Construction Update

As you know, the Heritage Center has been closed since the beginning of November for renovations. Since then, our dedicated Volunteers and UCCS Student Interns have been very busy preparing for the construction effort. All exhibits are now safely stored in our Archives and professional Movers removed all the large display cases and furniture to offsite storage.

When we re-open, we’re looking forward to giving our community a streamlined visitor experience in a Gallery-like setting for both our seasonal tourist visitors and our local community visitors. The new front doors and vestibule area will provide an inviting entrance for our guests that is both historically accurate on the outside and energy-efficient on the inside. The new structural support, insulation, drywall, furnace and lighting will provide a safe, warm and bright environment for our local community to attend the exciting Exhibits, Educational Programs and Events we offer year-round.

During the construction effort, we invite you to visit our YouTube Channel where we feature 30 different informative videos, covering Speaker Programs, Exhibits and Oral Histories. Our Online Store will remain open during the construction, offering merchandise shipping or pre-arranged local pickup. Also, we are proud to be part of the “Manitou Made” marketplace and you can visit our storefront there.

The building’s old electrical demo is now complete and the full construction effort is expected to start soon. We are targeting a Grand Re-Opening in May, date to be announced. We’d like to thank all our Board Members, Volunteers and Student Interns for their tremendous effort to get us this far. Our 2024 New Year looks bright with the best yet to come!

George , Mike and Ray disassemble cases to go into storage

Troy from Marcus Electric helps out updating our wiring.

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