OCCHS sets program Oct. 14 on Ivywild neighborhood's century-old historyThe 102-year-old “Treasured History of the Ivywild Neighborhood” will be told at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., Friday, Oct. 14.
Presented by Ivywild neighborhood leaders Linda Johnson and Molly Merry, the program will be from 11 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $5 a person, but free for members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the all-volunteer group that owns and runs the center and its museum.
Johnson and Merry have also written a recent book with almost the same title as their presentation, and copies will be available.
Their organization, the Ivywild Improvement Society, “was originally founded in 1914 to provide street lights and fire hydrants for the area,” according to the About section on the society's Facebook page. More recently, the area southeast of the Westside worked with the city to develop a master plan addressing such issues as land use, zoning, public improvements and services, the page states.
For more information on OCCHS programs or becoming a member, the Old Colorado City History Center is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or call during those times at 636-1225.
Westside Pioneer/press release