Celebrate Pearl DeVere Day

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 23rd 10 am to 6 pm.  The Day’s main attraction will be the Bed Races starting at noon.  Food truck, Beer Garden, outdoor games, and live music rounds out the day.


Race Teams can still sign up to participate in the races, each 3-person team (2 “Johns and 1 “Pearl)

can find all the rules and register online www.oldhomesteadhouse.com or call 719-689-2485 for more information. Registration fee is $30.00.  Beds and teams will also be eligible for prizes for bed design and team costumes.  The check in for beds begins at 10 am, Judging of the beds/costumes will be at 11am.  Races start at noon.  Besides the bed race teams, ladies can enter the best Madame costume contest which will begin at 11 am.


Favorite band Six bucks and a Flight will be playing at the Beer Garden from 1 pm to 5 pm.   Rusty’s BBQ will be on site, plus snow cones for your refreshment.  Photo booth, Victorian clothing booth and games for the younger crowd will round out the day.  Tons of fun to be had by all.


The museum will be open for tours from one until 5pm, it is advised you call ahead to reserve a time slot.  Reservations can be made by calling the museum 719-689-9090 or check in on the website. 10 folks will be allowed in every ½ hour so get your slot reserved soon.


The Old Homestead was built in 1896 and was the most elegant brothel in the Cripple Creek Mining District during 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 around for many generations to come.


For additional information about The Old Homestead Museum, contact Charlotte Bumgarner at 719-689-2485 or cb4mile@hughes.net.


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 has raised enough money to purchase the furnishings and artifacts of the house and purchased the building. The last 5 years have been restoration and rehabilitation of the 125-year-old house, which needs tender loving care. The goal of The Board, comprised of seven caring local-area residents, is to ensure that this piece of Colorado History is preserved for future generations to learn how life was in the days when the West was wild, and Cripple Creek was one of the hottest places in the county.