PIONEER ANNUAL LUNCHEON: Our Annual Meeting and Sand Creek Presentation will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. This is when we thank our many volunteers, elect board members and officers for the next year, and generally celebrate our successes. We would love to have you attend! Steve Bourne will be cooking up a light luncheon and we will have a few desserts. You don’t have to bring a covered dish, just come and enjoy yourself. Shawn Gillette, Ranger from Sand Creek, will present the award-winning film, “The Sand Creek Massacre and the Civil War,” with a discussion to follow. Please join us!

QUILTING BEE: Join us for a Bent County Art Guild quilting bee on Tuesday, March 21 where we make quilts for a local children’s project from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We need volunteers to iron, pin quilts together, and stitch binding to the quilts. All help will be appreciated. Contact Janell Roberts or Linda Bourne for further information.

HERITAGE LIBRARY: We are open for research on Tuesdays – come and check out the library and find your roots. We are working on a huge grant! Rearranging and improving. We would like to digitize some of our historical data bases and can always use more volunteers 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 are open 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. Always glad to accommodate your family and friends. If you belong to the PHSBC, your visits are free!

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: PHS members now receive free admission. Bring your family when they visit. 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 bentcountyheritage.org; 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: www.theavbridge.com is also a great place to check out what is going on locally. Thank you for your continued support!