ART GUILD: The Art Guilt and Quilting Club hosted a Quilting Bee on Saturday. Seventeen people came and helped tie and finish seven quilts. These quilts will be given to Social Services and they will give them to children who "Need a Hug." Thank you ladies for your contributions to this wonderful cause!!

PHS: Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 6. Visit our webpage and click on the Colorado Gives link and donate; it is a quick and simple way to support the museum and Boggsville. Without your contributions we would not be able to continue to operate these wonderful places! Thank You, in advance for your support.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM: This annual fundraising event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. This year we will be celebrating at the Museum and Boggsville; lunch and activities will take place at the museum and around 4 p.m. We will all move to Boggsville for decorating a tree, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cider. More information will be coming out soon; watch for it! You won't want to miss all the fun!

SANTA DISPLAY: We are accepting Santas for our Santa display in the Grand Hall. Please bring your Santa by and tell us the story behind how it came into your family and holiday tradition. We will be accepting Santas throughout the holiday season.

BOGGSVILLE: Check out Boggsville. Even though the buildings are closed, you can still enjoy a walk on the trail and take in the winter scenery and wildlife. Boggsville: our very own National Treasure, go check it out!! Boggsville will reopen in the spring.

OLD TRAIL ART GALLERY & GIFT SHOP: Christmas is just around the corner, stop in the Old Trail Gallery and pick up a special gift for that special someone(s) on your list. We have many local artists featured in our Gallery, and they have produced some amazing items. We also have many books, for that history buff in your family, about local history, many written by local authors; for that person on your list who loves to read. PLUS, now through Christmas, you can take advantage of a 10% DISCOUNT!

SILENT AUCTION: CREAM SEPARATOR BIDDING TO END DEC. 10: We have a new adventure that we are embarking on. Occasionally we will feature a duplicate item we have here at the Museum, if you are interested in that item, stop by 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: bentctyheritage@centurytel.net), or stop by and drop it off.

RADIO LAS ANIMAS: Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m., KKRV 107.3 hosts a live show at the studio located in the Chamber of Commerce office at 702 Grove Avenue. Stop by or listen for all the local events. If you miss it Monday morning, you can catch recordings at noon throughout the week. The website: www.theavbridge.com is also a great place to check out what is going on locally.

MUSEUM HOURS and ADMISSION: We will be closed Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. We are open Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 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, bentcountyheritage.org; and for the technically challenged, just give us a call at (719) 456-6066. Thank you for your continued support. Have a safe and happy holiday season.