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Walnut Wonders: The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit
Woodwork

Walnut Wonders: The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit

Walnut Wonders: The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit will be held from Friday, Nov. 13, through Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at The Great Frame Up Longmont. Selected woodworkers will display and sell creations of functional art, turned bowls and vases, furniture, wood sculptures, and folk art from harvested wood from the Ramey Homestead’s large black walnut tree.

Woodworkers Selected

A lottery was held in March 2019 and 85 woodworkers received wood from the Ramey Homestead black walnut tree. All selected woodworkers have agreed to create something from the wood and submit an image of their creations to be considered for exhibit in 2020. All exhibited work will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Foundation.

Selected woodworkers are required to complete, photograph, and submit work for consideration to exhibit by Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection to have their work included in the exhibit by Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

Work chosen for exhibit must be dropped off at The Great Frame Up Longmont on Monday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 10, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Unsold work is expected to be picked up from The Great Frame Up Longmont on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Ramey Black Walnut Log
  • Ramey Black Walnut Log
  • Ramey Black Walnut Log
  • Ramey Black Walnut Log

Exhibit

The exhibit will be held at The Great Frame Up Longmont from Nov. 13 through Dec. 30, 2020.

Background

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.

Did you know?

Did you know that all parts of the black walnut tree, along with other hardwood trees found in Boulder County, including red maple, chokecherry, and oak, are toxic to horses?

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