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|June 23 & 24 Saturday & Sunday
||Pioneer Museum of Gunnison and Tenderfoot Mtn. Archaic/Folsom Archaeological Site
A self-guided visit. There are 20 some buildings full of awesome artifacts concerning the Pioneer history in the Gunnison valley. Museum includes an amazing lithic collection that contains over 200 Folsom Projectile Points!
Bring water, hats, sunscreen, cameras, bug/tick spray, and plenty of questions!! We will meet at Hurst Hall on the campus of Western State Colorado University (map will be provided).
|July 14th Saturday, Picnic
||Cripple Creek Heritage Center
Field Trip Information
Steve Veatch will begin his presentation in the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. We’ll meet at the wall of windows overlooking Poverty Gulch – where the Gold Rush began. He’ll point out and discuss Bob Womack’s Mine as well as the Spencer Penrose and Charles Tutt mine. From there, we’ll carpool a short distance to a site with several historic structures. (Bring your camera!) Here, Steve will share more local mining history and colorful stories. This “plein-air presentation” will be about 60-90 minutes. There will be a short, easy walk. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, etc., and you may want to bring a camp chair. If we have inclement weather, we’ll stay in the Heritage Center’s theater for Steve’s talk. Our potluck picnic lunch will follow Steve’s talk, starting about noon.
Bio: Steven Veatch is a geoscientist with a depth of expertise in mining activities in and around Cripple Creek/Victor. His family emigrated from England to join the Gold Rush. His grandmother and great aunts were born in the mining district. Steve has served as adjunct professor of earth science at Emporia State University in Kansas and taught graduate geoscience courses for the Colorado School of Mines. He is known to Colorado geologists and nature enthusiasts for his articles, papers, workshops, and classes on earth science. Steve has authored over 100 articles and has contributed chapters to several books including The World’s Greatest Gold Camp: An Introduction to the History of the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District.
|Sept 15th Saturday||Historic Van Briggle Pottery Walking Tour
1125 Glen Avenue, the historic building offers a wealth of architectural details with tile and stone accents amid the bittersweet story of famed artist Artus Van Briggle and his wife, Anne. Time 8:10 am (tour at 8:20 am) southeast corner of Uintah and Glen. Cost is $15 per person. Proceeds will fund WES scholarships and projects at Colorado College.
|October 20 & 21||Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Pecos, Folk Art Museum Curation Facility, Petroglyph Park, Possible 3 day trip
Pueblo Cultural Center