HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Feel free to bring your family over on Saturday, Dec. 26, to enjoy our beautiful Angel Exhibit. We will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST: Sponsored by LA/BC Chamber of Commerce and Las Animas Light and Power – VOTE FOR US!

COLORADO QUALIFIED ENTERPRISE ZONE (EZ) PROJECT: We are proud to announce that we were again approved by the state of Colorado as a qualified Enterprise Zone Project. All donations over $100 qualify for a 25 percent tax credit, a net Colorado state tax deduction and a federal tax deduction. This is a valuable tool for us for fundraising in that individuals and businesses will have additional incentive to make contributions because they can receive a tax credit on their income tax returns. Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) in Lamar serves as the Enterprise Zone Administrator for this region and checks must be made payable to SECED. After processing, the PHSBC will receive the contribution less a $5 administrative fee, and a fully executed Colorado tax credit form will be sent to the donor. An amazing opportunity to help us and also help you! Call with any questions.

HALL RENTALS: Consider renting our facilities for your next family party or meeting. Reasonable rates and a beautiful setting! Handicapped and easy access.

RADIO LAS ANIMAS: Listen to KRKV 107.3 Las Animas on LA Live Mondays at 6:30 a.m. or at their studio in the Chamber of Commerce Office at 702 Grove Avenue to hear the latest local news of the museum and community events. Broadcast is repeated at noon on Mondays and daily throughout the week. Check out website for updates and local community events.

OLD TRAIL ART GALLERY & GIFT SHOP & MUSEUM HOURS: Free access to the Old Trail Gallery if you just want to shop! Great Christmas gifts available for your family. Our museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, and free to children 6 and under.

PHS TIDBITS: Like us on Facebook (Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County and Boggsville) and check out our Web page - – or call us at (719) 456-6066. We continue to thank our volunteers, partners and friends – we are grateful for all your support and wish you a safe, blessed holiday season. Kathleen Tomlin