New! Family Life Scout Program


The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is pleased to offer a new program designed for 1st through 4th grade scout groups in the Pikes Peak Region. During their exploration of the museum, scouts discover how family life was the same and how it was different from many years ago. Scouts also step back in time in the historic 1903 El Paso courthouse with a customized program plan for each visiting group. Scouts will explore interactive and educational activities in the following exhibits

  • Journey to Pikes Peak (Early Settlers)
  • Behind the Lens (Photography in the Pikes Peak Region)
  • Cultural Crossroads (American Indian History and Culture in the Pikes Peak Region)
  • This program aligns with badge requirements for Tiger Cubs, however any scout group is welcome.

Learn More - Reserve Today!


Welcome Stephanie

Help us warmly welcome Stephanie Prochaska to our team!  As Assistant Archivist, Stephanie will be dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Pikes Peak region.

Leah Davis-Witherow, Curator of History at the museum states, "Stephanie's responsibilities include fulfilling research requests and providing public access to the rich archival collections in the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum's Starsmore Center for Local History." Witherow adds, "Stephanie has the important job of helping researchers explore the past in a "hands-on" way. She will be facilitating discoveries of our community's history through the use of photograph and manuscript collections."


In addition to coordinating research services, Prochaska will work on photo reproduction orders, monitoring research statistics, processing archival collections and contributing to exhibit and program goals of the museum.


Stephanie has been a resident of Colorado Springs most of her life and has established a fond respect for the history of the area. She graduated from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs in 2008 before earning her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver in 2012.  

Previously, Stephanie was a librarian and archivist in the aerospace industry and has experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. Stephanie is also involved in mentoring young women to help prepare them for their careers. 


To schedule a research appointment or to say "Welcome," Stephanie can be reached at 719.385.5650 or


Volunteer of the Month!


Introducing Sherri Haynie!

Sherri pictured with 2 very handsome & special gentlemen, her grandsons!
Sherri has been a volunteer with the museum since the Fall of 2005.  She began as a volunteer in the Museum Store then trained as a docent.  "I lead tou
rs at the museum and conduct classroom and company programs off site.  I am now also serving on the Friends' Committee."

Sherri began volunteering at CSPM because she is interested in History, specifically the History of the Pikes Peak Region.  She adds "Plus, I am a Colorado Springs native and have watched it grow through the years!"

When asked about her fondest CSPM memory, she replied, "I have so many fond memories of different things that have happened while serving but I am most pleased with the fact that after thinking we were closing the doors in 2010, we have not only continued serving the region but have improved our "product" tremendously.  Another fun memory I have was when we had a formal "Tea Party" that I chaired."
"Since I also give tours for the Pikes Peak Region,  I love to talk about all kinds of things.  I had a guest ask me what my favorite part of living in Colorado Springs was and I couldn't think of one thing--I love so many things about it!"

Sherri is a retired elementary teacher. She has been married to her husband, Rich, for 38 years and has 3 children and 2 grandsons.  She loves reading (historical fiction is her favorite), boutique & antique shopping, entertaining her grandsons, and showing off the sites of her town.  


Our New Logo!


Thanks to the great work of designer Dave Kottler of Apex Communications, The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has embarked on a new adventure - remaking history with a new logo and refreshed brand. 


Beginning with the logo, the design concept is framed around the idea that "Time and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum are linked together like the two hands of a clock. Preserving history isn't possible for one without the other. The clock faces the sun and it is set to one o'clock, symbolic of a new beginning for the museum brand."
Kottler says, "The visual assets of the Museum are as stunning as they are diverse. Throughout the Museum (obvious and hidden) are gorgeous artistic gems of pattern, shape and texture." We are looking forward to the continuation of this creative process and cannot wait to share iit with everyone soon!
Get Involved in History!
Children's History Hour
Pikes Peak Regional History
Upcoming Events
Chasing The Cure

Exhibit Opens March 28

On this day, the Museum will offer 3 free film screenings of

The Forgotten Plague:  The Deadliest Killer in Human History

Saturday, March 28

10:30 | 12:00 | 2:00 

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Windows Into History Tours

Great news! We've expanded our tour schedule!

NOW OFFERED Every Saturday at 12pm AND 2pm * 30-45 Min Family-friendly * FREE

During this informal tour, spend time in the Museum with trained volunteer docents to learn about favorite exhibits and artifacts, share stories about Pikes Peak Regional history.

Tours have been filling fast, so reserve today! 719-385-5990 

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