CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM: This annual event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 — write it down, you won't want to miss it! This year we will be celebrating at the museum and Boggsville, watch for more information coming out soon!

PHS NEWS: Join the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association in the Grand Hall this Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m.; they will be having a meeting, followed by a potluck lunch. At 1 p.m. the highlight of the afternoon will be a presentation by Sandy Dexter titled: "Walking Woman?: Amache Ochinee Prowers."

SANTA DISPLAY: Beginning Nov. 15 we will be accepting Santas for our annual Christmas display. Drop off your Santa and tell us the story of how it has become a special holiday tradition for your family!

BOGGSVILLE: Even though Boggsville is closed for the season, go on out and walk around and take in the beauty of the changing of the seasons.

ART GUILD: On Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Art Guild and Quilting Club will be hosting the 2nd Annual Quilting Bee in the Grand Hall at John W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum. Numerous families have donated material and supplies for these quilts which are given to Social Services to give to children who just "need a hug" while families are in crisis. A total of eight quilts have been given to children in need so far; join us as we "sew a little love"? into our community.

SILENT AUCTION: CREAM SEPARATOR BIDDING TO END DEC. 10: We have a new adventure that we are embarking on! We have several duplicate items that we have acquired over the years and we have decided to offer them to the public through a silent auction as a fundraiser to help meet expenses. We will feature an item occasionally, if you are interested in that item, stop by the museum and check it out. To bid on an item, submit your name, address, phone, email and amount you wish to bid by mail, email (to:, or stop by and drop it off.

OLD TRAIL ART GALLERY & GIFT SHOP: It's that time of year ... Christmas is coming soon, so stop by our Old Trail Art Gallery and Gift Shop during museum hours and shop! There is no admission charge for shopping and browsing. Stop in and check out the talents of our local artists and pick up a book regarding our local history to read!

RADIO LAS ANIMAS: KKRV 107.3 Las Animas has a live show every Monday morning at 6:30 a.m.; listen for information on all of our upcoming events, or stop by the studio at the Chamber of Commerce Office (702 Grove Avenue). If you miss the Monday morning live show you can catch recordings of it at noon during the week. Check out all the local and community events on website.

MUSEUM HOURS and ADMISSION: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $5; Youth (6-12) $4; under 6 and active military FREE! Tours can be scheduled during business hours, or afterward; just give us a call at (719) 456-6066.

Our Grand Hall and Library are also available for rental; for large and small meetings, parties, or other special events; give us a call and let us make a reservation for you, your business or organization.

PHS TIDBITS: If you are a Facebook user, like us (Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County and Boggsville Landmark)! All our events and activities are posted; check us out so you don't miss a thing! If you aren't on Facebook, try our webpage; and for the technically challenged, just give us a call at (719) 456-6066. We truly appreciate all the support you provide! Your donations and volunteer hours are what fund our beautiful Museum & Heritage Center and Boggsville, our very own National Treasure. Thank You!