JULY 2017 Bucking Bronco at the Rodeo Photo from the Collection of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum circa 1941

JULY 2017 5th Annual Colorado Grown Family Fun Day: Celebrating Our History & Heritage Saturday, July 29 10 am to 2 pm Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) as we celebrate Colorado’s 141st birthday. Discover local history and heritage with a day of food trucks, live music and familyfriendly activities! Throughout the day guests are invited to enjoy food from Pig Latin Food Truck, Heavenly Dessert Truck, Kona Shaved Ice and Big Papas Grill. The family-friendly “Soda Garden” is back! Field House Brewing Company, Fossil Brewing Company and Cerberus Brewing Company are offering a variety of non-alcoholic craft sodas for families to sample. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, CSPM proudly presents WireWood Station, named Colorado Springs Gazette’s 2016 and ’17 “Best of” bands. Guests are invited to set-up blankets and lawn chairs on the museum’s west lawn to enjoy the free outdoor concert. At noon we will ‘16 & ‘17 Gazette’s Best in the Springs PG. 2

gather outside to sing “Happy Birthday!” to Colorado and enjoy cake! Community organizations will share their own contributions to local history and heritage. Stop by demonstration booths for AdAmAn Mountaineers Club, Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and Piecing Partners Quilt Guild. Inside museum volunteers are leading free guided tours at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Our Junior Docent volunteers will share objects and activities at our Hands on History stations. There is lots for kids to do as well! Explore the Journey to Pikes Peak children’s exhibit, challenge yourself with a scavenger hunt, make a birthday hat for Colorado, get your face painted and play historic games on the lawn. Wishing Star Farms is also bringing by their favorite farm animals for guests to meet! Admission is free! Visit the event webpage to learn more: http://www.cspm.org/colorado-grown/ PG. 3

DID YOU KNOW? CSPM partners with Colorado Geographic Alliance During the week of June 20, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) partnered with the Colorado Geographic Alliance (COGA) to present a three-day workshop for local educators. The workshop included an exciting variety of presenters who focused on local history, geography and the use of primary sources. The presenters included Leah Davis Witherow, CSPM Curator of History, David Diggs and Phil Klein, UNC Professors, John Harner, UCCS Geography Professor, Keith Patterson “Teaching with Primary Sources” Representative and Steve Jennings, UCCS Associate Professor. Rebecca Theobald, UCCS Assistant Research Professor and COGA Facilitator commented, “Holding professional development workshops at a partner’s location, like the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, makes a big difference to how teachers approach a subject. The Colorado Geographic Alliance is very excited to be able to extend the maps from the Story of Us project to educators across the region.” Leah Davis Witherow, CSPM Curator of History After exploring the museum and learning from regional experts, the teachers were tasked with developing lesson plans utilizing CSPM’s Story of Us exhibit. The lessons will structure ways to guide teachers to explore the exhibit’s online components, develop mapping exercises and create annotated resource sets. The final products of this workshop will be available to educators on the museum’s website at the end of the summer. “The gift of time and resources is so great for teachers. We don’t often get this,” said Marni Zabel, Buena Vista Elementary teacher. “It’s also great to actually work with the individuals who designed the Story of Us project. The content of my lessons will be significantly better for my students because I’ve had the benefit of working with content experts.” CSPM is extremely excited about this partnership, and the opportunity to share the wealth of knowledge from The Story of Us exhibit and website with students and educators throughout the Pikes Peak region! PG. 4

Tuesdays through Saturdays • 60 min • 40 participants max • FREE Schedule your tour today! Choose from one of the four tour themes listed below: Art and Architecture Innovation and Imagination Journey to Pikes Peak The Story of Us Register online today! http://www.cspm.org/learn/tours/tour-request-form/ Partner Spotlight PG. 5

MUSEUM STORE Gifts Artisans Jewelry Books The museum store is featuring two new books: “Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region” from the Pikes Peak Library District Regional History Symposium. Get your kids excited for the big eclipse with “The Kids Book of the Night Sky” Store hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 4:45 pm (Open year round) Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum members receive a 10% discount! CFAM Every Wednesday until October 11 3 pm - 7 pm CSPM is proud to host the Colorado Farm and Art Market again this year! CFAM is devoted to nurturing relationships between consumers and local producers of farm products, valueadded food items, and fine crafts and art through the operation of cooperative urban markets. The organization also seeks to grow community across urban and rural boundaries and promote and sustain local and regional economies. Join us at the museum on Wednesday afternoons, take in some regional history and take home some dinner! PG. 6

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT! Christian Palma, Museum Technician Christian Palma graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, before returning to her hometown of Colorado Springs in 2016. She became interested in museum work after participating in the Artist Leadership Program at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. She is a proud member of the Comanche Nation and hopes to draw upon her unique heritage to aid the museum during her time here. Thank you for your contributions to the museum! Interested in Volunteering? Visit our website to find out how you can help: http://www.cspm.org/support/volunteers-corp/School Program Volunteers | Front Desk Greeters | Museum Store Research & Collections | Youth & Family Programs | Junior Docent Program PROUD MEMBER OF THE 2017 GIVE! CLASS Follow CSPM on social media! PG. 7

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