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Colorado Springs throwing a Sesquicentennial party

Downtown Colorado Springs
Posted at 8:17 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 22:17:46-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Now through July 31st, events will take place throughout the city, giving people a bit of a snap shot off what the last 150 years has been like.

"Just like any birthday or anniversary of a marriage. It's a time to assess how we became the community we are today. What influenced us, what changed us over time," said Matt Mayberry, Pioneers Museum Director.

The first event of the celebration took place on Saturday, at the Pionneers Museum.

The exhibit, COS 150 Celebration, is now open to the public.

The exhibit explores the history and culture of Colorado Springs over the last 150 years.

"Colorado Springs is a different place. It is unique and its character is defined in the sense of how we are founded," said Maybeery.

Other events this year will include a gala, downtown festival, and brews fest.

Mayberry says that now is a good time for the community to think about where we want to go moving forward.

"You know the decisions we make today are going to influence and frankly become history in the future," said Mayberry.

Learning, teaching, and sharing with one another the history of Colorado Springs.

To learn more about the events in 2021 click here.

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