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Calendar of Events

Jun
18
Tue
Food Truck Tuesdays @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Food Truck Tuesdays

Every week on the museum’s west lawn
from May 14 through October 29, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Follow us on Facebook for weekly updates!

Featuring:

Black Forest Chew Chew • Go Fish • High Grade Foods • Lucy I’m Home • Marlee Rae’s • Mateo’s    Mira Sol • Potato Potato • Roc and Ro Shushi  Rooster’s Competition BBQ and Catering • Scratch Mobile Kitchen • Witty Pork’s Woodfired Pizza

Also enjoy music in the park, and take a History in 10 Tour

Community event, no RSVP required.

Windows into History Tours @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 18 @ 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!

Jun
19
Wed
Children’s History Hour: Urban Nature Adventure @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children’s History Hour: Urban Nature Adventure

Ignite Their Curiosity with a History Adventure for Children ages 3 – 6 !

Let’s find nature in the city! We’ll read Curious Garden by Peter Brown and go on a scavenger hunt adventure inside and outside the museum as we look for nature in our past and present! We’ll make our own mini egg carton gardens to take home.

Children ages 3-6 and their favorite adult are invited to explore regional history through story time, a family-friendly tour, activity, and craft.

Make a morning of it! After the event learn through play in our interactive “Trade at Bent’s Fort” children’s exhibit or explore the museum with Max the Marmot by picking up a Picture Hunt at the front desk.

Jun
20
Thu
History Happy Hour: Vintage Game Night @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Reminisce by playing beloved games dating from the 1800s to the 1980s – Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Morris, Battleship, Shoot the Moon, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em and more! Bring your friends and enjoy a variety of board, card, and table games related to different eras of Pikes Peak regional history.

The event is open to adults (21+). $10 tickets include after-hours museum and event admission, 1 alcoholic beverage, sodas and plenty of game snacks. Additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Buy online and save! Door tickets are $15.

Jun
21
Fri
Windows into History Tours @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 21 @ 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!

Jun
22
Sat
Family Weekend Workshop (Session #1) @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 22 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

 

Family Weekend Workshop

Join us for an interactive “sensing history” experience! Using your five senses enjoy a family-friendly exhibit program, then head to our Maker Space for a craft, experiment, or fun activity highlighting regional history. Recommended for families with children 6 and older. Each session is limited to 30 guests. Register early to guarantee a spot!

Make a day of it! After the event learn through play in our interactive “Trade at Bent’s Fort” children’s exhibit or explore the museum with Max the Marmot by picking up a Picture Hunt at the front desk.

June 8: Quilting Stories

What stories do quilts tell? Early settlers created beautiful quilts not only to keep warm, but to preserve memories of community and family. Using bits of recycled scraps of fabric from old blankets, clothing, curtains and more, quilters pieced together many different stories into one quilt. Join the Piecing Partners Quilt Guild  to learn more and design a mini quilt. You will learn basic quilting techniques and take home your own mug rug!

June 15: Creative Culinary

Clear Green Turtle. Oyster Patti. Fancy Cake. These are just some of the items featured on historic menus from the Antlers Hotel! We’ll explore the culinary history of the Pikes Peak region and head to the Maker Space to create a special recipe to take home.

June 22: City of Sunshine

Did you know the Pikes Peak region gets over 300 days of sunshine every year? Throughout the 19th and 20th century Colorado Springs was a major treatment center for Tuberculosis. It was believed our wonderful sunshine could cure consumptives. Learn more about this history and explore the power of the sun while creating solar nature prints.

June 29: Order in the Court

Order in the court! The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is housed in the historic El Paso County Courthouse. We’ll explore the Division 1 Courtroom and look for clues of the distant past throughout the building. Then we’ll head to the Makers Space where we’ll try our hand at making the imitation marble (scagliola) seen throughout the building.

July 13: Mission Exploration

Learn the story of explorer Zebulon Montgomery Pike who arrived in the Pikes Peak region in 1806. Check-out objects utilized by early explorers and learn some of the historic skills necessary to survive in the outdoors of Pikes Peak region. We’ll end the program by creating our own explorers journals to track adventures in!

 

Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 22 @ 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.

Family Weekend Workshop (Session #2) @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Family Weekend Workshop

Join us for an interactive “sensing history” experience! Using your five senses enjoy a family-friendly exhibit program, then head to our Maker Space for a craft, experiment, or fun activity highlighting regional history. Recommended for families with children 6 and older. Each session is limited to 30 guests. Register early to guarantee a spot!

Make a day of it! After the event learn through play in our interactive “Trade at Bent’s Fort” children’s exhibit or explore the museum with Max the Marmot by picking up a Picture Hunt at the front desk.

June 8: Quilting Stories

What stories do quilts tell? Early settlers created beautiful quilts not only to keep warm, but to preserve memories of community and family. Using bits of recycled scraps of fabric from old blankets, clothing, curtains and more, quilters pieced together many different stories into one quilt. Join the Piecing Partners Quilt Guild  to learn more and design a mini quilt. You will learn basic quilting techniques and take home your own mug rug!

June 15: Creative Culinary

Clear Green Turtle. Oyster Patti. Fancy Cake. These are just some of the items featured on historic menus from the Antlers Hotel! We’ll explore the culinary history of the Pikes Peak region and head to the Maker Space to create a special recipe to take home.

June 22: City of Sunshine

Did you know the Pikes Peak region gets over 300 days of sunshine every year? Throughout the 19th and 20th century Colorado Springs was a major treatment center for Tuberculosis. It was believed our wonderful sunshine could cure consumptives. Learn more about this history and explore the power of the sun while creating solar nature prints.

June 29: Order in the Court

Order in the court! The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is housed in the historic El Paso County Courthouse. We’ll explore the Division 1 Courtroom and look for clues of the distant past throughout the building. Then we’ll head to the Makers Space where we’ll try our hand at making the imitation marble (scagliola) seen throughout the building.

July 13: Mission Exploration

Learn the story of explorer Zebulon Montgomery Pike who arrived in the Pikes Peak region in 1806. Check-out objects utilized by early explorers and learn some of the historic skills necessary to survive in the outdoors of Pikes Peak region. We’ll end the program by creating our own explorers journals to track adventures in!

 

Windows Into History Tour @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 22 @ 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!

Jun
25
Tue
Food Truck Tuesdays @ Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Food Truck Tuesdays

Every week on the museum’s west lawn
from May 14 through October 29, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Follow us on Facebook for weekly updates!

Featuring:

Black Forest Chew Chew • Go Fish • High Grade Foods • Lucy I’m Home • Marlee Rae’s • Mateo’s    Mira Sol • Potato Potato • Roc and Ro Shushi  Rooster’s Competition BBQ and Catering • Scratch Mobile Kitchen • Witty Pork’s Woodfired Pizza

Also enjoy music in the park, and take a History in 10 Tour

Community event, no RSVP required.