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Family Weekend Workshop (Session #1)

June 29, 2019 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
CSPM Front Desk


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!


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