Museum opening hours: Wednesdays 1 pm to 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm Special tours or research hours can be provided by calling 719-559-0837

Physical Address:

66 Lower Glenway

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Mailing address:

PO Box 662

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Events

Welcome back! PLHS events for Summer and Fall 2021 have been tentatively scheduled. Updates are coming soon.

 

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 PLHSVicePresident@gmail.com.

 

Radio and Its Unknown Pioneers

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

Wayne Russert presents. In the 1920’s a high-end parlor radio cost more than a brand new model T Ford. Folks went to great lengths to own a radio.

Pikes Peak Trolleys: Past, Present and Future

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

1980s John Haney helped found the Pikes Peak Trolley and Restoration Shop in Colorado Springs.

A Treasure Trove of Local History at the PPLD

Brett Lobello will present an overview of the scope of historic material contained in Special Collections and highlight stories and material from those collections.

Helen (Hunt) Jackson: A Complex, Creative, & Influential Life

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

Doris A McCraw presents. Jackson was an amazing woman, a woman far more complex than the one history speaks about.” Helen was described as “the most brilliant, impetuous and thoroughly individual woman in her time”. She was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985.

Monument Tree Farm Walking Tour

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

Eric Schwab will conduct walking tours of the Monument Tree Farm. The first tour is at 9 am. The second tour is at 2 pm.

The U.S. Army 10th Mtn. Division, Born in Colorado

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

Presented by Col. Tom Duhs, USMC (Ret.) “The Ski Troops” trained at Camp Hale and were modeled on Finnish Winter-Warfare troops.

The Long Expedition on the Front Range, 1820

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

John Stansfield presents. From Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains and back. Major Stephen Long’s U.S. expedition traveled by boat, horseback and foot in 1819 — 1820. They came through our area, named Castle Rock & Discovered the Columbine flower.

Father’s Day Ice Cream Social

Palmer Lake Historical Society 66 Lower Glenway St, Palmer Lake, CO

Join the community for an old-time celebration on the Village Green featuring free ice cream, pie, and music.

A History of the Monument Preserve – from CCC to Recreation Area

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 […]

PLHS @ Family Day: History at the WMMI

Western Museum of Mining and Industry 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO

Look for us at the Reynolds Ranch House! The Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is hosting a history-themed family day on the museum grounds. Food, activities, and presentations will be provided throughout the day.  The Palmer Lake Historical Society will be in the Reynolds Ranch House with artifacts and historical information about the house.

Pikes Peak Trolleys

Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street, Monument, CO

The Colorado Springs area had a streetcar system that was one of the best to be found anywhere. This presentation will cover this history of streetcar service, how it affected the lives of residents, and what became of it. The presenter, John Haney, is a Colorado Springs native whose family has been in the Pikes […]

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