Dec. 5, 2016

PHS: Wow! What a busy time here at the museum! We hosted one stop on the Amazing Family Challenge; 152 visitors stopped by the Museum to see the Santa exhibit. What an AMAZING turnout! Nine attended the field trip to the Old Town Museum in Burlington, Colorado. We have the Santa display up for your viewing enjoyment and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the museum. Drive by and take a peek at Bell Park after dark; we have been working hard on the Christmas lights, so keep driving by, more light displays are in the works! Stop by and check out what we've been up to!

CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM: Saturday, Dec. 10, is our Christmas at the Museum (and Boggsville this year) Fundraiser. The museum will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch (chili and all the fixin's) will be served from noon until 2 p.m. There will be activities for young and old to participate in: ornament and old-fashioned Christmas decorations. Then around 4 p.m. everyone will move from the Museum to Boggsville for tree decorating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cider. Advance meal tickets are on sale through Friday, Dec. 9; stop by and pick yours up (adults $8, Youth 6-12 $4 and under 6 FREE). Tickets will also be on sale the day of the fundraiser (adults $10, Youth 6-12 $5 and under 6 FREE.)

BOGGSVILLE: Take a drive out to Bent County's National Treasure! Boggsville will re-open in the spring; be watching for a list of upcoming events for 2017.

OLD TRAIL ART GALLERY & GIFT SHOP: Stop in and do some Christmas shopping at the Old Trail Gallery and enjoy a 10 percent discount now through Christmas! We feature many local artists and have several historical books pertaining to Bent County for sale. New coffee mugs will be arriving soon, so stop by and check it out!!

MUSEUM HOURS and ADMISSION: 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 Heritage Library are 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: Like Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County and Boggsville Landmark on Facebook. Linda Bourne does a wonderful job of keeping these updated with all the latest news and events. If you aren't on Facebook, try our webpage; and for the technically challenged, just give us a call at (719) 456-6066.

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: is also a great place to check out what is going on locally.

Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season! Thank you for your continued support!

Kathleen Tomlin