NEEDLEWORK HISTORY EXHIBIT
By Kathleen Tomlin
June 1, 2022
The Rawlings Heritage Center is proud to announce their Needlework History Exhibit for their summer exhibit, with the help of our partner, the Bent County Art Guild. Exhibit kicks off with a Sunday afternoon tea party on June 12th at 2:00 pm. Tea parties are always fun with old fashioned hats and dresses, door prizes, and refreshments. Categories included in the exhibit are embroidery, latch hook, sewing, tatting, crocheting, kitting, and hand quilting. We will try to have wonderful examples of hand-crafted items throughout the ages, pulled from the Museum collection, and with loans from community members. The Kinsley community quilt will be featured. Joan Kinsley, a local very talented crafter, is planning on three workshops throughout the summer in the Grand Hall at 1pm – knitting on June 29th; crocheting on July 27th; and embroidery on August 31st. Our goal is to introduce various needlework crafts to our youth in the community for future preservation. We are asking the community to share items for the exhibit and show off your treasures! Please bring your items between June 1st and June 7th. Please call 719-456-6066 if you have any questions or Kathleen Tomlin at 719-456-2948.
MUSEUM AND BOGGVILLE OPEN
We are proud to announce that the Museum is now open for business! Restrictions are 10 or less visitors at a time, masks required, as well as maintaining social distancing (6 feet). Hours are Tuesday 9am – 4pm; Tuesday – Friday 1pm to 4pm; and Saturday noon-4pm. We are CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY, but available for private tours by appointment. Come and see our new additions – the volunteers have been busy. Ken Curtis in military uniform will welcome you! Boggsville Historical Site, with self-guided interpretive tour, is open daily year-round. The historic Boggs and Prowers houses with visitor center are open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Call 456-6066 with any questions.
John W. Rawlings Heritage Center
560 Bent Avenue, Las Animas, CO 81054
Come In and Visit Our VR/3D Tour of the Museum
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All Donations made will go to the funding of the Museum and help being more exhibits to the Museum. Thank You..
The John W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum is a dynamic place where history and culture come together to be experienced by a multi generational audience. Historic exhibits and events will interpret the influence of Bent County on the growth of the state and region. The facility serves as headquarters of the Bent County Historical Society where historical artifacts are displayed, preserved, documented, and interpreted for the public.
Open to the Public
Hours are Tuesday 9am – 4pm; Tuesday – Friday 1pm to 4pm; and Saturday noon-4pm. We are CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
Restrictions are 10 or less visitors at a time, masks required, as well as maintaining social distancing (6 feet).
Admission are Adults, Seniors and Students $5.00
Children 6 to 12 $4.00
Active Military with ID Free
Groups of 10 $3.00 per person