Walnut Wonders is an exhibit featuring functional art, turned bowls and vases, furniture, wood sculptures, toys, musical instruments, kitchen items and folk art from harvested wood from the Ramey Homestead’s large black walnut tree.
The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit
Items can also be viewed and purchased online at WalnutWonders.com starting Friday, Nov. 13.
All purchased items must be picked up at The Great Frame Up Longmont. Items will not be shipped.
A small number of booklets will be available for purchase at The Great Frameup after Nov. 13 for $3. Orders may also be placed through the online store through the first week in December and will be available for pickup at The Great Frameup during the week of Jan. 4.
Thank you to the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Foundation for their support of the exhibit and for contributing to the creation of the booklet. The Great Frame Up Longmont will generously donate 10% of sales to the Foundation.
In 2001, Boulder County purchased the Ramey Homestead, a 22‐acre property located in north central Boulder County, west of the Town of Hygiene. The property is under an agricultural lease for livestock grazing and closed to the public.
In April 1861, George W. Webster arrived on the property from Iowa and the following year filed a 160 acre homestead application for the property. George W. Webster was a nursery man and made many journeys to California to visit relatives. It is surmised that he brought many trees and plants, including the Ramey black walnut tree, back to Colorado to plant on his property.
The tree succumbed to Thousand Cankers Disease and was removed in 2018 for safety reasons. Learn more about Thousand Cankers Disease.