The Historic Stanley Home Foundation
Not surprisingly, the vision of the 1904 home of F.O. and Flora Stanley being converted to public uses through a non-profit organization has been discussed in the community over many years. After all, it was from this magnificent home that the early 20th century development of Estes Park was greatly hastened by the Father of Estes Park, F.O
The four-acre site and the home have been very well taken care of in its 113-year existence, by its various owners. Because of that, the property is not only rich in local and regional history, but is also well-positioned to become a historic preservation that is very capable of sustaining. Read more...
You are cordially invited to spend an evening with F.O. Stanley, portrayed by professional re-enactor Kurtis Kelly. Please join us on Tuesday, May 14th at the Estes Valley Community Center, Room C on the lower level, at 6:00 p.m. Learn more about F.O. Stanley and the goals of the Historic Stanley Home Foundation. Light refreshments […]Read More
Dreams Really Do Come True: The Story of the Ivinson Mansion By Mary Mountain NOTE: The following describes how the storied Ivinson Mansion in Laramie, Wyoming, was saved and became the treasured Laramie Plains Museum that preserves important aspects of both Laramie’s and Wyoming’s history. The mission of the Laramie Plains Museum Association is similar […]Read More
F.O Stanley’s Life: Inspiration to Action for Civic Leaders and Community Members Planning is underway for training programs to accomplish a key part of the Historic Stanley Home Museum and Education Center’s mission. Examples from F.O. Stanley’s life will be used as inspiration to action on contemporary challenges for civic leaders and community members. Among the […]Read More
When F.O. Stanley, but recently recovered from a bout of tuberculosis, purchased land on which to build a summer home, there was as yet no Town of Estes Park, the community to whose subsequent growth and development over nearly four decades he would commit both his time and resources. The Stanley House, like the nearby […]Read More
As a history re-enactor, I marvel at the Stanley Historic Home as an ideal setting to celebrate the amazing stories of its original occupants. To enter this home is to be drawn immediately into its charm. Securing this historic treasure as a public site would be an economic, educational, and cultural “win” for our community, […]Read More