Pioneers Museum re-opens to public

For Life After 50

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is pleased to announce it re-opened its doors to the public on July 9. Approved by the El Paso County Health Department, visitors can expect the following:

  • – Staggered opening hours will allow time for comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting. The museum will open from 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.  The CSPM will welcome 50 visitors at the beginning of each time block.
  • – All visitors are encouraged to reserve free tickets online at cspm.org to promote physical distancing by limiting the number of visitors.
  • – 20 tickets will be available for walk-ins during each time block and given on a first come, first serve basis.
  • – The maximum number of visitors allowed in a group is 10.

Upon arrival:

  • – Face coverings are required for all staff and visitors. If visitors arrive without a face covering, the CSPM will have a limited number available.
  • – All visitors will be asked to provide contact information to fulfill a requirement for contact tracing per the El Paso County Health Department. This can be accomplished upon arrival or through the online reservation process.
  • – Staff will administer temperature checks and safety questions outside the museum for all visitors.
  • – Signs will be displayed throughout the museum indicating traffic flow and encouraging physical distancing of 6 feet between groups.
  • – Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the museum.
  • – High-touch areas will be sanitized throughout the day with deep cleaning taking place between 2-3 p.m. daily.

The following exhibits will be available to explore Pikes Peak Regional History:

  • Evidence: Finding the Facts about General William Jackson Palmer
  • Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project
  • [Dis]Information: American Indians through the Lens of Roland Reed
  • The Story of Us: The Pikes Peak Region from A- Z
  • Cultural Crossroads: Highlights from the Museum’s Collection
  • Any Place North and West: African Americans in Colorado Springs
  • From Paris to Plains: Van Briggle Pottery in Colorado Springs
  • A Home of One’s Own: The Life of Helen Hunt Jackson
  • City of Sunshine: Health in the Pikes Peak Region
  • Beautifully Restored Division I Courtroom
  • The following are not avaliable at this time:
  • Beads, Blankets and Buffalo Children’s Interactive Exhibit
  • Touchscreens throughout the museum
  • The Museum Store

A reminder about our online resources:

  • Digital programs noted on the website’s Event Calendar at cspm.org.
  • The Collections and Research area at https://www.cspm.org/collections/
  • The Story of Us: Pikes Peak Region A-Z online platform at www.cspmstoryofus.com
  • Enjoy numerous digital recordings of recent museum programming available on the museum’s

About the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum: CSPM is housed in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse in downtown Colorado Springs at 215 S. Tejon. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s mission is to build a connection to the Pikes Peak Region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. Admission to the Museum is always FREE!  For more information, visit www.cspm.org, call 719-385-5990, or connect with us on Facebook @cspioneersmuseum, Twitter @cosmuseum, and Instagram @cspioneersmuseum.

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