VALENTINE DINNER & DANCE: Plans are coming together with the PHS and the Bent County Art Guild to host a Valentine dinner & dance on Sunday, Feb. 12. This will be a semi-formal sit-down dinner in the Bistro Guilde de l'Art restaurant in the Grand Hall. Menu options are chicken Parmesan and beef and mushrooms, with baked potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad and desert. Some special entertainment is planned. Dinner will be served between the hours of 5 and 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 each and reservations can be made by calling the museum at 456-6066 or Linda Bourne at 688-2508. Join us for the special fundraising event!

FIELD TRIP: We are kicking the year off with a field trip on Jan. 31 to the CF&I Museum in Pueblo – leaving the Museum at 8 a.m. Our monthly field trips are the last Tuesday of each month, when possible, and we enjoy the camaraderie and find ways to improve our operations and exhibits. It is a lot of fun making new friends and contacts.

HERITAGE LIBRARY: Looking for volunteers! We have been doing a lot of work and organizing in the library and are working on a large grant request to digitize some of our historical data bases and can always use more help for Diane Baublits. If you wish to volunteer in the library, please let us know. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. is the regular volunteer day if that would work for you.

WINTER HOURS: Our winter hours for January and February will be Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday and we are always closed on Sunday and Monday. We are glad to provide tours when we are not open – just call 456-6066 or 469-2721. We are always glad to accommodate your family and friends.

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!

MUSEUM ADMISSION: Adults $5; Youth (6-12) $4; under six and active military FREE! 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. Thank you for your continued support!