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October 2014 

 
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
IGNITE Your Curiosity. DISCOVER Your Story. 
  
Greetings!
  
Take a peek! The Museletter has a new look and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you! 
  
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is brimming with activity, excitement and energy and we're going on a mission to be the source for igniting curiosity and inspiring discovery among all residents and visitors. Join us! Together we can build a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak Region by preserving and sharing our cultural history.
  
Celebrate International Archaeology Day!
  
This month, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will celebrate International Archaeology Day on October 18th.
  
Though, it's more paleontology than archaeology, we have been digging. We have recently added to our collection, several fossils uncovered in Ute Valley Park during the recent master-planning process conducted by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Service. Look at the palm leaf clearly visible in the center of the sample above! It is the remnant of a imprint made 67 million years ago when Ute Valley Park was likely a series of protected lagoons between shoreline beaches and barrier islands on one side and swampy marshes and forests on the other. It's going to be a great month Digging Into Archaeology! 

 

Children's History Hours

Wednesday, October 15  | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Ages 2-6

Saturday, October 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Ages 7-10

Just Dig It!

 

Let's Celebrate International Archaeology Day! We'll read a fun story about archaeology, explore some of the archaeological objects in the museum, and make our own dirt inspired crafts.

  

 

Reservations Required

$2 Suggested Donation per Child

Free for Members 

  
Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture

Saturday, October 11 | 2:00 - 3:00

"Van Briggle by the Numbers"

 

Kathy Honea and her husband, Bob Teas, are collectors of American art pottery, members of the American Art Pottery Association, Pottery Lovers Reunion, and their local Antique Guild.  They travel throughout the country in search of pottery and visiting places of historical significance relating to pottery. Their primary focus is on early Van Briggle, pre-dating 1920, as well as documenting designs not previously recorded.

 

Kathy authored the book Van Briggle Notes in 2012 and has served as speaker on the topic of Van Briggle at the American Art Pottery Association, as well as various local and state antique groups. 

 

The new book, Van Briggle Notes & More, includes the Revised Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs, first compiled in 1975 by Robert Wyman Newton. The Catalogue contained almost 750 of what was then thought to be 900 designs created between the years of 1900 to 1912.  During the past 40 years, new studies and evidence has enabled us to add many new designs, add additional details for other previously recorded designs, and correct some earlier design details.

 

The Revised Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs is the one reference that every Van Briggle collector or pottery reseller needs to have in their reference library. The lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing in the Van Briggle From Paris to the Plains exhibit. Van Briggle Notes will be available for the discounted price of $75 in the Museum Store the day of the event. See Offer Below!

   

Reservations Required

More Information

$5 Suggested Donation

Free for Members 

  
Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 18 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | All Ages

International Archaeology Day

 

  • "When Clay Sings" kid-friendly archaeology crafts & story time.
  •  Fun and interactive booths with the Colorado College Anthropology Department.
  • Two ceramics workshops highlighting Ancestral Puebloan pottery - learn about construction and design techniques and paint your own black-on-white pot.
  • "Lithics - The Study of Stone Tools and Stone Weapons" presentation by Bob Kilgore.
  • "Ute Indian Prayer Tree of the Pikes Peak Region" by John Anderson.

Check our website for an updated schedule.

 

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at the museum! Enjoy a variety of activities for everyone in your family!
 

Reservations Required

 More Information

 $5 Suggested Donation

Free Festival

   

Halloween History Hunt

Friday, October 31 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm


 

Wear your Halloween costume, enjoy spooky story time, and make a creepy craft at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum! Pick up your guide at the front desk and hunt for history throughout the museum's exhibits and when you're done, get a special Trick or Treat on your way out! 
  

Photo courtesy of the Starsmore Center for Local History - from the Tim Nicholson Collection.


 

Reservations Required

More Information

$2 Suggested Donation per Child

Free for Members

 

The Corner Store

A Gift From The Museum Store

 

 

One Day Only!

October 11

 

Get your personal copy of Van Briggle Notes at a special discounted rate of $75.

 

For More Information, contact 

the Museum Store Manager,

Carol Denning 

 
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum 
215 S. Tejon | Colorado Springs, CO | 80903
719.385.5590 | www.cspm.org 
FREE Admission |Tuesday-Saturday | 10am - 5pm
  
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More Upcoming Events

 

 Pikes Peak Regional Lecture

Jason Campbell

Curator, Carriage Museum

November 8 | 2pm-3pm

 

New Volunteer Training

November 12 | 3-4:30pm

 

Festival Of Lights

Family Fun Day

December 6 | 10am - 3pm

 

More Upcoming Events

 

 Pikes Peak Regional Lecture

Jason Campbell

Curator, Carriage Museum

November 8 | 2pm-3pm

 

New Volunteer Information

November 12 | 3-4:30pm

 

Festival Of Lights

Family Fun Day

December 6 | 10am - 3pm

 

Windows Into History

 

Special Event!

 

Colorado Culture Bus Tour to Bent's Old Fort

National Historical Site

Celebrate Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, November 8

Bus Tour 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$50 per person

Reservations Required By 10.18.14

 

  

William (pictured above) and Charles Bent, along with Ceran St. Vrain, built the original fort on this site in 1833 - it is on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade.

 

Sponsored By

The Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and El Paso County Parks

 

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or call 719.520.6388

Giving To History!

Have you made your year-end party plans yet? Consider making history by hosting your holiday party at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum! We have a number of facility rental options  - including one that might be perfect for your function.

 

To learn more about planning your holiday party at the CSPM, Click Here

 

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History Mystery?

It's behind the clock inside the museum tower!

 

 

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