In 1976 a group of citizens who recognized the historical significance and unique culture of Old Colorado City founded the Old Colorado City Historical Society. The Society seeks to maintain the memory of (1) early El Paso County - which included Teller County until 1901, (2) the original Colorado City which existed from 1859 until 1917 - essentially between today's West 20th and 32d streets Colorado Avenue and south of Fountain Creek, including the Midland Area, and (3) the entire Colorado Springs Westside since annexation in 1917. The All Volunteer (no paid staff) Society exists to encourage research, preserve and keep alive the unique history, culture and spirit of West Side Colorado Springs through education of children and the community, through maintenance of the History Center at One South 24th Street Colorado Springs.
Barbara Sweat - President
Sharon Swint - Vice President
Barbara Downs - Secretary
Judy Stoll - Co-Treasurer
Lynn Dougherty - Co-Treasurer
Fred Leich - Researcher
Ashley Affleck - Social Media & West Word Editor
Sandi Suddarth - Board Member
Betty Chastain - Board Member
Amanda Long - Photo Archivist
Samantha Hogate - Collections & Archives
Charter Members - Organized 1976, Incorporated 1980, Tax Exempt 1985 Kay Arnold, Lucille Damico, Margaret Bofenkamp, David Hughes, Sally Brawner, Flora Belle Hull, Vera Chambon, Barbara Keller, Bertha Chilcott, Agnes Johnson Loesch, Ralph Conner, Isabelle Mosley, Leon Young, Virginia Cox, Rebecca Hughes
Please note that our Fall programs will take place at 6pm this year. Our hope is that this change will make our programs more accessible to members working around school and work schedules.
We hope to see you there!