Nancy Gerlock (R) and Kathleen Tomlin at the El Pueblo Borderlands Exhibit in Pueblo on a recent Field Trip in June.
NEWS FROM THE BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By Kathleen Tomlin
FREE FIRST FRIDAYS: The first Friday of each
month is FREE! Please come and visit and bring your friends and check out our summer exhibit in the Grand Hall.
SUMMER DOLL EXHIBIT: We are very pleased to present the Rose M. Cable collection of dolls for our summer exhibit. Rose was a former resident of southeastern Colorado, graduating from Granada High School. Her daughter, Bettie J. Maruel is sharing the collection with us. The exhibit will run through Labor Day Weekend. Stop in for a visit!! Enjoy the picture of the volunteers setting up the exhibit – these ladies did a fantastic job and also thanks to Nona Resel for her assistance.
COMING EVENTS: July 17th – at 10:00 am – School’s Out – Ice Cream Social and kids games with the Summer Reading Program; July 21st – Boggsville Lunch and Pie Auction 11:30 am; August 11th – Painting in the Grand Hall – 2-4pm; and September 15th – Gourd Painting on the Purgatoire – 2pm.
OLD TRAIL GALLERY SALES: Ellen Neill’s book, “Hamburgers – 5 for a $1.00,” is a hot seller right now – several copies available in our Gallery – $10.00 each plus tax. Linda Burns has color photograph cards of the birds of Bent County available for sale in the Old Trail Gallery. We also have some great hat/apron combinations, baby quilts, local coffee mugs, and many more items for sale. There are lots of special items that your families would enjoy for gifts!
CURRENT HOURS: Museum is open on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm and Wednesday through Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Please call to arrange tours. Contact 456-6066 or 469-2721. Boggsville is open from Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Contact 456-1358 or 281-6877. RESEARCH LIBRARY: Open on Tuesdays at 9am. It is helpful to make an appointment for specific research requests. Call the Museum at 456-6066 to make an appointment.
BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TIDBITS: Like us at Bent County Historical Society and Boggsville Landmark on Facebook!! If you aren’t on Facebook, try our newly designed webpage, bentcountyheritage.org; and for the technically challenged, just give us a call at 719.456.6066. Enjoy the virtual tours of the Museum and Boggsville right from your own home. Thanks to all of you for your continued support – we can’t do it without you! Have a Happy July 4th as we celebrate America’s birthday! Kathleen Tomlin