COS 150: Then and Now Historic Photos

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COS 150 Exhibit Promo

COS 150 Exhibit Promo

(Video by Jamey Hastings, You May Clap Productions)

Colorado photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography is helping the City of Colorado Springs celebrate COS150 with his own “then and now” photography project. Mike is replicating photos from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Pikes Peak Library District and other archives in his own way while showcasing people who are doing amazing things in our community.

Mike’s project will culminate in an exhibit that will feature 50 pairs of photographs and will open on July 8, 2021 at Library 21c. The photos will be on display at this location for 2 months and then travel to various library branches and other venues for the next 6-12 months.

The project is designed to celebrate the Colorado Springs sesquicentennial and educate the public about the history of the area. It has the backing of the mayor’s office and was recognized by Colorado Springs City Council on January 28, 2020 through an official proclamation.

Exhibit Gallery

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How you can participate

You can help us celebrate by digging through your old photos of Colorado Springs, recreating your favorites, and posting them to social media.

Whether you are a resident, visitor, business, or organization, we want to see your “Then & Now” photos comparing an “old and new” view of the same local area, neighborhood, park, scenic backdrop or event.

Don’t forget to tag @CityofCOS and use #COS150 when you share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.