Museum Fundraiser Event
Exclusive Day Tour of the Elkhead Rock School House with Dorothy Wickenden, author of the Ny Times bestseller book: 'Nothing Daunted" which featured the school house!!
The School house is located on private property- thanks to the generosity of the Green Family for sharing the school with us in order to raise funds to help the Museum continue to preserve our local history!!
For 2018 we have been very fortunate that the author of the book and executive editor of the New Yorker magazine, Dorothy Wickenden will join us for the tour making the experience even more memorable!!
Saturday-June 30th, 2018
Come and immerse yourself in local history while supporting the museum!!
The day will kick off at the Hayden Heritage Museum where participants will check in at the Museum at 9 am, enjoy coffee and muffins and browse the museum exhibits. Bring your "Nothing Daunted' book to get signed or copies will be available for purchase in the Museum gift shop. We will board shuttles promptly at 9:30 am to make the journey as the girls did 100 years ago to the Elk Head Rock Schoolhouse. Shuttles will stop along the way to highlight the teachers experiences traveling to the Elkhead area and some of the places mentioned in the book. Once at the Rock School House, participants can either take a short guided nature walk with a local naturalist, who will discuss the areas flora and fauna and what hardships the Elkhead area homesteaders faced as well as stop at the homestead cabin site of later school teacher Iva Rench. - or just enjoy the beautiful vistas of the rugged Elkhead area and the schoolhouse .
Don't forget to bring your camera!
After the walk enjoy a cafeteria style lunch in the school house and talk with the author Dorothy Wickenden (and get your book signed) as well as the owners of the building who purchased and preserved the school house.
The tour will return to Hayden by aprox. 3:30/ 4 pm.
The Museum will be open so don't miss the Elkhead pictorial display.
The Hayden Heritage Center is a nonprofit 501c3 entity.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes, shoes (sandals not recommended), hat and sunscreen.
Lunch, museum water bottles/ water stations, and transportation are provided. Please be aware bathroom facilities will consist of portojohns.
Event will not be cancelled due to inclemental weather, however it may be moved to the lower Elkhead school house if the road is impassable- sorry no refunds
The Elkhead Rock Schoolhouse sits in a remote area aprox 40 minutes north of Hayden- located on private land it is not accesible to the public except for this one day event!
Pre registration is required due to the limited space
Tickets are $100
includes transportation and lunch
Members get 10% off - please contact the museum for discount purchase!!! Either email the museum at or call Tues-Thurs 9-5pm (970) 276-4380
Click the 'Buy Now' button below , this will take you to a secure paypal site. Make sure you enter your first and last name(s) onto your ticket(s) before clicking the paypal button, and include your email once at the paypal site. You may purchase multiple tickets under one name and don't forget to print your receipt!
Please be at the Museum at 9 am day of your tour to check in.
Coffee, and bakegoods will be available
Shuttes will leave at 9:30
Sorry the School house Tour is sold out!
Cant make the tour? June 30th 5:30-6:30
Meet & Greet the Author , Dorothy Wickenden at The Carpenter Ranch
bring your book for signing or purchase onsite from Off the Beaten Path bookstore
Please RSVP by June 27th
What to immerse a bit more.... visit these local places connected to the book:
Tracks and Trails Museum in Oak Creek where the Perrys had their mines
Carpenter Ranch- Now the Nature Conservancy- Formerly the Dawson Ranch and later where Ferry Carpenter lived
Planning your visit..Places to Stay & Visit and our Sponsors: