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Women’s History Month

During the month of March, CSPM will present programs, exhibits and tours celebrating women who made an impact in the Pikes Peak region and beyond.

Saturday, March 10

Sankofa Culture Day

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sankofa Culture Day celebrates Sankofa, a group that preserves and promotes cultural awareness of the African diaspora in the Rocky Mountain region. This family-friendly event will feature music, dance, storytelling, traditional foods, crafts and more. We are also thrilled to unveil our latest Story of Us theme, S= Sankofa. The new digital exhibit will premier during the event.

$5 Suggested Donation, Free for members

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Wednesday, March 21/Saturday, March 31

Children’s History Hour: Fannie Mae Duncan & Women of Jazz

10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Families are invited to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for a history adventure on the third Wednesday and last Saturday of each month! Children ages 3-6 will enjoy story time, a family-friendly exhibit tour, and crafts and activities. We explore a new theme each month! In celebration of Women’s History Month, March will explore the stories of Fannie Mae Duncan and women in jazz music.

$3 Suggested Donation, Free for members

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Saturday, March 24

The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates Exhibit Opening Day

This traveling exhibit from the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics was made possible by funding from Harlan and Alice Ann Ochs of Colorado Springs, in honor of Larry Ochs.

“The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates,” tells the story of the military wives who founded the organization that would later become the National League of POW/MIA Families.  This important national story is extremely relevant to the Pikes Peak region, which has a long history of military service and sacrifice. Colorado Springs Vice-Mayor (and later Mayor) Larry Ochs worked closely with Helene Knapp, a local and national leader in the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, to advocate for and support the Vietnam-era POW/MIA families in Colorado Springs.

CSPM is honored to be able to bring this exhibit to the Pikes Peak region and excited to work with the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics to raise awareness of this significant era in American History.

Book Talk with Heath Lee

Guests are invited to join author and exhibit curator, Heath Lee for a presentation of her forthcoming book, The League of Wives:  A True Story of Survival and Rescue from the Vietnam Homefront. St. Martin’s Press will publish the book in 2019.

Reservations Required – $5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members

The League of Wives Panel Discussion

Moderated by Audrey Coleman, Senior Archivist and Assistant Director of the Dole Institute of Politics, this fascinating panel discussion will explore the unique experiences of local POW/MIA wives, explain the roles of a select group of USAFA cadets and their close connections to families in the Pikes Peak Region, and describe the history of our homegrown advocacy organization, Colorado Springs for POWs.

Reservations Required – $5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members

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All Month Long

Windows into History Tours

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, Fridays at 11:00 am and Saturdays at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

This month, our free, 45-minute guided exploration of the museum will place a special emphasis on the stories of women in Pikes Peak regional history.

Free, drop-in tours; no reservations required