SEPTEMBER 2017 1912 Balloon Race from Colorado College’s Washburn Stadium Photo from the Collection of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Musuem

COLORADO GROWN: COMMUNITY CELEBRATION ATTRACTS MORE THAN 1K ATTENDEES By: Meg Poole, Program Coordinator On Saturday, July 29 more than 1,100 guests attended CSPM’s annual Colorado Grown Family Fun Day. For many years, the museum has recognized Colorado and Colorado Springs’ founding dates with a community celebration. This year, CSPM marked Colorado’s 141st birthday with an outdoor festival featuring music, games, food and crafts. Guests also had the opportunity to come inside and learn more about the history of the Pikes Peak region through museum tours, Hands on History stations, touch tables and exhibits. Outside, there were a variety of activities for all ages. Bluegrass band Wirewood Station played a two hour set while guests danced and sang along. Wishing Star Farm brought along farm animals for guests to meet and even play with inside the pen! Children enjoyed face painting, playing historic games and making Colorado party hats. Learning at one of Colorado Grown’s touch tables Several community partners provided hands on experience booths, including Garden of the Gods, AdAmAn Club, the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and Olympic City USA. Guests even had the chance to meet Stephen Garbett, an Olympic skeleton hopeful! There were plenty of food and beverage options for guests to enjoy. At the “Soda Garten,” local breweries offered craft soda samples. Visitors also enjoyed unique menu items from some of Colorado Springs’ favorite food trucks. No birthday celebration is complete without birthday cake! After National Miss Colorado Teen Cynthia Morin led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday!” to Colorado, CSPM passed out more than 300 slices of birthday cake to eager guests. Cynthia Morin, National Miss Colorado Teen, serving cake Thank you to everyone who attended Colorado Grown Family Fun Day! Demonstrating games settlers played MUSELETTER SEPTEMBER 2017 | PG 2

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS PIKES PEAK REGIONAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES: ASIANS IN COLORADO: A HISTORY OF PERSECUTION & PERSEVERANCE IN THE CENTENNIAL STATE Presented by William Wei, PhD - University of Colorado Professor of History Saturday, September 16th (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Explore the history of Asians in Colorado through a consideration of ten salient facts about their experience. Through his program, Dr. Wei will cover the arrival of Asians in Colorado Territory to the present, and discuss how, like other Coloradans, these communities had the grit necessary to survive their various trials and tribulations. Reservations Required - $5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members CHILDREN’S HISTORY HOUR: AUTUMN LEAVES ARE FALLING (Ages 2-7) Wednesday, September 20th & Saturday, September 30th (10:30 am - 11:30 am) It’s Autumn in Colorado! Leaves of many colors are falling to the ground and there is a chill in the air. Learn more about this season in the story “The Twelve Days of Autumn in Colorado.” Look at historic photos of the seasons in Colorado Springs and venture outside and collect objects from nature to create art. Register for these events: Call (719) 385-5990 or www.cspm.org McAllister House Museum Lecture Saturday, September 23, 2017 (1:00 pm) 423 N. Cascade Ave. www.mcallisterhouse.org (719) 635-7925 “Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns” presented by Mr. Tom Tudor Lecture will be in the Carriage House; located behind the McAllister House Museum. Light refreshments will be served. Call (719) 635-7925 for pricing and details. Partner Spotlight MUSELETTER SEPTEMBER 2017 | PG 3

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CSPM has partnered with KKTV to share #ThrowbackThursday photos from the archives each week during Channel 11 News. Be sure to tune in to KKTV Channel 11 or KKTV.com every Thursday at 4:30 pm for the Throwback Thursday segment. Don’t forget to follow CSPM on Facebook @CSPioneersMuseum for more historic photos and stories, including weekly #ThrowbackThursday posts. The City of Colorado Springs and Downtown Partnership have partnered with CSPM to launch Food Truck Tuesdays, an exciting new event that brings the local community together for lunch. Each Tuesday from now until October 17, a diverse roster of local food trucks will assemble on the museum’s west lawn from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Diners will enjoy fresh menu items, live music and the opportunity to mingle with other area residents and employees! The museum invites Food Truck Tuesdays attendees to visit after lunch. MUSELETTER SEPTEMBER 2017 | PG 4

Story of Us Exhibit By: Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History The Story of Us is easier than ever to use! CSPM’s SOU project team has made numerous changes and improvements to the SOU digital interface since opening the exhibit in January. Based on user feedback and observations from staff and volunteers, the museum has improved the visitor experience by increasing the visibility and “click-ability” of SOU theme buttons, streamlined the photograph-advance feature and reformatted the opacity function for the historic maps application. Let the museum staff know what you think of the changes, as program refinements will continue based on your feedback. And, did you know that you can connect with the Story of Us from your home and school computer, tablet or smartphone anytime and anywhere? It is super simple, just go to www.cspmstoryofus.com and enjoy exploring the A-Z themes at your leisure. The online accessibility of SOU ensures that you have time to fully discover the layered content and map features. This powerful GIS-based storytelling platform is the ultimate guide to understanding the unique history and geography of the Pikes Peak Region. It also helps to answer many of those, “Where was that?” or “What was that?” questions. If you have not visited the Story of Us recently, take another look and explore the P = Public Art theme. This new addition provides photographs, historical information and locations for the more than 95 publicly owned sculptures and works of art cared for by CSPM and located around the City of Colorado Springs. New themes in the coming months include C = Current; P = Pikes Peak and S = Sankofa. Stay tuned for more information about these themes as work progresses. Finally, be sure to stop by the museum and continue to explore the Story of Us in person. The fabulous A-Z paintings by local artist Phil Lear can only be found in the gallery and are not to be missed! If you ever need assistance with the interactive SOU touchscreens, be sure to seek the help of Jim Wahl, CSPM’s Chief of Security who loves to demonstrate and share SOU with our visitors. CSPM staff Jim Wahl and Adam Schnoes, demonstrating the SOU touchscreen with Dr. John Harner, SOU Project Consultant MUSELETTER SEPTEMBER 2017 | PG 5

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT! Danielle Hayward joined the museum staff in August as Marketing Coordinator. Most recently from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida Southern College. She has spent the past seven years working in the marketing and communications field for organizations throughout Florida. Danielle relocated to Colorado Springs in May after marrying her husband Phil, an army officer currently stationed at Fort Carson. She is excited to be part of the CSPM team and looks forward to learning more about and the Pikes Peak region’s rich history and heritage in her new role. Follow CSPM on social media! MUSEUM STORE Gifts Artisans Jewelry Books In advance of our upcoming League of Wives exhibit, the museum has added two new titles:s “When Hell Was In Session” by Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr., a Vietnam POW “Defiant” by Alvin Townley, dedicated to the Vietnam POWs known as the Alcatraz Eleven Additionally, the store is now offering a selection of beautiful handmade jewelry and hair accessories by local artisan K8E Orr. Each K8E Orr creation is one-of- a-kind and tells its own unique story. Store Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4:45 pm (Open year round) 10% discount at the museum store for CSPM members! MUSELETTER SEPTEMBER 2017 | PG 6

CSPM HAPPENINGS GIFT OF HISTORY BREAKFAST More than 500 people attended the 7sth annual Gift of History breakfast at the Antlers Hotel Mayor John Suthers addressing the crowd at the first Food Truck Tuesdays event on August 15 Visitors enjoying a food truck lunch on the museum grounds MUSELETTER SEPTEMBER 2017 | PG 7

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