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


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Videos & Gifts
All sales benefit the Society & Museum (a Non-profit 501C3)

The Palmer Lake Historical Society & the Vaile Museum make available several historical motif gift items. These are available for sale in the Lucretia Vaile Museum or by mail-order. Print out our order form to buy books, cards, videos, or other gift items directly from the PLHS.

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Summer Sojourn - DVD
Subject: Chautauqua, Glen Park, and Palmer Lake History
By Jim Sawatzki, (Emmy Nominee)
Summer Sojourn DVD

A History of Glen Park & the 1st Rocky Mountain Chautauqua which was held in Palmer Lake. Long before silent movies, radio, and television, over 45 million rural Americans relied on the Chautauqua stage for their cultural entertainments. President Theodore Roosevelt called the Chautauqua "America at its best."

The DVD includes another video "The Village on the Divide" a history of Palmer Lake, Colorado plus 30 minutes of bonus footage of Glen Park (The Glen) for a total running time of about 90 minutes. Produced by the Palmer Lake Historical Society.

$25.00 order

Palmer Divide Trilogy - DVD
Subject: Monument, Palmer Lake, and Divide area pioneer history
By Jim Sawatzki, (Emmy Nominee)
Palmer Divide Trilogy DVD

A three part DVD including the complete histories of Monument and Palmer Lake, Colorado and pioneer ranch families. "Milestones" tells the colorful tale of the growth of the Town of Monument from a small pioneer settlement into a bustling and thriving Front Range community. "The Village on the Divide" relates the story of The Town of Palmer Lake from when this area hosted roving tribes of Native Americans, railroad builders, Chautauqua visitors and summer tourists. Interviews include Malcolm "Scott" Carpenter one of our original Mercury Astronauts. "Divide Country" is a history of pioneers and open spaces along the Front Range of Colorado. Glimpse life from prehistoric times through the 19th-century. Meet familes whose descendants homsteaded the land in the 1860's and much more.

90 Minutes total running time, Produced by Palmer Divide Productions.

$25.00 order

Above & Beyond, A Hero's Story - DVD
Subject: Bill J. Crawford, Medal of Honor
By Jim Sawatzki, (Emmy Nominee)
Above and Beyond

This 30 minute presentation recounts the story of William J. Crawford. Bill, a Colorado native, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action during WWII. Bill's MOH was awarded posthumously to his father in 1943. Forty-one years later, President Reagan presented the medal to Bill. Find out how this came to be! Told by Bill, in his own words, with action footage. A gripping and inspiring story!

$9.95 order

Colorado Centennial Stationery
Colorado Centennial Notepaper

The Centennial State

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Notepaper with an Old Centennial graphic. Includes 10 illustrated pages, 10 plain pages, and 10 contrasting envelopes

$2.50 order

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