“The 100th Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb” by Racer Don Sanborn

June 11th •••Saturday 10:00 am ••• The Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum welcomes Pikes Peak Hill Climb racer Don Sanborn and his presentation, “The 100th Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb”. The Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb originally started by Spencer Penrose in 1916 has now been running for 100 years. This […]

“The Granite Attraction” by Author and Historian Eric Swab

June 4th •••Saturday 10:00 am ••• The Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum welcomes historian and author Eric Swab for a talk and presentation about his new book,  “The Granite Attraction, Stories of the Pikes Peak Highway and Summit”.  Since 1873, the summit of Pikes Peak has served as a U. S. Army weather station, an […]

Manitou Springs—150 Years Strong (1872–2022)

Manitou Arch circa 1913

Opening June 3. The Heritage Center’s 150th Anniversary exhibit will explore four key themes: Health Resort, Attractions, Community Builders and Road to Revival. The exhibit showcases how Manitou Springs evolved from its initial roots as a health resort to a center of tourist attractions. Key people who shaped Manitou Springs as a hometown Community will […]

Manitou Springs Map Jigsaw Puzzle – BACK IN STOCK

BACK 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 […]

Virtual Museum Exhibit—Bob Jackson Photographs: Pikes Peak Hill Climb

June 4 through December 31 The Virtual Museum sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center proudly introduces its virtual online exhibit, “Bob Jackson Photographs: Pikes Peak Hill Climb.” Join us for race month at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center featuring the photography of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, Bob Jackson. Mr. Jackson, a photojournalist with the […]

Check out our YouTube Channel: Recent Programs & Historic Speaker Series 1998–2004

Check out our YouTube Channel. Not only do we have Zoom recordings from recent virtual presentations, we have been able to upload video recordings made in 1998 – 2004 from the Historic Speaker Series. Homer Sharpton, Henry Willie, Jack Willie, are names that may ring a bell. A complete listing of all YouTube Channel follows: […]

Virtual Museum Exhibit: “Van Briggle: The Manitou Connection”

June 5 through July 2- The Virtual Museum sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center proudly introduces its exhibit “Van Briggle: The Manitou Connection”.  Please click here.  http://www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org/van-briggle-the-manitou-connection/ Check out this book – Van Briggle Pottery Building – A Walking Tour. We only have a couple of these left. https://manitouspringsheritagecenter.square.site/product/van-briggle-pottery-building-a-walking-tour/68?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=2