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Pioneers Museum celebrates 150 years of resilience in the Springs

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2023-07-27 19:45:57-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — 150 years of greatness is now on display at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

This year marks a major milestone for the city. July 21, 2021 will be 150Th anniversary of it's founding. Instead of opening this exhibit on the anniversary date, museum staff thought the community needed a reminder, of the people who make The Pikes Peak region great.

"We think these anniversaries are really important to look backwards, but also what is to come, and our role in making that community what it will be," said Matt Mayberry, Director of the Pioneers Museum.

The exhibit is called "COS@150", and features over 150 objects that tell the inspiring stories of people who had to overcome some of the same challenges we are facing now, from recessions to illnesses and diseases.

"You'll see the stories about people who made a difference in Colorado Springs," said Leah Davis Withorew, Curator for Pioneers Museum. "You'll see people who worked hard to make this place better, and that can be really inspiring when you're going through difficult times."

Saturday, was the exhibit's first day, and staff members told News5 reservations filled up before noon. You must make a reservation before you pay a visit. Admission is free, and masks and social distancing are required. For more information, click here.