NEWS FROM THE BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

NEWS FROM THE BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

By Kathleen Tomlin

November 26, 2018

ESSAY CONTEST:  Winners are announced in a separate article!  Thanks to all the students who participated and to all those that attended.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUMDecember 8th from 11:30 to 4pm – Join us for our annual celebration!  Cost is $6.00 for adults, kids $3.00, and kids under 6 are free. Family fun with a delicious chili lunch and all the trimmings; crafts for kids, Christmas Storytime; accordion, piano, and music performances; Santa photo booth; ornery elves; craft sales, and LOTS of chances at several drawings!  Go on a new adventure with Drone Bros. virtual reality tent experience – play games or visit a destination of your choice!  

FUTURE EVENTS:  December 18th – noon – Ugly Sweater Contest and Luncheon for volunteers

CURRENT HOURS:  Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm and Wednesday through Saturdays from noon to 4pm.  Visit the Old Trail Gallery FREE for your shopping needs – great gifts for Christmas giving.  Please call to arrange tours at 456-6066 or 469-2721.  Boggsville is now CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.  Contact 456-1358 or 281-6877 for any special arrangements.  RESEARCH LIBRARYOpen on Tuesdays at 9am – please make an appointment for specific research requests – by calling the Museum at 456-6066.

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 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 have many blessings to be thankful for! Kathleen Tomlin

 

 

ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

By Kathleen Tomlin

November 25, 2018

 Bent County Historical Society is proud to announce the winners of their annual Essay Contest for 7th graders.  The contest entitled, “Giving Thanks to our Elders’ History” and the awards ceremony was held on November 20th in the Grand Hall at the Museum with 42 people attending.  Appreciation was expressed to the teachers that make the contest possible – Melissa Steinbrunn, McClave and Jean Wagner, Las Animas – and their efforts to encourage students to write.  Diane Baublits, Volunteer Librarian for the Heritage Library, told a moving story about a lady she had completed research for from Paradise, California.  The lady lost her home and 20 years of genealogy research in the fire, but luckily, she shared her research with us.  Diane encouraged families to write stories and share them with their families.  Eleven students from McClave and Las Animas Middle School competed.  The winners were:  First – Kenna McElroy, McClave, $25.00, “Hasty During the Construction of John Martin Dam”; Second – Alicia Deatherage, Las Animas, $20.00, “Papa’s Life Through Eyes of Granny,” featuring Mike and Linda Smith; Third – Antonio Marfil, Las Animas, $15.00, “1958 Las Animas Through Dad’s Eyes,” featuring Frank Marfil, Jr.; Fourth – Makayla Hall, Las Animas, $10.00, “The Life of Arlene Muriel (Rippetoe) West, Grandma”;  Fifth – Chanel LaBarge, Las Animas, $10.00, “Deborah Sue Bewley ‘Grandma ‘ ”, featuring Deborah Abdulla.  All the winners did a great job of reading their essays, and refreshments followed.   Thanks to all the students and teachers for participating in the contest; all essays are available in our Heritage Library.

 


NEWS FROM THE BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

By Kathleen Tomlin
November 5, 2018
SPECIAL TOUR: We were so proud to host the second graders from the Las Animas Elementary School this past week on a tour of the Museum. They were well behaved and learned a lot about Bent County History and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the Grand Hall. Thanks to their teachers who took the time out walk over and back and thanks to the tour guides, Emily Stock, Larry and Linda Bourne and me!
DAY OF DEAD FIESTA: “Dia De Los Muertos” fiesta was held this past Saturday at the Museum and we look forward to hosting this annual event. This is the second year and we have seen a growth in attendance. Congratulations to Rick Saiz for organizing the event and for doing a fantastic job.
FUTURE EVENTS: November 10th – Bent’s Fort Chapter meeting of the Santa Fe Trail; December 8th – Christmas at the Museum & Boggsville.
CURRENT HOURS: Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm and Wednesday through Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Please call to arrange tours at 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 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! Kathleen Tomlin

 

“Antique Auction Saturday October 3rd at 10am at the old Kit Carson Museum south of the railroad tracks. Concessions provided.”

NEWS FROM THE BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By Kathleen Tomlin
October 1, 2018
AUCTION – OLD KIT CARSON MUSEUM: Join us on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 am in front of the old Kit Carson Museum for an absolute antique auction of items that we are unable to use in the new museum for various reasons. We are trying to get the old buildings cleaned out and need to deaccession items and use the money for future projects. We are asking the community to please consider donating more antiques, collectibles, glassware, kitchenware, lawnmowers, tools, knickknacks and sports equipment to increase our sales – donations will be appreciated (no consignments, clothing or large furniture please). Contact 456-6066 to arrange pickup or drop off items at the Museum back door now until October 5th. Greg Storey from Heart G Auctions will serve as the auctioneer. Webpage is heartg.com Concessions will be available during the event.
BOGGSVILLE DAYS October 12th – 14th: Lots of activities beginning on Friday 9am-4pm with horse farming and mountain men; Saturday 9-4 with Burlington Gun Fighters; Dance Hall Girls; cavalry; games; Carmen’s dancers; doll making; Doc Jones Supper 5pm $25.00 per person (reservations 469-3030) with cowboy poets and music show at 6pm. Sunday: Church service at 10am – everyone welcome. Questions? Call Larry Bourne at 719-281-6877 or Linda Bourne at 719-688-2508.
FUTURE EVENTS: October 27th – Night at the Museum; December 8th – Christmas at the Museum & Boggsville.
CURRENT HOURS: Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm and Wednesday through Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Please call to arrange tours at 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 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! Kathleen Tomlin

NEWS FROM THE BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By Kathleen Tomlin
September 23, 2018
AUCTION – OLD KIT CARSON MUSEUM: Join us on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 am in front of the old Kit Carson Museum for an absolute antique auction of items that we are unable to use in the new museum for various reasons. We are trying to get the old buildings cleaned out and need to deaccession items and use the money for future projects. We are asking the community to please consider donating more antiques, collectibles, glassware, kitchenware, lawnmowers, tools, knickknacks baby items, and sports equipment to increase our sales – donations will be appreciated (no consignments, clothing or large furniture please). Contact 456-6066 to arrange pickup or drop off items at the Museum back door now until October 5th. Greg Storey from Heart G Auctions will serve as the auctioneer. Webpage is heartg.com Concessions will be available during the event.
BOGGSVILLE DAYS October 12th – 14th: Lots of activities beginning on Friday 9am-4pm with horse farming and mountain men; Saturday 9-4 with Burlington Gun Fighters; Dance Hall Girls; cavalry; games; Carmen’s dancers; doll making; Doc Jones Supper 5pm $25.00 per person (reservations 469-3030) with cowboy poets and music show at 6pm. Sunday: Church service at 10am – everyone welcome. Questions? Call Larry Bourne at 719-281-6877 or Linda Bourne at 719-688-2508.
FUTURE EVENTS: October 27th – Night at the Museum; December 8th – Christmas at the Museum & Boggsville.
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 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! Kathleen Tomlin

 

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