Gateway Gazette

The Museum Of The Highwood Announces Home Again: The High River Historic Homes Tour 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See what eight High River historic homes (and a church) look like from the inside out! The Museum of the Highwood is delighted to present its eighth Historic Homes Tour.

This year is more significant than ever. Several of the featured structures sustained extensive damage in last June’s flood, but have been lovingly restored by their dedicated owners.

The homeowners have infused their homes with their own personalities and special style. Enhancing the experience will be fascinating stories visitors will enjoy about each home and its former occupants.

Merna and W.O. Mitchell at work in their former High River home, 1958. After sustaining heavy damage in the 2013 flood, the house has been restored and will be on the 2014 tour.
Merna and W.O. Mitchell at work in their former High River home, 1958. After sustaining heavy damage in the 2013 flood, the house has been restored and will be on the 2014 tour.

We are especially happy to announce that the restored and renewed W.O. Mitchell house in High River will be a part of the tour. Ticket holders will also be able to tour the W.O. Mitchell: Folksy, Foothills, Philospher exhibit at the museum before (or after) touring the homes.

Ticket holders will start their tour at the Museum of the Highwood, where they will pick up their maps and guidebooks; then visit each of the homes in any order desired.

Tickets ($25.) are available in advance at the museum in the former CPR station in downtown High River at 406 First Street S.W., by phone, 403-652-7156, or by email, info@museumofthehighwood.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Museum of the Highwood on the day of the tour. Early arrival is suggested so that there will be time to tour all the homes and St. Benedict’s Church.

All proceeds will support the museum’s ongoing collections restoration, exhibits and programs.

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