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2 years 4 months ago

Pueblo makes Top 10 Historic Preservation list

Pueblo has been named one of the Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation by Livability.com. Livability.com editors looked for cities that have a large number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places, offer incentives for maintaining and rehabilitating historic structures, and have active preservation groups. Editors also...

2 years 5 months ago

Trails and Rails: History on a Train

Trails and Rails, it's a chance to ride the train and see history firsthand. We took the train to learn more about the Amtrak and National Park Service program that trains volunteers to tell passengers about the view out their window. It's a history lesson with a view. ...

3 years 6 months ago

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 17, 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day. More than 1,000 invaders were captured; about 100 invaders and 150 of Castro's defenders were killed....

3 years 6 months ago

Today in entertainment history

On April 17th, 1960, singer Eddie Cochran died after suffering severe head injuries in a car crash in England. He was 21. Musician Gene Vincent and Cochran's girlfriend were injured. In 1961, "The Apartment" won the best picture and best director Academy Awards. Elizabeth Taylor won her first Oscar...

3 years 6 months ago

Pine Creek teacher is our April award winner

Congratulations to Pine Creek High School history teacher Heidi Rickard for being selected as the winner of our April Teachers First Award. Heidi has taught history and social science classes at the school for the last 10 years. Additionally, principal Jill Martin tells New First 5 that Heidi extends...

3 years 7 months ago

Learning through acting

Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ray Charles, among other 1950s icons made an appearance in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday morning. The Colorado Spring Conservatory and the Galileo School of Math and Science helped bring a rich tradition of thespians to Southern Colorado within their own schools. The program...

3 years 10 months ago

Historic Bessemer items requested

The Bessemer and Minnequa neighborhoods will be 125 years old next year and the Bessemer Historical Society is inviting people to donate their history relating to the area. The town of Bessemer was incorporated in 1886 by General William Palmer as a town to support the newly established Colorado...

3 years 10 months ago

Old fashioned Christmas event

El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo plans an old-fashioned "Plum Pudding Christmas" on Saturday, December 18. It happens from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children 7 to 12 years of age and family groups will make plum pudding, hand-crafted ornaments, enjoy a taffy pull, decorate cookies and sample...

4 years 3 months ago

History of Postcards at El Pueblo Museum

Old postcards provide a peek at the past and highly sought by collectors. On Thursday, July 22, Eileen Gose will present "Postcards: A Peek into Pueblo's Past" at El Pueblo History Museum. Gose will reveal the clues to dating a postcard even without the postmark and discovering more...

4 years 4 months ago

Rock Ledge Ranch open for the summer

Colorado Springs' living history museum, the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, is open for the summer. For the young and young-at-heart, costumed interpreters will tell the stories and demonstrate work, tools, and abilities of local residents through four time periods, from the 1700s through the first half of the...

4 years 4 months ago

Steel museum looks for a few good photos

The Steelworks Museum in Pueblo is looking for photos of steelworkers from the last 125 years. The Bessemer neighborhood in south Pueblo, which is named after a steel making process, will turn 125 next year. The museum continues to archive maps, photos, blueprints and employment records. But they could...

4 years 4 months ago

Anniversary of Pueblo's "Great Flood of 1921"

It's the 89th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the history of Pueblo. We're talking about the Great Flood of 1921. "It was so devastating," said Deborah Espinosa, Director of El Pueblo Museum. It happened on June 3, 1921. Streets in downtown Pueblo were flooded. The Arkansas River overflowed,...

4 years 4 months ago

KKK lesson gets teacher in trouble

A north Georgia history teacher faces punishment after administrators say she let four students wear Ku Klux Klan-like robes for a historical reenactment. Lumpkin County Schools superintendent Dewey Moye told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that teacher Catherine Ariemma made a poor decision. Administrators say four students in Ariemma's advanced placement...

4 years 5 months ago

Hidden history uncovered at Galileo School

The staff at the Galileo School of Math and Science has uncovered a deeper connection to its history. School administrators recently found a collection of old scrapbooks and other treasures from the schools early days as East Middle School hidden away in a storage closet near the assistant principal's...

4 years 6 months ago

Privatizing Pioneers Museum a possibility

History never stops, but at the Colorado Springs Pioneer's Museum they're worried it could on December 31st. City officials nearly closed the museum last year because of a lack of funding and director Matt Mayberry says they may need to restructure the institution as a private non-profit organization in...

4 years 8 months ago

Explosion rocks Breckenridge mansion

A remodeling project gone bad is being blamed for an explosion at the most expensive home in Summit County. One person was hospitalized after the explosion Monday in the house where lacquer was being sprayed as part of a remodeling project. Fire officials say lacquer is highly flammable and...

5 years 2 weeks ago

New site found near Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered a smaller prehistoric site near Britain's famous circle of standing stones at Stonehenge. Researchers have dubbed the site "Bluehenge," after the color of the 27 Welsh stones that were laid to make up a path. The stones have disappeared but the path of holes remains. The new...

5 years 1 month ago

Pikes Peak Library District gets $15,000 grant

The Pikes Peak Library District received a $15,000 grant from the Colorado State Library for a Play and Learn Program. Every elementary student in Colorado studies state history to meet the Colorado model content standards, including over 8,000 fourth-graders in El Paso County. The Pikes Peak Library District...

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