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Sesquicentennial at the CSPM

Sesquicentennial Exhibits

The CSPM is unveiling permanent exhibits to fundamentally reshape our understanding of this community’s compelling, richly diverse and unique history. 

In honor of Colorado Springs’ upcoming sesquicentennial anniversary, the CSPM is excited to unveil its newest exhibit, COS@150, on Saturday January 30, 2021. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture will feature 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years.
"Evidence: Finding the Facts about General William Jackson Palmer" Exhibit Banner
By examining newly unearthed archaeological evidence along with extensive archival materials, visitors will test assumptions, challenge myths and gain new insights into Palmer and his family.


Sesquicentennial Scholar Series

Did you miss the Sesquicentennial Scholar Series? Watch the recorded lectures on the CSPM's YouTube Page.

Little Learners

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate local history with the whole family.

History Detectives

Enjoy for fun and educational experiences for school aged children.

150th Adventure Passport

The CSPM is part of the 150th Adventure Passport Program! Younger residents and their families are challenged to visit different parks, museums and special sites to learn more about the city's history.

Education Resource Guide

We need your help to celebrate and commemorate our sesquicentennial. This Education Resource Guide provides ideas on how your districts, schools, classrooms students, and their families can get involved.

City of Colorado Springs Celebration

The City of Colorado Springs has an array of planned activities for the entire year. Visit their website to explore all of the programming.

Upcoming Events


Supporters of the CSPM's Sesquicentennial

  • El Pomar Foundation
  • The Clock Tower Society
  • The CSPM Foundation
  • The Margaret and Al Hill Family Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • H. Chase Stone Trust
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust 
  • Helen McCaffrey Charitable Trust
  • Myron Stratton Home
  • The Strake Foundation
  • Ent Credit Union
  • Giddings Foundation
  • KRDO
  • Newmont Ventures Limited Community Investment Fund
  • Tiemens Foundation
  • Union Pacific Foundation