Paul Robert Hathaway Library Exhibit

Paul Robert Hathaway – Renaissance man is brought to you by the Ute Pass Historical Society

What is a Renaissance man? He is a man of many talents who seeks proficiency and skill in art, word, and deed. He is the life-long learner whose accomplishments reflect the honing of every opportunity and an appreciation for beauty in all facets of life.

Paul Hathaway was a local artist, carpenter, sculptor, musician, and poet. He made his iconic Western Frontier furniture for homes and businesses in the Pikes Peak region for over 20 years and embarked on a second career as a sculptor of metal, creating over 300 works of art.

This exhibit celebrates the talents of a modern Renaissance man. It features Paul’s sculptures, rugs, pottery and poetry.

Paul Hathaway – Renaissance man will be on display through August at the Woodland Park Library on the second floor during regular business hours.


6th ANNUAL CEMETERY CRAWL to benefit the Ute Pass Historical Society & Pikes Peak Museum


Take a walk around the Woodland Park Cemetery on Tuesday, July 4th and meet some of the old pioneers who are resting there.

Tours run every 15 minutes from 1 to 3. Cost is $5, and tickets are available at the gate.

Guided parking is at 540 Manor Court

Please call UPHS at 719.686.7512

Weekly guided tours of History Park and the Walking Tour of Downtown Woodland Park

Take a walk through the bygone days with Ute Pass Historical Society! Weekly guided tours of History Park and the Walking Tour of Downtown Woodland Park continue through September 2 (excluding August 5 for the Mountain Arts Festival).

The two daily tours of the five buildings comprising History Park begin at 11 am and noon. Exhibits and contents are frequently refashioned so “come again for the first time!”

The 90-minute Walking Tour of Downtown Woodland Park begins at 10:30 am, so please arrive at the UPHS Museum Center by 10:15 am. The Center is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, next to the Woodland Park Public Library. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and a light sweater.

While at History Park, visit the Olde Curiosity Gift Shop which offers an extensive selection of books and unique gift items. The Gift Shop is located in the Museum Center and is open year-round, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm.

For more information, call UPHS at 719.686.7512.

All tours are weather permitting.


By Nancy Desilets
Photo by: Judy Perkins

The Ute Pass Historical Society presents “Ute Pass Childhood in the Early Days”

In the early 1900’s, many folks found the Ute Pass area to be a good place to raise a family. Children were expected to be self-sufficient and tend to their chores while busy parents worked the railroad and did other jobs.

Ute Pass Childhood in the Early Days.Dorothy Hart recalls that her mother could not keep track of her. ”She would tie a rope around my waist and tie me to the railing of the store.”

Donna Jean Clifford remembers hanging out wash in Colorado winters. ”I had cold fingers every morning!”

Despite daily chores, there was always time for parties, picnics, and fun.  This exhibit reveals personal stories and features photographs and vintage artifacts.

The exhibit can be seen at the Woodland Park library on the 3rd floor through March. For more information, contact the Ute Pass Historical Society at 719-686-7512.


NOW AVAILABLE at UPHS Gift Shop–Gift Certificates!

What a great holiday gift idea!!!

The Old Curiosity Gift Shop at the Ute Pass Historical Society & Pikes Peak Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday year-round, from 10 to 3. Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

native-jewelryOur Gift Shop is located in the Museum Center building at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park.

The shop offers an extensive selection of books and unique gift items, including Native American drums and art, and lots of handmade jewelry.

Our 2017 Pictorial Calendar makes a wonderful gift and is avail
able for $12 + tax. The long awaited, recently released books, Discovering Ute Pass, Volume I and II, are available for $21.99 + tax.

All patrons receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop, including reprint orders from our collection of over 4,000 photos of the Ute Pass area.

Cash or checks only, please! If you have untitled-2any questions, please contact us at: 719.686.7512.