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Life and Times of General William J. Palmer

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

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Life and Times of General William J. Palmer

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 This program was postponed due to inclement weather and will be
rescheduled for a future presentation.

In acknowledgment of Veteran’s Day, Jim Sawatzki presents a program on General William J. Palmer—namesake of the town of Palmer Lake, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, founder of Colorado Springs, and builder of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. By outward appearances Palmer was wealthy and accomplished, but his private life was bittersweet. The program will feature a screening of “The Life and Times of General William Jackson Palmer,” a film written, directed, and produced by the presenter.

Admission is free and open to all!

Doors open to the public at 6:30

Light refreshments are served after the program.

Telly Award winning and Emmy nominated producer/director Jim Sawatzki has been documenting Front Range Colorado history since 1992. His work has been featured on regional PBS affiliates and local cable channels and has been shown nationally on A&E’s Biography channel. Jim is the current president of the Palmer Lake Historical Society Board and an active member of the Tri-Lakes arts community.


November 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Palmer Lake Town Hall
42 Valley Crescent Street
Palmer Lake, CO 80133 United States
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