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Upcoming events at The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

 

Last updated 5/25/2021 at 10:08am | View PDF

Courtesy of city of Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) has numerous events planned during June in celebration of the city of Colorado Springs' 150th birthday. The museum is at 215 S. Tejon St. Call 719-385-5990 or visit http://www.cspm.org for more information.

Every Tuesday, June 1 – Aug. 31 

Food Truck Tuesdays are back! 

11 a.m. –1:30 p.m. 

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum's Food Truck Tuesdays are back! Enjoy a tasty lunch from local food trucks at the CSPM, every Tuesday on the museum's west lawn. Be sure to stop by between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Stay tuned and visit http://www.cspm.org for the date unveil. 

Saturdays – June 12 and June 26 

[email protected] History Stroll 

10–11:30 a.m. 

On July 31, 1871, the story of the city of Colorado Springs began. A small group of people gathered near what is today the southeast corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues, for a founding ceremony. Over the past 150 years, the city grew and developed around that very spot where the first stake was driven. As we venture to and around the three historic downtown parks-Acacia, Antlers, and Alamo-we'll explore stories of celebration, innovation and determination. This outdoor tour is drawn from the Museum's newest exhibit, [email protected], which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years. Tickets are $5 per guest. Each stroll is limited to 10 guests. 

Purchase $5 tickets today to reserve your spot at https://give.cspm.org/cos150stroll. 

Friday, June 11 and June 25 

Family Fun Day 

10 a.m.– 2 p.m. 

History comes to life through crafts, demonstrations, and family-friendly activities located throughout the Museum. Pre-registration required. 

Registration will open two-weeks in advance of the program at http://www.cspm.org. 

Saturday, June 12 

Sesquicentennial Scholar Series 

Virtual Lecture: The Peak of Racing-Behind the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 

2–3 p.m. 

In honor of Colorado Springs' sesquicentennial anniversary, the CSPM unveiled a new exhibit, [email protected] This robust exploration of our community's history and culture features 150 objects, illuminates 150 stories, commemorates 150 years. Throughout the commemoration year we invite you to explore these stories through a series of regional history lectures. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

Have you ever wondered what it's like to race up Pikes Peak at breakneck speeds? Join Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champ Chris Lennon as he covers the last 100 years of this world-famous race's history, and gives you the next best thing to being in an actual race car, heading to the summit! 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER 

Chris Lennon wrote the book on Pikes Peak, literally, as the author of "The Peak of Racing". He is a longtime Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competitor, winner, and fan of the race. Chris is a local, who also runs MediAnswers, a global media tech consulting firm, and Winding Road Adventures, leading tours to Europe. 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.cspm.org/scholarseries. 

Wednesday, June 16 

In-Person Little Learners: Let's Play! 

Program #1: 10–10:45 a.m. 

Program #2: 10:45–11:30 a.m. 

2021 is Colorado Springs' 150th birthday! Throughout the year we invite Little Learners (preschool) to celebrate local history through fun and educational experiences. We'll learn and play with games, crafts, songs, and history challenges. These programs are designed to help young learners explore concepts such as community, transportation, art, and even their own unique place in history. There are two programs limited to 10 individuals each (adults and children included) to promote social distancing and create a personalized experience. 

It's time to move! Let's use our imaginations and climb mountains and compete in Olympic sports. Take a deep breath of that Colorado mountain air – let's play! 

Registration required. Please reserve your free tickets at https://give.cspm.org/little-learners.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 

Lunch and Learn: Then and Now Photography Project

12–1 p.m. 

Colorado photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography is helping the City of Colorado Springs celebrate COS150 with his own "then and now" photography project. Mike is replicating photos from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Pikes Peak Library District and other archives in his own way while showcasing people who are doing amazing things in our community. Mike's project will culminate in an exhibit that will feature 50 pairs of photographs and will open on July 8 at Library 21c. The photos will be on display at this location for 2 months and then travel to various library branches and other venues for the next 6-12 months.

These programs will only be offered to those who register and participate through the Zoom platform and will not be made available after the event. 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.cspm.org/cos150. 

Saturday, June 26 

In-Person History Detectives: City of Sunshine 

Program #1: 10–10:45 a.m. 

Program #2: 10:45–11:30 a.m. 

Throughout the year, we invite History Detectives (Upper Elementary) to celebrate local history through fun and educational experiences. We'll learn and explore through games, crafts, and history challenges. These programs are designed to help young learners explore concepts such as community, transportation, art, and even their own unique place in history. There are two programs limited to 10 individuals each (adults and children included) to promote social distancing and create a personalized experience. 

Explore how the "City of Sunshine" drew, and continues to draw, people from all over the country as a healthful resort town. Understand what Tuberculosis is, how it was treated, and why thousands of "seekers" came to Colorado Springs searching for a cure. 

Registration required. Please reserve your free tickets at https://give.cspm.org/history-detectives. 

 

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