The Fourth Annual Boggsville Cemetery Tours will be held on May 24 starting at Boggsville. The first wagon tour will leave Boggsville at 2 p.m. and every 30 minutes thereafter until 4:30 p.m. Visitors will enjoy riding horse-drawn wagons to the Bent County/Las Animas Cemetery. Actors will perform characters that lived and died in Bent County throughout the cemetery.

The characters this year will be Amache Prowers, Thomas “Frank” Dean, Franc Leedham, C. W. Hurd, Casto Dunavin, and William “Bill” Stephens.

This event is co-sponsored by PEO and Boggsville.

Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for children 12 and under, and children under 6 enter for free. Refreshments will be provided by PEO at Boggsville.

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 – early 1900s. 

For reservations for parties of 4 or more, call Larry Bourne at 719-281-6877.

COMING EVENTS: The All Class Reunion Coffee will be held at the Museum the morning of May 25. The Museum will host a new event at 2 p.m. by John Lively Tours and Talks entitled, “Who was the Sculptor in Buckskin?” Should be a fun weekend! Our next exciting event will be a tea party kicking off our Summer Hat Exhibit, 2-4 p.m.  June 9.

CURRENT HOURS: Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays 1-4 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. Historical Society members enter for free. Visit the Old Trail Gallery for your shopping needs — we are having a summer sale 20% OFF on clothing — stop by and check it out — no admission charge to shop. Please call to arrange tours of the Museum after hours at 456-6066 or 469-2721.

Boggsville reopened on Santa Fe Trail Day and will be open through Boggsville Days, Oct. 11-13. Boggsville’s new hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact 456-1358 or 281-6877 for any special arrangements.