Bronc Day/ Wild West Fest 


July 29th, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Green Mountain Falls

The Ute Pass Historical Society Traveling Bookshop will be there with an array of books for sale and the exclusive Green Mountain Falls historic photo 2018 calendar! Be sure to stop by and say hi to volunteer Betty Merchant.

The day starts from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the fire station, followed by a parade at 10 am, which includes fire engines, floats, antique cars, clowns, cowboys, horses, and the Bronc Day Princess.

The rest of the day features fun for the whole family including a gunfighter’s show, 26 foot high Air Slide, Disney Bouncer, Rubber Duckie Race, Stick Pony Rodeo, RC Boat Races, Indian Dancers, kid’s games and arts and crafts booths.
For info visit www.broncdayco.org

Bronc Day/ Wild West Fest 

Mark your calendars for the Bronc Day/ Wild West Fest pm pm July 29th, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Green Mountain Falls! The Ute Pass Historical Society Traveling Bookshop will be there with an array of books for sale and the exclusive Green Mountain Falls historic photo 2018 calendar!

The day starts from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the fire station, followed by a parade at 10 am, which includes fire engines, floats, antique cars, clowns, cowboys, horses, and the Bronc Day Princess.

The rest of the day features fun for the whole family including a gunfighter’s show, 26 foot high Air Slide, Disney Bouncer, Rubber Duckie Race, Stick Pony Rodeo, RC Boat Races, Indian Dancers, kid’s games and arts and crafts booths.

For info visit www.broncdayco.org

 

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.

"The Flute" Kokopelli in Bronze by Paul Hathaway, 1980. Located at Aspen Valley Ranch, Woodland Park, Colorado.

“The Flute” Kokopelli in Bronze by Paul Hathaway, 1980. Located at Aspen Valley Ranch, Woodland Park, Colorado.

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.

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.