Telling Stories of Local Women Throughout the CSPM - CSPM

Telling Stories of Local Women Throughout the CSPM

March is National Women’s History Month and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is proud to join organizations across the country in commemorations that examine the vital role of women in American History. The CSPM tells local women’s stories throughout its galleries:

Upcoming Events


"COS@150: Exploring Colorado Springs' Story Through Objects"

COS@150 shares the stories of dozens of local women including Maude McFerran Price, Lulu Stroud Pollard, Julie Penrose, Fannie Mae Duncan, Judy Noyes, Bee Vradenburg, “Mama” Susie Perkins, and the women of the Colorado Springs Civic League.

"This Shall Be the Land for Women"

This Shall Be the Land for Women highlights Colorado’s historic role in granting women the right to vote by popular referendum in 1893, a full 27 years before the federal amendment.

"Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project"

A community-based exhibit, Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project uses artifacts, photographs, and stories to put this once vibrant neighborhood back on the map. Former residents Ruth Melena, Josie Ontiveros, and Josie Ornelas share their unique perspectives of living in this historic neighborhood southwest of downtown.

"Any Place that is North and West: African Americans in Colorado Springs"

Any Place That is North and West tells the story of life in Colorado Springs for generations of Black residents following the Great Migration. The exhibit details the supportive community they created and their role in shaping the city, including the personal stories of Gretchen McRae, the Stroud Family, Vera Gang Scott, and Joyce Gilmer among others.

"A Home of One's Own: The Life of Helen Hunt Jackson"

A Home of One’s Own: The Life of Helen Hunt Jackson examines the famous nineteenth-century American author’s life, work, friendships, literary and personal influences, family, and home in Colorado Springs through photographs, artifacts, documents, three original rooms of the Jackson House and an interactive touchscreen.

"The Story of Us: Pikes Peak Region A through Z"

The Story of Us encourages visitors to connect stories through their physical location in the permanent gallery digital interface and mobile device. The Story of Us features stories of women including Julia Archibald Holmes, the talented women of Sankofa, the Vallejo Family, and Elvira among others.

Women's History Month Scavenger Hunt

Children and their families are invited to explore local women’s stories throughout the Museum. This family-friendly activity will challenge our younger visitors and their families to learn about women’s significant role in our community’s history. 

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The CSPM will be highlighting stories throughout February on its social media platforms.