American Pickers at Kit Carson Museum: I’m sure everyone has heard by now that the American Pickers has been filming in Las Animas at Randy Losey’s. We had asked them to visit the old Kit Carson Museum when we heard they might be in the area, but they never committed. This past Saturday they surprised us with a visit and enjoyed picking things that we no longer had a need for and had been slotted for a future auction. Gary Pritchard, Linda Lightcap and Donna Dodson toured with Mike Wolfe and his brother. This program is on the history channel and his usual partner, Frank Fritz, had returned home due to illness, so his brother joined him. The American Pickers recycle America by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory and history. What an honor to be included!

FAIR WEEK July 24-29: We are proud to honor the Bent County Fair participants by featuring our window exhibits for the FFA and the 4-H youth and providing free visits to the Museum. Come on by during Fair Week and enjoy our exhibits.

SUMMER FUN: Collections – Grand Hall Summer exhibit for July is collections – on display now in the grand hall – see Don Headlee’s turtle collection in memory of Rosie, some of her southwest art items, and some special dishes by Janell Roberts. A quilt Exhibit by the Bent County Art Guild is coming in August – “History of Quilting.” Ice Cream Socials - kids in Bell Park on Aug. 8 and quilt presentation and ice cream social at the Museum on Aug. 12. Also watch for a new Bent County Chronicle coming out soon!

BOGGSVILLE & MUSEUM HOURS: Open Tuesday through Saturday. On Tuesdays the Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Boggsville from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday both open from noon to 4 p.m. We are closed on Sunday and Monday. Boggsville appreciates all donations for visitations to help with operating expenses. Boggsville and the Museum are glad to provide tours when we are not open – just call 456-6066. Always glad to accommodate your family and friends. If you are a member of the Bent County Historical Society, your visits to the Museum are free - just pay for your guests. Bring your family when they visit. Adults $5; Youth (6-12) $4; under 6 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. We appreciate your support.

BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TIDBITS: Like us at Bent County Historical Society 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 bentcountyheritage.org; and for the technically challenged, just give us a call at 719-456-6066.

RADIO LAS ANIMAS: KKRV 107.3 is taking the summer off so no broadcasts. They will be back in the fall – but they continue to post events on the AV Bridge at the website: www.theavbridge.com which is also a great place to check out what is going on locally. Thank you for your continued support