country Gothic house in 1867, it was later purchased by Watson’s wealthy brother-in-law William Arthur Hamill. By 1879, Hamill had greatly expanded the mountain estate into a lavishly beautiful home with its conservatory, gas lighting, bay windows, walnut woodwork, central heating, and luxurious interior decor. The Hamill House Museum boasts original wallpaper in many of the rooms, as well as many original pieces of furniture. The other buildings on the property include the carriage house, Mr. Hamill’s granite office building, a laundry/summer kitchen, and a spacious six-seater privy.