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A-Historic-Project

A Historic Project: 100 Years in the Making

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is thrilled to announce its Grand Reopening date on Saturday, July 13. This date marks the successful completion of the year-long,  $8 million HVAC and Building Restoration project.

“After this extensive and transformative capital project, we are thrilled to welcome back the community to their local history museum. We are looking forward to showcasing and celebrating an updated visitor experience at the CSPM.” – Matt Mayberry, CSPM Director

HVAC Construction Recap

Throughout the project, staff provided updates about the HVAC and Building Restoration Project through online articles and videos. 

A Historic Project: 100 Years in the Making

First Day to Visit is Sat., July 13

The CSPM will be open to the public on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 215 S. Tejon Street. Operating hours for the Museum will be Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Refreshed and New Exhibits to Explore

Visitors will enjoy refreshed exhibits and new stories through the building include:

  • New! 50% of the Story: Women Expressing Creativity
  • New! Camping in the Rockies
  • New! Accessorize It!
  • New! Visible Collections Workspace

Visit our Program Calendar

The CSPM staff offer a variety of programs for all ages to connect with local history from history strolls, guided tours, to Family Fun Days for the entire family to enjoy.

Students in the Starsmore Center for Local History looking at archival materials.

How can I research the CSPM's collection?

Research services are currently paused. We encourage researches to explore the CSPM’s online collections database and resources for their research needs.

A group of people look at artifacts in an exhibit

Is the CSPM accept artifact and archival donations during this time?

The preservation of artifacts and archival materials in our collections are our top priority. In order to focus on the protection and preservation of our collections, the CSPM are pausing active collection of artifacts and archival materials during this time.

Is the CSPM accepting facility rental requests?

The CSPM is suspending facility rental events and requests until July 1, 2024 for facility rentals beginning in September.

How can I support the CSPM?

Individuals like you support the CSPM’s mission to build a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. Your donation today will develop new programming and exhibits for our newly renovated spaces in the historic 1903 El Paso County Courthouse.

A black and white photo of the interior of a courtroom

How was this $8 million capital project funded?

In 2022, the CSPM launched a capital campaign to support the HVAC and Building Restoration Project. Individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations supported this transformative moment in our institution’s history. We would like to recognize and thank the generous supporters for this project:

ANN Naughton Family Foundation
City of Colorado Springs
Clock Tower Society
CSPM Corporation
CSPM Foundation
Downtown Development Authority
El Pomar Foundation
Gates Family Foundation
Lyda Hill Philanthropies
History Colorado State Historical Fund
In Honor of Ralph Collins
LART
Thomas and Alberta Meagher Legacy Giving Fund