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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.