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Scholar Series: Controversy and Compromise in Colorado Pioneers Monuments

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs CO

Aug 08 2020
Scholar Series: Controversy and Compromise in Colorado Pioneers Monuments presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs CO

In 1911, Denverites opposed plans for a Pioneer Monument featuring an Plains Indian warrior towering over white settlers.

In 1911, Denverites opposed plans for a Pioneer Monument featuring an Plains Indian warrior towering over white settlers. A century later, Colorado Springs residents rejected a conventional covered wagon monument in favor of a modern design celebrating cultural inclusivity.

Cynthia Prescott will recount 100 years of pioneer monument controversies in Colorado, and then invite you to walk outside and view the statues outside the Pioneers Museum with new eyes.

About the Presenter:

Cynthia Culver

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ADMISSION INFO

Free - Registration required at the ticket link above or at the official website link below.

Contact: 719-385-5990

Email: COSMuseum@coloradosprings.gov

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LOCATION

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

215 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access ramp at southwest corner of building

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