Ways to Celebrate the Sesquicentennial

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Read our local history

Check out this list of books on a wide variety of topics related to our regional history from the Pikes Peak Library District.

Visit the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has numerous exhibits, educational programs and opportunities to immerse yourself in the history of our city.  To celebrate the Sesquicentennial, the museum will unveil three significant exhibits over the next two years.  Visit cspm.org for all the details. 

Visit Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

The spritied history of the Pikes Peak Region comes alive at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, a living history museum located at the entrance to Garden of the Gods Park.  Experience the daily lives of the the Region's earliest inhabitants, beginning with American Indians in 1775 through four more periods ending in 1907.  Historical interpreters, dressed in clothing appropriate to their respective era, offer tours, demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities. 

Plant a tree

To carry on Palmer’s vision of a tree-lined city, we are challenging the community to help plant 18,071 new trees over the next two years. 

Beards & Bonnets

Celebrate in historic style with the Beards & Bonnets challenge