PLHS hosts monthly historical talks and field trips on a variety of topics. They are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at the Palmer Lake Town Hall at 42 Valley Crescent St. Click here for directions. To submit an idea for an event, email PLHSPresident@gmail.com.
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A History of the Monument Preserve – from CCC to Recreation Area
July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a walking tour with Bill Normile of the Friends of the Monument Preserve as we explore the Monument preserve and learn its fascinating history.
Begun unsuccessfully on Pikes Peak, the Monument Tree Nursery (located just west of the town of Monument) ended up successfully producing over 72 million tree seedlings between 1906 and 1964. It was one of the first in the forest system and the most important in the Rocky Mountains.