JULY 2018 Museletter IGNITE your curiosity. DISCOVER your story. From the collections of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Surveying the Fountain Colony, 1871

On Saturday, July 28 from 10 am to 2 pm, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) celebrates Colorado’s 142nd birthday. Discover local history and heritage with a day of food trucks, live music and family-friendly activities! Throughout the day guests are invited to enjoy food from Bison Brothers Food Truck, High Grade Foods, and the Springs Cupcake Truck. The family-friendly “Soda Garden” is back! Field House Brewing Company, Peaks n Pines and Cerberus Brewing Company are offering a variety of non-alcoholic craft sodas for families to sample. In addition, commemorate your family’s day at Colorado Grown at the Photo Love Bus, where visitors can create and preserve fun memories in a converted 1971 VW bus. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, CSPM proudly presents WireWood Station, named “Best Band in Colorado Springs” by Gazette reader’s for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Guests are invited to set-up blankets and lawn chairs on the west lawn of the museum to enjoy the free outdoor concert. At noon we’ll gather 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 highlighting The Money Museum, PikeRide Bike Share, Piecing Partners Quilt Guild, Public Archaeology, and Colorado Vintage Baseball Association. Inside museum volunteers are leading free guided tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. 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 Trade at Bent’s Fort children’s exhibit, challenge yourself with a scavenger hunt, make Colorado-themed crafts, 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! MUSELETTER JULY 2018| PG 2

Admission is free! Learn more at: http://www.cspm.org/colorado-grown/ Thank you to our partners: Bison Brothers Food Trucks High Grade Foods Springs Cupcake Truck Soda Garden Field House Brewing Company Peaks n Pines Cerberus Brewing Company VW Bus Photo Booth Live music by Wirewood Station The Money Museum PikeRide Bike Share Piercin Partners Quilt Guild Public Archaeology Colorado Vintage Baseball Association Partner Spotlight The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is proud to be a member of Give! once again this year! MUSELETTER JULY 2018| PG 3

UPCOMING EVENTS Story of Us Walking Tour Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am to 11:15 am “The Story of Us” shares stories that broaden our understanding of who we are as a community. Through discovery of the physical landscape, we can learn about the people, places and events that make our region unique. Where do you fit in? Walking tours start at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and end at the intersection of Tejon and Boulder Street. $5 for non-members, $3 for members. Advanced Registration Required. Tickets: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/walkingtour July & August 2018 Children’s History Hour: Flower Power Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 am to 11:30 am Families are invited to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for a history adventure on the third Wednesday and last Saturday of each month! Children ages 3-6 will enjoy story time, a family-friendly exhibit tour, and crafts and activities. We explore a new theme each month! Reservations Required - $3 suggested donation, free for members Weekend Warm-Up Friday, July 20, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Drop in for an interactive history experience for the whole family! Enjoy a 30 minute craft, experiment, or fun activity highlighting regional history and leave with ideas for local adventures that will IGNITE your curiosity all weekend long! $3 suggested donation, free for members Downtown Walking Tour Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Law & Disorder explores how Colorado Springs officials fought to remain a “dry town” in “wet times;” the captivating story of how local law enforcement, concerned citizens and the Gazette newspaper worked to run the KKK out of town in the 1920s; and an infamous gun battle with train robbers in the streets of Downtown. Downtown Partnership registrations: Tickets: $10. Free for 17 and under. Ticket price includes one free coffee beverage for each paid reservation. Space is limited, register at: https://downtowncs.com/event/tours/ Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series Saturday, August 11, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - Don Sanborn Reservations Required – $5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members Windows Into History Tours Every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Friday at 11:00 am and Saturday at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm Free, 45-minute guided exploration of the museum. No reservations required! Food Truck Tuesdays Every Tuesday, now through October 30 (11:00 am to 1:30 pm) Colorado Farm and Art Market (CFAM) Every Wednesday, now through October 13th, (3:00 pm to 7:00 pm) Please RSVP for events at: www.cspm.org/rsvp-for-an-event or call 719-385-5990


MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT! Kevin Mulligan Volunteer Of The Month Kevin started volunteering at CSPM in March of 2016. He works the Wednesday morning shift on the front desk and also transcribes oral history audio tapes for the archives. He volunteers at the Museum because of his interest in U.S. Western history. He enjoys welcoming visitors to our beautiful building and talking a little about the exhibits, especially Helen Hunt Jackson’s. His special memory so far is a white-knuckled drive home from the Museum during the whiteout blizzard of March 2016. Kevin is retired after 42 years as a civilian employee with the Department of Defense. He is an avid reader, plays mediocre golf, and likes to travel. His wife, Suzanne, is President of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, so Kevin spends time with her searching for ancestors by walking through old cemeteries and visiting obscure county clerk offices. MUSEUM STORE Gifts Artisans Jewelry Books The Museum Store has joined with the Colorado Springs Utilities to sell the book “It’s How We’re All Connected, ” by Jerry Forte with Margaret Radford ($15.00). This book gives a historic account of how our utilities company came to be and how it continues its mission. A portion of the net proceeds from each book will benefit Project COPE (Citizens’ Option to Provide Energy), which provides utilities bill assistance for customers facing emergency situations. For $9.00, kids can hone their knowledge of our city with “Colorado Springs Activity Book” by Nancy Soderstrom. It’s full of local trivia, puzzles and games, and activity tips for a fun summer! Store Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:45 pm CSPM members receive a 10% discount at the museum store! MUSELETTER JULY 2018 | PG 6

CSPM is nearing completion of an almost yearlong window and door rehabilitation project with our contractor, TECC Painting of Colorado Springs. The project is primarily funded by a grant from History Colorado - State Historical Fund. This is the final in a five phase exterior renovation project that’s been underway since 2005. Next time you visit the museum, take some time to notice how much of a difference the repairs, painting (outside) and staining (inside) make in beautifying the 1903 El Paso County Courthouse! Follow CSPM on social media! MUSELETTER JULY 2018 | PG 7

CSPM HAPPENINGS Junior Docents 2018 Thank you! MUSELETTER JULY 2018| PG 8

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