For more than 70 years the museum has been a sentinel for our region’s history — a repository and showcase for cherished artifacts, an educational center for hundreds of thousands of families and schoolchildren, an iconic destination for tens of thousands of tourists annually, and an elegant setting for special events and festivals. Our educational programs include guided tours, lectures, films, exhibits, and special events highlighting the history of the Pikes Peak region, reaching over 50,000 adults and youth—including 200 school groups--every year.
History matters. We are the only institution comprehensively collecting and interpreting the broad history of the Pikes Peak region. We take our mission seriously. By preserving, studying and presenting the objects, documents and stories from our community’s past, we help our fellow citizens understand what this place has been, what it is today, and what it can become in the future. Despite cutbacks in municipal funding, we continue to build on our strengths to engage even more children and families, and welcome all citizens, whether they are new to the community, or proud natives.