About Us

THE OLD COLORADO CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 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.


Board of Directors

Current 

Roberta Hardy - President 

Sharon Swint - Vice President

Barbara Downs - Secretary 

Suzanne Schorsch - Treasurer 

Carolyn Hatch - Crafter Chairman

Leo Knudson - Maintenance  

Fred Leich - Researcher

Barbra Sweat - Board Member

Joanne Ruth -  Board Member

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

Past Presidents

  • Ramon Castillo - 1981-1982
  • David Hughes- 1982-1986
  • Agnes Johnson - 1986-1987
  • John Keller - 1987-1989
  • Joyce Johns 1989-1993
  • Lucille Cunningham - 1993-1996
  • Robert Heinich - 1996-1999
  • Gordon Gray - 1999-2001
  • Bev Disch - 2001-2008
  • Joanne Karlson - 2008-2010
  • Phil McDonald - 2010-2011
  • Sharon Swint - 2011-2013
  • Kathy McBride/Betty Baker - 2014-2015
  • Roberta Hardy- 2016 - Present


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