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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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September 2021

“COLORADO SPRINGS: A Changing Landscape” by Donald Kallaus

September 11 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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Heritage Brew Festival

September 18 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
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“Hiawatha Gardens-The Soul of Manitou Music-Part 2” by Deborah Harrison

September 25 @ 10:00 am11:30 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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October 2021

Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours 2021

October 1 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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These eerie yet fun ghost tours will walk you through long lost stories of real residents in Manitou Springs’ history. This year, the ghostly spirits come back to visit for five weekends in October (Oct 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30). The Manitou Springs Heritage Center, along with our friends at THEATREdART, provide these evening tours that are thoughtfully scripted and brilliantly presented to provide a fun, family experience. The walking tours are outside rain or…

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THURSDAY FRIGHT NIGHT – The Bat

October 7 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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The Cool Science Festival and Patric Ryan present “Nikolai Tesla”

October 9 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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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 of Tesla’s experiments were conducted right here in Colorado Springs in 1899-1900 and this exciting talk will discuss all of these, and more!Patric Ryan is a U.S. Army combat veteran who received a Fine Arts…

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Thursday Fright Night – The House on Haunted Hill

October 14 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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The Cool Science Festival and Dr. Steve Ruskin present “From X-Rays to Cog Railways: Science in Colorado Springs’ Early Years”

October 16 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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Come learn more about the advanced scientific work being done in Colorado Springs in our town's first few decades! Colorado Springs's founder General William J. Palmer envisioned his new town would actively promote the sciences, and it did. The first X-rays west of the Mississippi were created here, and Pikes Peak became the country's premier location for high altitude research. Naturalists used Colorado Springs as a sort of basecamp, including some of Charles Darwin's closest friends and colleagues. This exciting…

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Thursday Fright Night – The Monster

October 21 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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