Historic Douglas County, Inc.
Coalition of Pikes Peak Museums – March 2013 Schedule
COALITION OF PIKES PEAK HISTORIC MUSEUMS
Calendar of Events for March 2013
Remember: Some fees may be charged at events below, even if not listed
Many of the museums offer walking tours
Mar. 2 – Sat. – 15th Annual Pearl’s Follies at the Double Eagle conference room – Come take in this show featuring local talent, including dancing afterwards and a silent auction. Double Eagle conference doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m. Cash bar and light food at 6:00 p.m. $15 per person. Sponsored by the Old Homestead House Museum.
Mar. 2 – Sat. – Open House & Display – Bock family – The Old Colorado City Historical Society will host an open house featuring artifacts, family photos, and architectural drawings/plans representing the legacy of the Bock family, the last owners of the Red Rock Canyon property. This event is free. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 8 – Fri. – The Colorful Tale of Buckskin Joe – Buckskin Joe, formerly near the Royal Gorge, was built in 1957 as a set for Western movies such as Cat Ballou (1965) and The Cowboys (1972). Sherry Johns will present an illustrated history of this educational tourist attraction, which also includes the story of the original Buckskin Joe, Joe Higginbottom, and dancehall girl Silverheels. Old Colorado City History Center – Free for society members, nonmembers $5. Doors open at 10:30, seating is limited. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.
Mar. 15 – Fri. – Manitou Springs Heritage Center opens again for regular hours – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Friday through Monday.
Mar. 15 – Fri. – Book signing – “Manitou Springs Then and Now” – with author Deborah Harrison. 5:17 p.m. at 517 Manitou Ave. – Manitou Springs Heritage Center.
Mar. 16 – Sat. – “Is It Magic? No, Electricity!” – Explore the marvels of electricity through games, presentations and the actual operation of power plants – Learn about early inventors who experimented with electricity and then do your own experiments with batteries and circuits. Western Museum of Mining and Industry – Adults $8, Military/AAA $7, Seniors/Students $6, Children 3-12 $4, Children under 3 free. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – For further info call 719-488-0880.
Mar. 21 – Thr. – “Women Who Fought as Men in the Civil War” – Presenter Benny Nasser describes the environment that aced women during the Civil War period and the reason they may have chosen to take on the identities of men to fight in the War. Palmer Lake Historical Society – This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation. Palmer Lake Town Hall – 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 24 – Sun. – In honor of her 150th birthday, free film premieres at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. of “Phantoms in the Archives: Unlocking the Manitou Springs Mystery” featuring research into the history of Emma Crawford and her family. Film showings at the BAC Venue, 515 Manitou Ave. and after-showing receptions at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Springs Ave.
Mar. 25 – Mon. – Coalition of Pikes Peak Museum board meetingat the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. 10:00 a.m.
Mar. 29 – Fri. – Dramatic reading of play by August Mergelman, “The Restless Ghost of Emma Crawford”– VIP Preview for Heritage Center and BAC members only – Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for reception; performance at 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 30 – Sat. – Dramatic reading of play by August Mergelman, “The Restless Ghost of Emma Crawford”– Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for reception; performance at 7:00 p.m. Admission $5/person.
Through April 20 – “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA Exhibit” – This exhibition examines the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters’ role in that flight and in the NSAS Manned Flight Awareness safety program. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, free, donations welcome. Call 385-5990 for more info.
On-going exhibit – Ute Pass Historical Society presents Scenic Views from the Colorado Midland Railway – the exhibit is located on the second floor of the Woodland Park Public Library adjacent to the Colorado Room. The library is located at 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. For additional info call 686-7512.
Now accepting reservations – Mother’s Day Tea – The McAllister House is now accepting reservations for the Mother’s Day tea to be held on May 11. These teas fill up early so make your reservations now. The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is looking for docents to volunteer their time to conduct tours of the museum. For more info call 719-635-7925.