WELCOME BENT COUNTY FAIR: 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 when you have a free moment!

SUMMER FUN: Grand Hall exhibits: We have moved the military exhibit to the Grand Hall (thanks to all those who helped) and it looks GREAT. We also have 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 (bring your special quilts by Aug. 1) by the Bent County Art Guild will kick off on Aug. 12 with a demonstration of quilting methods – “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. Construction has begun on the school in Bell Park and we have new sidewalks! What a busy summer this has turned out to be, but we are grateful for progress.

COMING EVENTS: Sept. 23 – Painting on the Purgatoire at Boggsville; Oct. 14-15 - Boggsville Days; Oct. 20-21 – Doc Jones Chili Cookoff at Boggsville; Oct. 28 – Night at the Museum; Nov. 11 – 50’s Diner and Sock Hop at Museum; Nov. 28 – Homemade Christmas decorations Display at Museum; Dec. 9 – Christmas at the Museum & Boggsville Fundraiser.

FIELD TRIPS: Last Wednesday of each month – this week we visited Florence Museum, Railroad Station, ate at the Aspen Bakery and Café and toured the antique shops. Next month, Aug. 30 – Freemont County points of interest; Sept. 27 – Vilas and Boise City, Oklahoma; Oct. 25 – Fort Larned, Kansas; Nov. 29 – Raton and Capulin Volcano National Monument; and Dec. 20 – Pueblo Air Museum. All subject to changes and weather.

BOGGSVILLE & MUSEUM HOURS: Open Tuesday through Saturday. On Tuesday 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 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!