Palmer Lake Historical Society
Serving the Tri-Lakes/Palmer Divide Since 1956
P.O. Box 662, Palmer Lake, CO 80133


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Program Schedule for 2015

General membership meetings are normally held in the evening on the third Thursday of each month in the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Following a brief business meeting, there is an historical presentation followed by refreshments. Programs are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. See The Tribune Calendar/Events, The Community News, Posted Flyers or the Membership Program Email for Details.

Should a program be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, the Membership will be notified as practical by email of the cancellation and the substitute program.  During the school year, the closing of the D-38 School District, usually for inclement weather, will also indicate the cancellation of a scheduled Historical Society program or event occuring on that day.  D-38 closure announcements are made on many local media outlets.

All Palmer Lake Historical Society events are planned, coordinated and carried out by the board of directors of the PLHS.

January 15, 2015  6:30 pm

Annual Potluck Dinner and Membership Meeting  Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Got any antique items at home? Bring them to show everybody. Renowned artist and piano player, Joe Bohler will provide entertainment for the evening.

February 19, 2015 7:00 pm

“The Battle of New Market”  Pat McCarthy will describe the battle in which the Confederate Forces defeated the Union advance, thus sparing Richmond. We will also cover the strange genealogy of a Southern soldier.

March 19, 2015 7:00 pm

“Kid Curry’s Last Ride”  Ann Williams tells of a great grandfather and his involvement with a posse and Kid Curry.

April 16, 2015 7:00 pm

“Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region”  John Wesley Anderson returns to talk about Ute Indian prayer trees of the Pikes Peak Region.

May 21, 2015 7:00 pm

“American Bison”  Robin Hammitt talks about the massacre to near extinction of the American Bison and includes theories on why it happened.

June 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Parade of GP30s in Colorado Mel McFarland talks about the General Motors GP30 and other rare locomotives.

June 21, 2015 Noon to 5:00 pm, Sunday

Father’s Day Ice Cream Social  Bring the family to the Palmer Lake Town Hall for free ice cream, pie, and music on the Village Green as we celebrate Dads everywhere!

July 16, 2015 7:00 pm

“Navy Ships Named USS Colorado”  Dick Cooper will talk about Navy ships named Colorado including the fast attack submarine due to be commissioned in 2016.

August 1, 2015 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday

“Return of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua”  Relive Palmer Lake as it was over 100 years ago thru portrayals, re-enactments, demonstrations, and exhibits.

August 20, 2015 7:00 pm

"Monument Tree Nursery"  Eric Swab will talk about the Monument Tree Nursery.

September 17, 2015 7:00 pm

“Rocky Mountain Park”  John Stansfield portrays Enos Mills, Rocky Mountain Naturalist, on the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain Park.

October 15, 2015 7:00 pm

“George Washington”  Dressed as the Father of our Country, Dave Wallace will bring Washington to life.

November 19, 2015 7:00 pm

“Orphan Train”  Jane Milne brings this true hardship story to life

December 2015

No Meeting:  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

See The Tribune, Calendar/Events, The Community News, or Posted Flyers for Details.  All Programs are at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, and are Open to Everyone at no charge, unless otherwise noted.  Watch for Details.

Come one, come all!

Come One, Come All.

Step this way,
for a history making
good time!


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