“The Emma Crawford Suite” performed by Manitou Springs High School

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum is proud to present its Emma Crawford Exhibit, featuring  The Emma Crawford Suite.  This musical composition, written by Manitou Springs Orchestra Director Danny Tramel and Manitou Springs Band Director Taylor Weimer, further memorializes the hastened life of Emma Crawford and honors the many Manitou students who performed the […]

Thursday Night Frights – Free Movie Classics

When: Every Thursday night in October. Doors open at 6:30; movie at 7:00 Where: Manitou Springs Heritage Center beginning October 7th. October 7 Thursday 7:00PMThe Bat is a 1959 American mystery film starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.. A mystery writer starts being menaced by a serial killer known as “The Bat” after renting a […]

The Cool Science Festival and Patric Ryan present “Nikolai Tesla”

When: October 9th at 10am Where: Manitou Springs Heritage Center Was he a mad scientist or the most brilliant scientific mind in history? Join the Manitou Springs Heritage Center for this virtual presentation and learn about the advanced scientific work of Nikolai Tesla, wireless telegraphy, wireless power transmission, his interplanetary communications and death rays. Many […]

“Hiawatha Gardens-The Soul of Manitou Music” by Deborah Harrison

When: September 25th at 10am Where: Manitou Springs Heritage Center The Manitou Springs Heritage Center proudly announces a presentation, “Hiawatha Gardens-The Soul of Manitou Music,” by Deborah Harrison. Ms. Harrison is a local historian and author as well as an advocate for local historic preservation. Learn about the history of the original Hiawatha Gardens that served […]

Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours 2021

Ghost tours of Manitou with a Spirit Guide—every weekend in October All Tours depart from the Heritage Center at 517 Manitou Avenue. October 10th Update: Best remaining availability is Friday Oct 15 or any other day at a later time. Tours usually sell out! Order tickets now using this link: Eventbrite These eerie yet fun […]

Manitou Springs Map Jigsaw Puzzle – NOW IN STOCK

NOW IN STOCK – order online or come by the Heritage Center The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is delighted to offer their second Manitou Springs Jigsaw Puzzle. Painted by local artist Jared Thompson, the painting gives an artistic rendering of Manitou Springs with some of the key historic features emphasized. A combination of maps and […]

Discovering the Anza legacy presented by John Anderson

Watch Zoom replay on YouYube Here The presentation is based on de Anza’s campaign against the Comanche War Chief, Cuerno Verde (Green Horn). While the legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza has been fairly well established throughout much of the American Southwest, his influence during the 18th Century remains relatively unknown across today’s Northern New Mexico […]

First Friday Artwalk: “The Seven Wonders of Manitou,” Friday, June 4 from 4pm–7:30pm

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center proudly announces the re-opening of its Museum to the public. Welcome back everyone! We invite you to see the “Seven Wonders of Manitou,” including the Red Mountain Incline, the Mt. Manitou Incline, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, “The Shot,” an incredibly beautiful Van Briggle Collection, the Legend of Emma Crawford, […]