2020 Scholar Series - CSPM
  • Museum Hours: 10am–5pm | Tues – Sat
  • Free Admission
  • Museum Hours: 10am–5pm | Tues – Sat
  • Free Admission

2020 Scholar Series

As Colorado Springs looks forward to commemorating our sesquicentennial anniversary, the Museum will present three permanent exhibits that fundamentally reshape our understanding of this community’s compelling, richly diverse, and unique history. Opening in November 2020, Cultural Crossroads will be the second exhibit in preparation for this anniversary. In celebration of this groundbreaking exhibit the 2020 Scholars Series will promote the latest academic scholarship to foster a new understanding of Pikes Peak
Regional history.

Scholars from the region and throughout the country will take guests on a comprehensive and fascinating journey through the past. Consider how the scenic beauty of the area inspired trailblazing filmmakers. Explore key aspects of the fight for women’s suffrage in our community. Discover the use of virtual reality in depicting life in the past. We’ll welcome award winning historians to place local history in a national context. Megan Kate Nelson, Massachusetts-based writer and historian, will discuss the West’s role in the Civil War. University of North Dakota associate professor, Cynthia Prescott will challenge us to view monuments dedicated to the pioneer experience with new eyes. We’ll even trek into the prehistoric era and join scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to discuss their revolutionary findings at Corral Bluffs. This series, like the new Cultural Crossroads exhibit, has something for everyone. Do not miss these opportunities to broaden your knowledge and explore new ideas.

August 8 at 2:00 pm

In celebration of museum’s groundbreaking Cultural Crossroads exhibit (opening November 2020), the 2020 Scholars Series will promote the latest academic scholarship to foster a …

October 10 at 2:00 pm

Sixty-six million years ago a 6 mile wide asteroid slammed into Earth and caused the extinction of more than 75% …