Free and Open to the Public!
Meeting Date: February 19, 2019
Glen Eyrie after General Palmer
Stories of dreamers, schemers, and colorful characters
Susan Fletcher, Directory of History and Archives, The Navigators
Colorado Springs mourned when its founder, General William Jackson Palmer, died in 1909. But what happened to Glen Eyrie – his beautiful and beloved home next to Garden of the Gods – before The Navigators purchased the property in 1953? This tempestuous period in Glen Eyrie’s history is filled with colorful characters, natural disasters and schemes, including a real estate scheme that would have put both Glen Eyrie and Garden of the Gods at risk, plus the gold-digging schemes of a wealthy man’s girlfriend and (briefly) wife. Join us to learn about a surprising era of this historic property.
Susan Fletcher received her MA degree in public history from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to joining The Navigators in 2007, she served as the archivist for the Church of God and Lee University. She is coauthor of Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words and is under contract to write Exploring the History of Childhood and Play through 50 Historic Treasures. Fletcher is a past chairman of the Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board. She is the founder of History Joy, a consulting company specializing in personal archives and oral history interviews.
Mark your calendar!
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public!
Location: Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room)
2490 Research Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (map)