Annual Pearl’s Follies To Serve as Victorian Elegance Benefit

Popular Event and Party Will Assist Old Homestead House Museum




Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2 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 at the Cripple Creek Elks Lodge.


The 25th annual Pearl’s Follies fundraiser to benefit the Old Homestead Museum is again being held where our event history started at Cripple Creek BPOE 316 Elks Lodge.  Unfortunately, the smaller location limits attendance numbers, only 120 tickets will be offered for the event this year, which will include a fun-filled cocktail hour, plated Victorian dinner and dancing. This is still the event where local Cripple Creek area residents get together to share their love of the community, Colorado history and having a great time catching up 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.


Doors open at 5 pm for cocktail hour and catching up with your neighbors.  The plated Victorian inspired dinner will be prepared and served by our great friends from the Miramont Castle Museum will be served at 6:30. During dinner enjoy music from the band Handsome Mollies then stick around after as they kick it up for dancing. Ticket prices are $30 per person, and due to the limited number of tickets, you will need to pay in advance to get your tickets.  We have 4 VIP tables (8 folks per table) for $350, 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 4 of these tables available so check quickly. All tickets are first paid, first served. The 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



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 Old Homestead House Museum 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.