ALLISON RELATIVE VISITS: We were quite surprised to have a visit last week from Raymond McAnally, who is the great-great-grandson of John Allison (Clay's brother). He was doing research on the Allison family and really enjoyed the "Dance Hall" exhibit with Clay Allison's spurs. We exchanged research information and had a great time! You never know who will visit our Museum!

FIELD TRIP TO PIONEER MUSEUM IN COLORADO SPRINGS — FINAL PLANS: Anne Galbraith has extended an invitation to us to visit the Helen Cogswell Trostel (her mother), exhibit. Anne will provide introduction and history about her family. The Trostels homesteaded at Caddoa and the exhibit includes oil landscapes of the area before the John Martin Dam was built. Also included in the exhibit is a small display commemorating the 100 years the Cogswells have been in Colorado Springs. We will go out to lunch after the tour and then have dessert at the Cogswells. Join us on July 26 – leaving the Museum at 8 a.m. Please RSVP – car pools available. Also read "All Those Dam People" on sale at the Old Trail Gallery – a story of the homesteaders that lived in the valley before the John Martin Dam was built.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Aug. 2 - Kids ice cream social 10 a.m. at Bell Park; Aug. 27 – 2-4 p.m. - Old fashioned ice cream social at Bell Park; Sept. 17 – Old fashioned ice cream social at Boggsville.

DOC JONES CAVALRY SADDLE SUMMER EXHIBIT: Open in the Grand Hall throughout the summer. What an awesome display of our military history and heritage! Thanks, Doc, we appreciate your support!

BOGGSVILLE SUMMER HOURS: Boggsville tours are being offered Monday and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and we are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your family and visit Boggsville! They will love it!

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 theavbridge.com 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! Boggsville and Santa Fe Trail T-shirts ON SALE! Our museum is open each week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, and Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children, free to active military and children under 6. We are happy to provide tours off hours – just call us!

PHS TIDBITS: Like us on Facebook (Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County and Boggsville) and check out our webpage - bentcountyheritage.org – or call us at (719) 456-6066. We continue to thank our volunteers, partners, and friends – we are grateful for all your support.