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Nov
17
Sat
EXHIBIT OPENING: Francis Drexel Smith: A Legacy on Canvas @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 17 all-day

Exhibit Opening: Francis Drexel Smith: A Legacy on Canvas

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is excited to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, Francis Drexel Smith: A Legacy on Canvas.

Credit: Untitled (Garden of the Gods), 1921, CSPM Collection, Gift of Florence K. Lawrie 

In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy, the exhibit will run November 17, 2018 – December 28, 2019. Born to a wealthy Chicago family in 1874, Francis Drexel Smith came to Colorado Springs in 1900. Like so many other well-to-do emigrants from the East and Midwest, he came for his health, recovered and stayed for a lifetime.

During five decades as a professional artist in Colorado Springs, Smith completed hundreds of canvases and was a key supporter and contributor to the nascent Colorado Springs arts community. This exhibition will feature more than 20 paintings, many executed between 1920 and 1945. Smith was a member and officer of the Colorado Springs Arts Society, the city’s first artists’ association, a founder and board chair of the Broadmoor Art Academy and a founding trustee of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. He maintained his studio there for nearly 20 years. To learn more about the artist and to view his work, be sure to visit Francis Drexel Smith: A Legacy on Canvas at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum beginning on November 17, 2018. Drop in anytime, no RSVP necessary.

Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? In this approximately 45 minute exploration of the museum, discover the unique stories of the people who journeyed to the Pikes Peak region.

Free, drop-in tour – no advanced registration required!

Nov
20
Tue
Fall Family Fun Days @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do during the Thanksgiving holiday break? Stop by the museum to enjoy wonderful regional history exhibits, complete a family-friendly scavenger hunt, and check-out the children’s “Trade at Bent’s Fort” interactive exhibit. At 10:30 am, children ages 3-6 can enjoy Children’s History Hour. Free guided tours are also offered each day at 11 am and 1 pm. No RSVP necessary.

 

Windows into History Tours @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? In this approximately 45 minute exploration of the museum, discover the unique stories of the people who journeyed to the Pikes Peak region.

Free, drop-in tour – no advanced registration required!

Nov
21
Wed
Fall Family Fun Days @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do during the Thanksgiving holiday break? Stop by the museum to enjoy wonderful regional history exhibits, complete a family-friendly scavenger hunt, and check-out the children’s “Trade at Bent’s Fort” interactive exhibit. At 10:30 am, children ages 3-6 can enjoy Children’s History Hour. Free guided tours are also offered each day at 11 am and 1 pm. No RSVP necessary.

 

Children’s History Hour: Fall in Colorado @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Children’s History Hour: Fall in Colorado

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 Fall in Colorado crafts and activities!

Nov
23
Fri
Windows into History Tours @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? In this approximately 45 minute exploration of the museum, discover the unique stories of the people who journeyed to the Pikes Peak region.

Free, drop-in tour – no advanced registration required!

Nov
24
Sat
Children’s History Hour: Fall in Colorado @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Children’s History Hour: Fall in Colorado

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 Fall in Colorado crafts and activities!

Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? In this approximately 45 minute exploration of the museum, discover the unique stories of the people who journeyed to the Pikes Peak region.

Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? In this approximately 45 minute exploration of the museum, discover the unique stories of the people who journeyed to the Pikes Peak region.

Free, drop-in tour – no advanced registration required!