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Calendar of Events

Oct
31
Fri
HALLOWEEN HISTORY HUNT @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Photo courtesy of the Starsmore Center for Local History - from the Tim Nicholson Collection.

Photo courtesy of the Starsmore Center for Local History – from the Tim Nicholson Collection.

Halloween History Hunt

Pick up your guide at the front desk and hunt for history throughout the museum’s exhibits! Get a special treat at the front desk once you’ve completed the search. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume, enjoy spooky story time, and make a creepy craft before you leave!

Let us know you’re coming! – Call (719) 385-5990

$2 Suggested Donation Per Child

Nov
1
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

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

Nov
8
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Colorado Culture Bus Tour @ Bent's Old Fort Historical Site
Nov 8 @ 12:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Colorado Culture Bus Tour to Bent’s Old Fort National Historical Site

When: Saturday, November 8 • Departs Colorado Springs at 12:30 pm • Returns about 11:00 pm

Reservations Required: RSVP Here Before 10/18 • call 719.520.6388

Cost:  $50 per person.  Includes full access and to Bent’s Old Fort, Film Showing, Dinner, Light Snacks, Transportation, Activities & Entertainment, Door Prizes & Give Aways

Let us do the driving while you enjoy a comfortable worry-free motor coach ride to Bent’s Old Fort for their annual Native American Heritage Day celebration.  Located in La Junta, Colorado, the nearly 200 year old fort was the trading post for many goods amongst the white man and Native Americans.  Close ties developed resulting in cultures and lives being shared and respected.

This event is to honor the people of the Plains and their time and place in the Southern Plains.  Guest presenter Michael (Bad Hand) Terry, “Plains Indians Regalia and Customs” author, will display and demonstrate his outstanding collection of artifacts and tell the stories of the Plains Indians’ life.  Martin Knifechief of Cheyenne lineage will re-enact trade scenes in the fort’s council room where tribes gathered for trade in the 1840′s.  A special guided tour will follow.  The 1920 silent film, “The Daughter of Dawn,” a film left undiscovered for 85 years, will be shown in its entirety at the Koshare Indian Kiva and Museum.  The film features an all Native American cast using their own gear and horses, the only of its kind!

Activities and entertainment will be provided during the ride as well as door prizes and give-aways.  Light snacks and dinner are included.  The bus will leave from and return to 2002 Creek Crossing Road which is the park headquarters building in Bear Creek Regional Park.  All Ages 6+ are welcome.  Youth 16 and under must be supervised by an adult.  Space is limited!

Sponsored by The  Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and El Paso County Parks

Lecture: El Pomar Foundation Penrose Heritage Museum @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Jason Campbell, El Pomar Carriage Museum Curator, will share fascinating stories of the Penrose Heritage Museum’s extensive collection and the legacy of benefactor Spencer Penrose. The Museum features 31 horse-drawn carriages and 13 motorized vehicles, including Mrs. Penrose’s 1928 Cadillac limousine.  Among the exhibits are two presidential carriages, including an 1841 Williamsburg Brougham used for the inauguration ceremony of William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the Unites States. The museum also recently expanded to tell the story of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Reservations Required – Call (719) 385-5990 or reserve online

$5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members

Nov
12
Wed
NEW VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Do you love history? learning? working with people?

Attend a Volunteer Information Session to learn about the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s Volunteer Program. During a brief program you’ll learn about local history and the mission and work of the Museum,  take a tour, and explore our volunteer opportunities and requirements.

Fall volunteer opportunities include: cart guides, program volunteers, museum shop, and front desk greeters.

Please let us know you’re coming by completing our Event RSVP Form.

Questions? Contact Meg Poole, Museum Program Coordinator, at 719-385-5631 or mpoole@springsgov.com.

We are not currently recruiting volunteers for our collections or research departments. 

Nov
15
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Nov
22
Sat
Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Nov
29
Sat
ART-ifacts & Crafts Series: Decoupage Boxes @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

 

Be inspired by artifacts in The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s collection to create your own crafts! Featuring a fascinating discussion of artifacts, guided crafting time with a trained instructor, supplies and light refreshments, you will create your own project to take home. Just in time for the holidays, we’ll make unique Decoupage Boxes – a great way to wrap those holiday gifts! Ages 8+, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations Required – Call 719-385-5990 or reserve online

Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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