The 24th Annual Pearl’s Follies Party Celebrates a Night of Victorian Elegance

Historic  Benefit Slated For The Old Homestead House Museum



Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 4 to attend Cripple Creek’s most popular party of the year. 


This annual celebration is a fundraiser for The Old Homestead House Museum where everyone is welcome to join in the fun this year at the Cripple Creek Elks Lodge.


The 2th annual Pearl’s Follie fundraiser to benefit the Old Homestead Museum is making some changes this year and we hope you will love them.


We are back at where the 1st Pearl’s Follies was held, The Cripple Creek Elks #316 Lodge Building.


Only 120 tickets will be offered for the event this year, which will include a fun filled cocktail hour, plated Victorian dinner and the dancing. Yes, we still want to be the event were local Cripple Creek area residents get together to share their love of the community, Colorado history and having a great time with family and friends. 


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.


We are changing up things this year. There will be no formal variety show, but there will be entertainment during the cocktail hour and some during the dinner.  Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 featuring Victorian hors d’oeuvres made and served by the CC/V high school culinary class.


A plated Victorian inspired dinner will be prepared and served by our great friends from the Miramont Castle Museum.  After dinner will be a live auction followed by the band “RODEO ROAD APPLES” for your dancing pleasure. 


Ticket prices are $30 per person, and due to the limited number of tickets, you will need to pay in advance to get your ticket in hand.  We also have added 3 VIP tables (8 folks per table) for $300, which will include complimentary champagne, commemorative champagne glasses, served dinner first and membership in the Old Homestead House Museum Inc. for each person at the table again there are only 3 of these tables available so check quickly. All tickets are first paid, first served. Dress code will be semi-formal or Victorian wear.  Evening does include the ever-popular silent auction and a few live auction items.


We are still looking for sponsors and items for the auctions as well. If you can help with any of these needs, please give us a call. Charlotte 719-689-2485 or Kirstie at 719-371-6238


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For additional information about The Old Homestead Museum, contact Charlotte Bumgarner at 719-689-2485 or or The Old Homestead Museum at 719-689-9090.


About the Museum Board:

The Old Homestead Museum Board 501c(3) was formed in 1999 for the preservation and operation of the museum. In the last five years the group has raised enough money to purchase the furnishings and artifacts of the house, and now after years of hard work and the generous contributions from the community, has purchased the building. The goal of The Board, comprised of six 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.