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March 2020

Gail Murphy: Colorado’s Rosie the Riveter

March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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March 11, 2020••• Wednesday 7:00pm-8:00pm ••• "Gail Murphy, Colorado's Rosie the Riveter" The Pikes Peak Library District celebrates Women’s History Month and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center hosts a presentation by Gail Beaton.  Join the Pikes Peak Library District and the Heritage Center as we welcome Gail Murphy, Colorado's Rosie the Riveter, as portrayed by author and historian Gail Beaton. Gail developed the character of Gail Murphy to help to portray women's war work and the home front during World…

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February 2021

A Rockey Tribute presented by David Ball

February 27 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

More Information: http://manitouspringsheritagecenter.org/2021/02/11/a-rockey-tribute-presented-by-david-ball/   Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826538447?pwd=bVNnNU1oSmFUb3QzZGZtaEZMcklhZz09 Meeting ID: 878 2653 8447 Passcode: 059351 Dial In    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)    

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April 2021

Fremont Experimental Forest Station 1909 – 1935 presented by Eric Swab

April 3 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

The Virtual Museum, sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, proudly hosts a live online presentation, the  “Fremont Experimental Forest Station 1909-1935” by local explorer and author, Eric Swab.  The abandoned block buildings you see off Barr Trail are the remains of the Fremont Experimental Forest, a tree science laboratory that existed from 1909-1935 with the mission of studying how Coloradans could repair forests. Learn more about the Fremont Experimental Forest and its ruins.   Use this link to access…

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Interview with Rutherford Case: Author of historical novel set in 1882 Manitou, Time Springs Eternal

April 24 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

What happens when a modern woman finds herself back in 1882 Manitou? We’ll explore the local historical events that inspired author Rutherford Case to write the novel Time Springs Eternal, the first in the Time Springs Eternal series. The novel is set in 1882 Manitou, Colorado and features interesting characters based on residents, the Queen Anne Bath House, and coincidental earthquakes that gave the author the idea for the story.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826538447?pwd=bVNnNU1oSmFUb3QzZGZtaEZMcklhZz09 Meeting ID: 878 2653 8447…

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May 2021

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Craftwood Inn

May 9 @ 9:30 am1:00 pm
Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Avenue
Manitou Sprinigs, CO 80829 United States
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Details to be released in a couple of weeks. Space will be limited and we will be selling "tables" vs individual tickets. So a good time to think about who you would like to include in your table of 8. Each seating will be able to accommodate ~50 people All COVID compliance processes will be enforced. All proceeds shall benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center

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“Garden of the Gods” presented by Judith Kimbrell

May 15 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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Judith Kimbrell has specialized in capturing breathtaking scenic and nature images for over 20 years. She shares her vast knowledge through private and group photo tours of the Garden of the Gods as well as other Colorado locations. See Ms. Kimbrell’s spectacular photography of  one of our region’s most beautiful places covered in all its regal splendor. This is a Zoom Presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826538447?pwd=bVNnNU1oSmFUb3QzZGZtaEZMcklhZz09  

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“NORAD and the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station” presented by Dr. Brian Laslie

May 22 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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Have you ever wondered about the Cheyenne Mountain military base and how it was constructed under a mountain? Dr. Brian Laslie is a Deputy Command Historian with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). A historian of air power and space studies, Dr. Laslie will describe one of our nation’s most important defense systems, the Air Force Base inside Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs’ decommissioned Ent Air Force Base. This is a zoom…

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June 2021

First Friday Artwalk – The Seven Wonders of Manitou

June 4 @ 4:00 pm7:30 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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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, and the world-famous Ute Chief Gusher Bottle. See all these spectacular wonders under one roof. Learn more about our museum and the many surprises awaiting…

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The Peak of Racing presented by Chris Lennon

June 12 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826538447?pwd=bVNnNU1oSmFUb3QzZGZtaEZMcklhZz09 The Virtual Museum sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center proudly hosts an online virtual presentation by Pikes Peak International Hill Climb winner Chris Lennon, “The Peak of Racing”. Mr. Lennon’s presentation and book are a must for racing fans everywhere. Pulling in stories from legends like Mario Andretti, the Unsers, Dominic Dobson, Rick Mears, Romain Dumas, Ari Vatanen, Randy Pobst, Jeff Zwart, and a host of others, it puts you in the driver’s seat in one of…

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July 2021

Discovering the Anza Legacy presented by John Anderson

July 31 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

Zoom Program 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 and Southern Colorado. Recognizing the threat of the Comanche, known as the Lord of the Plains, Governor de Anza led a mounted force of 600 Spanish, 200 Ute…

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