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The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, located in the elegantly restored El Paso County Courthouse (1903), portrays the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region in exhibits, emphasizing the unique character of this uncommon Front Range community. The CSPM preserves the unique history of the Pikes Peak Region in order to increase appreciation of the area’s heritage and enrich the lives of citizens and visitors.
As the focal point of the city’s lovely downtown, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum draws thousands of people to the area annually. Centered in one of two primary downtown parks, this elegant and historic structure is surrounded by inviting green lawns, colorful flowers, and outdoor sculptures.
Guided by a mission to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region, the Museum features permanent exhibits on the history of the area and changing exhibits on topics of broad interest. The Museum’s active changing exhibition schedule has featured subjects as diverse as Western art, antique quilts, Plains and Pueblo Indian culture, and space exploration. Popular culture exhibits have included such topics as juke boxes, motorcycles, and baseball memorabilia. A major attraction are the murals, by local artist Eric Bransby, which depict the story of the Pikes Peak Region from early human occupancy to the building of the Air Force Academy.
The Museum has over 60,000 objects in its c
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