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Calendar of Events

Sep
20
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Free 30 minute “highlights” tour of the Museum. Call 719-385-5990 to reserve your spot.

Sep
25
Thu
HISTORIC CHARACTERIZATION: Will Rogers’ Story As America’s Story @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm

Will Rogers’ Story As America’s Story

Thursday, September 25 • 5:30-7:00 pm

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum • 215 S. Tejon St.

Free & Open to the Public, Reservations Required: visit www.cspm.org • call 385-5990

Dr. Doug Watson presents a historic characterization of entertainer and humorous critic “Will Rogers,” locally known from the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun built by benefactor Spencer Penrose from 1934 to 1937. “Will” will discuss some of his experiences and visions of America. The audience is encouraged to ask questions of both “Will” and Dr. Watson at the end of the presentation.

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Sep
27
Sat
Intergenerational Tour & Workshop (10am-Noon Session) @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 27

This program is offered twice – 10:00am to Noon OR 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Intergenerational Tour & Workshop

20 spots per workshop – Free and open to the public – Ages 8 and up, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs for one of two tours and workshops highlighting the importance of documenting and preserving the objects that help tell our family stories. During each two hour workshop participants will take a tour of the museum and particpate in several hands-on activties. Each participant is asked to bring one meanigful object. Participants will be interviewed telling the story of their object and will receive a digital file of their interview. Also, museum staff will share museum-quality tips on preserving your special object. Families are encouraged to participate as we celebrate Intergenerational Month during this interactive program.

Reservation Required: Please call 719-385-5990 or visit cspm.org

 

Children’s History Hour: Mr. Penrose’s Carriages (Ages 7-10) @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Local benefactors Spencer and Julie Penrose collected beautiful horse drawn carriages. Hear a story about this historic form of transportation, explore our own carriages in the museum, and make your own carriage craft! Special guest Jason Campbell, Curator of the El Pomar Carriage Museum, will join us for this program! This program is appropriate for children ages 7-10.

Photo courtesy of the Starsmore Center for Local History.

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Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Free 30 minute “highlights” tour of the Museum. Call 719-385-5990 to reserve your spot.

Intergenerational Tour & Workshop (1:00-3:00pm Session) @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, September 27

This program is offered twice – 10:00am to Noon OR 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Intergenerational Tour & Workshop

20 spots per workshop – Free and open to the public – Ages 8 and up, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs for one of two tours and workshops highlighting the importance of documenting and preserving the objects that help tell our family stories. During each two hour workshop participants will take a tour of the museum and particpate in several hands-on activties. Each participant is asked to bring one meanigful object. Participants will be interviewed telling the story of their object and will receive a digital file of their interview. Also, museum staff will share museum-quality tips on preserving your special object. Families are encouraged to participate as we celebrate Intergenerational Month during this interactive program.

Reservation Required: Please call 719-385-5990 or visit cspm.org

 

Oct
4
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Free 30 minute “highlights” tour of the Museum. Call 719-385-5990 to reserve your spot.

Oct
11
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Free 30 minute “highlights” tour of the Museum. Call 719-385-5990 to reserve your spot.

LECTURE SERIES: Van Briggle by the Numbers @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

711 designPikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series: Van Briggle by the Numbers

Kathy Honea

Kathy Honea and her husband, Bob Teas are collectors of American art pottery, members of the Am. Art Pottery Assoc., Pottery Lovers Reunion, and their local Antique Guild.  They travel throughout the country in search of pottery and visiting places of historical significance relating to pottery.  There primary focus is on early Van Briggle, pre-dating 1920, as well as documenting designs not previously recorded.

Kathy authored the book Van Briggle Notes in 2012; and has served as speaker on the topic of Van Briggle at the Am. Art Pottery Association, as well as various local and state antique groups.

The new book, Van Briggle Notes & More, includes theRevised Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs, first compiled in 1975 by Robert Wyman Newton.  The Catalogue contained almost 750 of what was then thought to be 900 designs created between the years of 1900 to 1912.  During the past 40 years, new studies and evidence has enabled us to add many new designs, add additional details for other previously recorded designs, and correct some earlier design details.

The Revised Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs is the one reference that every Van Briggle collector or pottery reseller needs to have in their reference library.

Van Briggle Notes & More will be available for the discounted price of $75 in the Museum Store the day of the event. The lecture will be followed by a sale and book signing in the Van Briggle exhibit, From Paris to the Plains

Reservations Required – Call (719) 385-5990 or visit www.cspm.org

$5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members

Oct
15
Wed
Children’s History Hour: Happy Birthday Mr. Palmer! (Ages 2-6) @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Celebrate General William Jackson Palmer’s birthday with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum! Palmer was a the founder of Colorado Springs, a General in the Civil War, and had an exciting career on the railroad! We’ll read ”Stormy’s Hat: Just Right for a Railroad Man” and make our own railroad hats! This program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.

Photo courtesy of the Starsmore Center for Local History.

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