August 2014
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Thursday, August 28th | Doors at 7am | Breakfast & Program 7:30am - 8:30am

Gift of History Breakfast 


Your support will be requested, but there is no obligation to give

Antlers Hilton Hotel

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Saturday, August 30 | 10:30 - 11:30am 
Children's History Hour
What makes Colorado Great!

Learn about what makes Colorado great as we read "C is for Centennial" by Louise Doak Whitney, explore regional history exhibits, and make Colorado flags! Appropriate for children ages 6 to 10. Reservations Requested - Call (719) 385-5990 or click here to RSVP



Wednesday, September 10 | 10 -  11:30am
Tea & Talk: Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause

Join the CSPM for a book discussion of Heath Hardage Lee's Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause. Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, Winnie's birth was hailed as a blessing by war-weary Southerners. Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Join us for a discussion, activities, tea, and treats! The book is available for purchase in the Museum Store! The author will not be present, but Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great-great grandson of the president of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, will present an introduction.

Reservations Required - Call (719) 385-5990 or RSVP ONLINE

$5 Suggested Donation

See more about the book here...

Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great great grandson of Jefferson Davis will be on hand to talk about the Davis family and his personal connection to both Winnie and his great grandmother, Margaret Hayes-Davis. He will also speak about the Beauvoir Foundation and the work he continues to the present day to preserve and promote the legacy of his ancestor. Author HEATH HARDAGE LEE has worked in history museums for most of her career. She has worked for the Levine Museum of the New South, Stratford Hall, and Menokin Plantation. She most recently served as the History Series Coordinator for Salisbury House & Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa. Her work has appeared in newspapers and magazines, including The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Charlotte Magazine, Charlotte Home Design, Charlotte Place, and Charlotte Business, and she contributes regularly to several blogs on history, art and design.

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$5 Suggested Donation

Margaret Hayes-Davis, chose a different path than her famous sister.  Margaret and her husband Addison Hayes became founding members of Colorado Springs and prominent members of the community.  Margaret was the only one of the Davis children to marry and have her own family.  Though she moved to Colorado partially due to her husband's health problems, she also chose a new life out West to distance herself from bitter war memories and the economic devastation of the South.


Thursday, September 25 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | 

Will Rogers' Story As America's Story

Come and learn about the life and influence of Will Rogers from Will Rogers himself. Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and PILLAR for a fantastic presentation from a Will Rogers' Chautauqua. 
Reservations are required - call (719) 385-5990 or click here to RSVP.

Every Saturday | 12 noon | WINDOWS INTO HISTORY

Hear the stories of the Pikes Peak Region and tour the fascinating exhibits of CSPM on Saturdays at noon. Volunteer docents lead 30-minute tours every Saturday. No reservations required. 


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Welcome our New Marketing Coordinator!

Erin's professional experience encompasses almost 20 years in higher education and non-profit management. Formerly at Catamount Institute and The Center for Creative Leadership, she finds herself thriving in roles that use her creative energy to organize events, support sales and marketing, launch new businesses and build community relations. Erin describes herself as a self-starter with a commitment to inspiring creativity and curiosity for the mission of any organization she serves. 


With a graduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and as the mom of a young family, Erin loves working in an environment that shares her passion for education. She is proud of her most recent achievement - learning how to play guitar and ukulele and sharing a love of music with those around her.  Along with her family, she actively participates in organizations that focus on science, arts and anything outdoors. Originally from New Jersey, she'll take every chance to get her toes in the ocean, but has developed a great appreciation for living in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies! 


She says "Working at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is something my kids are already proud of. They know how much I love tradition and our community! I can't wait to share the treasures I'm already discovering in this place!"  


Friends of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum 

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has completed the consolidation and transfer of assets from the Friends of the CSPM to the independent CSPM 501(c)3 Board. This process has helped to secure the future sustainability of the Museum as a public/nonprofit partnership with the City of Colorado Springs. Since the Great Recession in 2008-2010 and subsequent reorganization, the Museum has been strengthened and encouraged by the work of our many volunteers to ensure our future. Through the continuing economic recovery, the CSPM has seen growth of 25% in walk-in visitation and growth in private giving from 11% of our operating budget to 24%. We would like to thank everyone who has worked with the Friends of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and all of our current volunteers who strive to help the CSPM continue to thrive as the source for preserving and sharing our community's history!   


The Manitou Incline closed this week for four months of sorely needed repairs. Visit our friends at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center to learn more about how the installation of a pipeline for a hydro-electric plant became a famous tourist amusement for 81 years and then was reincarnated into an even more famous location for people seeking an extreme physical challenge.  



You can still contribute to the exhibits and programs that ignite our community's curiosity and lead to discovery. Click here to make a recurring donation that will help sustain the museum all year long!

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