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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Just over 200 years ago, Major Stephen Long’s U.S. expedition came through the Palmer Divide area. Long and nineteen other men traveled by boat, horseback, and foot from 1819-1820 to explore the Platte River and its sources. The team included soldiers, artists, and botanists and they were among the first Europeans in the area. They […]
The Colorado 10th Mountain Division, a WWII group of skiers and mountaineers, was trained to fight the Germans in Northern Italy. Presented by Col. Tom Duhs, USMC, ret.
Regrettably, the PLHS Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the Annual Membership Meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022. Due to the spike in Covid in our area we have deemed it too risky to meet in person. No need to bring any potluck items! We'll bring the chili, cornbread, dessert, […]