BOGGSVILLE ANNUAL CLEANUP: Many thanks to the Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association and Boy Scouts troops 376 from Denver and Troop 989 from Littleton, Museum members and other volunteers who came out and cleaned up Boggsville inside and outside. It looks wonderful. 50 volunteers worked hard and enjoyed a lunch after they were done. The weather was a bit breezy, but they stuck with it. Your hard work is appreciated!

SANTA FE TRAIL DAY ART SHOW - WANTED: We will start receiving Art Work this week for the 13th Annual Art Show! Adults can win $50 for Best of Show and People’s Choice, and $25 for first prize. Students can also win $50 for Best of Show. Entries are due no later than 4 p.m. April 24 and the fee is $10 per entry. Theme art for the 84th annual SFTD is, “Wanted: Settlers from 84 years of Santa Fe Trail Day. Reward: Wagon loads of fun.” Contact Linda Bourne if you need further information, at (719) 688-2508. Art show opens at 8 a.m. on Santa Fe Trail Day!

SANTA FE TRAIL DAYS (April 27-29) SCHEDULE: Museum opens at 8 a.m. with FREE admission all day. We will be open from 8 to 10 a.m., and noon to 4 p.m. Bent County Art Guild’s Art Show opens. Boggsville opens at 1 to 4 p.m. – FREE.
The Museum is having a celebration of the art show with a wine and cheese event from 4 to 5:30 p.m., FREE to celebrate the artists. On Saturday, both the Museum and Boggsville will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

FUTURE EVENTS: May 1 - Field Trip to Vilas and Boise, Oklahoma; May 26 – All Class Reunion Coffee at Museum; May 29 – Field Trip to Camel Graves in Bent County; May 25 - Boggsville Cemetery Tours; and many more events to come!

CURRENT HOURS: We are open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m., when volunteers are available. Please call to arrange a tour on the days we are unavailable. Contact (719) 456-6066 or (719) 469-2721.

RESEARCH LIBRARY: Open on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. It is helpful to make an appointment for specific research requests. Call Diane Baublits at (719) 456-1857 or the Museum at (719) 456-6066.

OLD TRAIL GALLERY SALES: We are proud to announce that the artwork of Linda Burns is now available in the Old Trail Gallery. We also have some great caps for sale designed and made by Joan Kinsley. Shop locally for your gifting pleasure. There are lots of special items that your families would enjoy for gifts!

BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TIDBITS: Like us at Bent County Historical Society and Boggsville Landmark on Facebook! 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. Thanks to all of you for your continued support – we can’t do it without you!