BOGGSVILLE CEMETERY TOURS: The third annual Boggsville Cemetery Tours will be held on Friday, May 25 starting at Boggsville at 4 p.m.  Visitors ride horse drawn wagons and buggies to the Bent County/Las Animas Cemetery and hear actors perform characters that lived and died in Bent County throughout the cemetery.  Every year there are new stories and actors.  This event is co-sponsored by PEO and Boggsville.  Cost is $10 per person – no meal will be provided but PEO will provide drinks and cookies. Come hear the stories of the people who settled Bent County. Learn about their lives, their hardships, their tragedies, their successes as they scratched out a living in the 1800's.  Good times!  For reservations for parties of four or more please call Linda Bourne at 719-688-2508.

COMING EVENTS: All Class Reunion Coffee at Museum; May 29 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – all classes welcome!  Field Trip to Camel Graves in Bent County; May 25; June 10 – Summer Doll Exhibit opens with a Tea Party; and many more events to come!

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!

CURRENT HOURS: Museum is open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Please call to arrange tours. Contact 719-456-6066 or 719-469-2721.  Boggsville is open from Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.  Contact 719-456-1358 or 719-281-6877.  RESEARCH LIBRARY: Open on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. It is helpful to make an appointment for specific research requests. Call the Museum at 719-456-6066 to make an appointment.

VIRTUAL TOURS:  You are invited to visit our newly revamped webpage at or Facebook at Bent County Heritage to see a tour of our Museum and the Kit Carson Chapel. It is fabulous – and donations are appreciated to help with these projects! Thanks to Chris Headlee for providing this service. Coming Soon – Boggsville’s virtual tour. Donations are appreciated in the Paypal donation boxes to help with these projects. 

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 newly designed webpage,; 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!

Kathleen Tomlin