Local History

LOCAL HISTORY: Co-Chairs: Anna Ahern, 719-635-3439 aavillasierra@aol.com;                                      Judie Werschky, 719-632-9989, judiewer@aol.com

Group visits historic places or has speakers about significant people or movements in the Southeastern Colorado area.

September 19, 2014: Visit Guffey, an old mining town with lots of character. History will be presented by Betty Royce, deputy sheriff of Park County.

October 17, 2014: Visit Chico Basin Ranch with Michael Moon.

November 21, 2014: The Courthouse Controversy (how it almost didn’t get built, how it was almost torn down, and how it is preserved today) presented by Leah Davis Witherow.

December 19, 2014: Travel to Denver to tour the Brown Palace Hotel and Union Station.

January 16, 2015: History of the El Paso County Poor Farm with Robin Lynch

February 20, 2015: Jessy Randall, Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, will discuss Helen Hunt Jackson’s life and the writing of Ramona.

March 20, 2015: The history of St. George’s Anglican Church by Rev. Don Armstrong and Helene Schafer.

April 17, 2015: Chief Manitou and his contributions to the Pikes Peak Region with author Robert Cronk.