Events

 Upcoming events can viewed on the website, event board outside the History Center, the monthly newsletter, on Facebook , and a schedule can be picked up at the Center. The History Center holds monthly lectures from October through May. OCCHS hosts the summer Craft Fair every Saturday  in connection with the Old Colorado City's Farmers Market in Bancroft Park (Located north of the History Center). 

Walking Tours

Private walking tours of Old Colorado City and  Fairview Cemetery for groups of ten or more are available. Contact the OCCHS and ask for Leo, Roberta, or Suzanne. Leave a message for them to call you if they are not at the center. 

Contact OCCHS for details: (719) 636-1225

Haunted History Cemetery Tour

Haunted History Cemetery Tour is held every Fall at the Colorado Springs Fairview Cemetery. Learn the history of Old Colorado City in a fun and haunted way. 

Territory Days

Held every year, towards the end of May, Old Colorado City Territory days. OCCHS has craters both inside and outside the history center. Period Style historic interpreters give tours of the Old Pioneer Cabin, in Bancroft Park. Experience a touch of the old west with historic demonstrations, food vendors, shops, and games for the whole family

Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Retirement Parties

Host Your Own Event

 The Old Colorado City History Center Museum is an ideal place for special events, anniversary parties, weddings, ceremonies, business meetings or group gatherings.  We will work with you to make your event one to remember.  Give your event a historical flair.

The cost to rent our 1890's restored church is $100 per hour.  We have tables and chairs which will help you set up an arrangement that fits your needs.  A small kitchen is available if you choose to cater your event. Great for weddings!


Please call our museum, and ask to have an Events Coordinator give you a call.  Our number 636-1225 

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2019 Events

 

Monthly Lectures: October - May 

Friday start at 11:00 am 

Doors open at 10:30am

OCCHS Members free, others $5.00 

10/11/2019

MICHAEL

11:00 AM

Old Colorado City Historical Society & History Center

Event Details

10/11/2019

MICHAEL

  

Program Description –Michael Rexford McCormick was raised in Stratton, Colorado where his family owned a 2,500 plus acre farm. His grandfather and father were vile men, who passed the hatred of people on to Michael. Michael learned to kill without a conscience. In the 1980’s, Michael got sloppy and killed a man who had a semi-truck that Michael wanted to get for his father’s business. The man’s family filed a missing person’s report and when the man’s truck was found, it led them to Michael. In order to shave time off his prison sentence, Michael told the police about decades of killings at his family’s farm. A team was brought to the farm and 3 bodies were dug up, before the state ran out of money to dig up anymore. Michael also showed them the location of the dead truck driver. Michael was sent to prison for ONLY the death of the truck driver. He died in prison in 2010. The new owners of the McCormick farm began noticing a lot of ghostly activity around the farm and contacted S.P.O.O.K.S paranormal team to investigate. In total there were 72 murdered and buried on the farm, with many more buried around Colorado, Nevada and Texas. Tracy’s book has 55 pictures, most of the crime scene photos. She will have copies of her book MICHAEL for purchase which she will sign. 


Presenter - Tracy Beach

11:00 AM

Old Colorado City Historical Society & History Center

11/8/2019

LIFE ON THE EASTERN PLAINS OF COLORADO

11:00 AM

Old Colorado City Historical Society and History Center

Event Details

11/8/2019

LIFE ON THE EASTERN PLAINS OF COLORADO

Program Description – Life is what you make it, and the early residents of rural Colorado made

the most of it! This Program features the life of a 92 year old pioneer woman from the early 1900’s to

present day. Surviving the dust bowl, the depression and dangerous rattlers are just a part of her

fascinating life.


Presenter - Jane Milne combines autoharp with true, historical stories of life in Colorado. Jane,

an accomplished musician and performer, aims to keep stories of the Centennial State alive. Her engaging

stories are based on research of the era. Many characters are real people whom she has personally interviewed

to create their story. Jane resides in Pueblo. She presents in schools, for clubs and organizations, and will

enlighten, entertain and educate us.

11:00 AM

Old Colorado City Historical Society and History Center

11/9/2019

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

10 AM - 2 PM

1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Event Details

11/9/2019

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

 Wrap a warm scarf about you, step out into the light snow flurries and meet us in the Westside Community of Colorado springs for the Old Colorado City History Center's Holiday Craft Fair. Enjoy handmade crafts and get a jump start on that Holiday shopping. Come to support your local History Center. Our wonderfully talented Crafters are always happy to answer questions. There will be a variety of comforting treats and cozy gifts for the holiday season.

10 AM - 2 PM

1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

2020 Events

 

Monthly Lectures: October - May 

Friday start at 11:00 am 

Doors open at 10:30am

OCCHS Members free, others $5.00 

1/10/2020

THE GOLD SPIKE and The Transcontinental Railroad

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

Event Details

1/10/2020

THE GOLD SPIKE and The Transcontinental Railroad

Presenter: Ken Valles

Biographical Info: Ken has brought several presentations to OCCHS before. His hobbies include researching (and visiting when possible areas of the Southwest and the old West, WWII- the Pacific Theater, and Japanese martial arts. Ken lives in Divide, and has 12 grandchildren.

Program Description: You will see pictures from the original event (May 10, 1869), and video clips of the re-enactment that took place (attended by Ken). This is a celebration of 150 years. Learn about the true transcontinental railroad here in Colorado. Displays will include books, the gold spike replica, HO scale train replicas, posters, and other related items. Pictorial booklets will be available for purchase from the presenter.

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

2/14/2020

THE HISTORIC FILMS OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION – There is No Such Thing as a Typical Librarian

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

Event Details

2/14/2020

THE HISTORIC FILMS OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION – There is No Such Thing as a Typical Librarian

Presenter: Steve Antonuccio

Biographical Info: Steve Antonuccio has spent over 30 yeas working in public and academic libraries, and worked for 20 years in the Pikes Peak Library District. He attained an MLS degree in 1992 from Emporia State. During his career at the PPLD he helped establish a collection of historic films shot in the Pikes Peak Region. From the first film shot in 1897 by the Edison Company to over 100 films shot by the Alexander Film

Company from the 1920’s through the 1960’s, Steve has archived this remarkable collection housed at the Pikes Peak Library District. In 2019 he published a book on his career working in libraries entitled: “There is No Such

Thing as a Typical Librarian”.

Program Description: This program will feature samples of the historic films of the Pikes Peak region as they relate to his book “There is No Such Thing as a Typical Librarian”. These clips include samples of films shot by the Alexander Film Company as well as clips from several documentaries he produced during his career

at the Pikes Peak Library District.

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

3/13/2020

THE NEW SUMMIT HOUSE ON PIKES PEAK

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

Event Details

3/13/2020

THE NEW SUMMIT HOUSE ON PIKES PEAK

(More Info to come)

Presenter: Stuart L. Coppedge

Biographical Info : Architect with RTA ARCHITECTS

Program Description :

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

4/10/2020

THE PEAK OF RACING

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center

Event Details

4/10/2020

THE PEAK OF RACING

Presenter: Chris Lennon

Biographical Info: Chris Lennon is a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb winner. He is author of the new

book “The Peak of Racing”.

Program Description: Chris Lennon will share many never-before-seen photos and tell us lots of stories that have not been heard by many. This will include many of the greats who have competed and won on Pikes Peak including the Unsers, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, and from more recent days, Romain Dumas. It’s the next best thing to getting in a racecar and speeding up Pikes Peak yourself. He will also have his book available for sale and he’ll be happy to sign and personalize it for you.


To learn more bout the Sport, Author, and Book visit: 

WEBSITE

https://peakofracing.com 

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/WRARacing 

INSTAGRAM

 https://www.instagram.com/hillclimbguy/ 

11 AM

Old Colorado City History Center