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Denver cultural district: possible role model?

Denver cultural district: possible role model?

In November 1988, voters in the six-county Denver Metro Area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) were asked to approve a 1/10 of a cent sales tax for something called the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The district’s purpose: “to distribute funds for the support of cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten… Continue Reading Denver cultural district: possible role model?

Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

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Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

It’s easy to get the impression that most gun owners are angry, middle-aged men who thrive on the doomsday rhetoric of some gun manufacturers. In fact, many Americans own firearms for reasons that have little or nothing to do with self-defense. Far from focusing on home invasions or the tyranny of the federal government, they’re… Continue Reading Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

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Pioneers Museum receives grant to continue renovations

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum was awarded a $199,382 State Historical Fund grant to finish the next phase of its exterior renovation project. The grant will allow the museum to start the third phase of its  $1.4 million, five-phase rehabilitation project, which started in 2010. The next projects will focus on restoration of stone and… Continue Reading Pioneers Museum receives grant to continue renovations

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Snoopy, NASA featured at Pioneers Museum exhibit

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The Space Foundation is partnering with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to support a special traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum called “To the Moon: Snoopy soars with NASA.” The exhibit runs Nov. 17 through April 20, and examines the history of Apollo 10 and the role the gang from the Peanuts comic… Continue Reading Snoopy, NASA featured at Pioneers Museum exhibit

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Steel-cased doors lead to a series of windowless vaults, which were enlarged and updated during the FAC’s 2007 renovation/expansion. They’re big, quiet spaces, as full of treasure as King Tut’s tomb. Continue Reading Museums sit atop storehouses of local treasures

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Pioneers Museum restoration work continues

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The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has launched the second phase of its exterior restoration project. Director Matt Mayberry said the museum is still open even though of the construction barriers and renovation workers. “A few people have called us to find out what the heck is going on,” Mayberry said. “The barriers are in place… Continue Reading Pioneers Museum restoration work continues

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Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs began work on the first of a five-phase restoration project at the Pioneers Museum this week. Scaffolding and bucket trucks will begin appearing on the site, and workers will occasionally be seen rappelling along the sides of the Museum’s clock tower, according to Museum Executive Director Matt Mayberry. “We have… Continue Reading Murphy Construction embarks on Pioneers Museum project

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Today kicks off a five-month restoration project at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s home, the 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. The public will soon start to see scaffolding and bucket trucks around Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and workers rappelling along the sides of the Museum’s clock tower, said city spokeswoman Julie Smith. The project contractor… Continue Reading First-phase restoration project kicks off at Pioneers Museum

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A new frontier for Pioneers Museum

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For decades, the financially strapped Pioneers Museum has been one of the city’s crown jewels, an institution owned and largely funded by city taxpayers.

With public dollars dwindling, that may be about to change. Continue Reading A new frontier for Pioneers Museum

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The long-awaited El Paso County plan to rescue the Pioneers Museum from closure was presented by county officials to their city counterparts Monday afternoon. It consisted of a nine-page PowerPoint presentation, which left many questions unanswered. The county made what appeared to be a non-negotiable demand that the city transfer title to the historic 1903… Continue Reading Time to turn the Pioneers Museum over to a nonprofit

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