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  • We are looking forward to the upcoming Christmas Teas and Tours, my daughter is finally old enough to enjoy what my mother and I call a yearly tradition.
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    Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

    McAllister receives Grant for Foundation Stabilization and Masonry Repair

    May 6th, 2015

    Be sure to read Bill Vogrin’s article in the 5/6/15 Gazette

    http://gazette.com/side-streets-colorado-springs-pioneer-home-gets-historic-grant-after-column-reveals-threat/article/1551084

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    A local writer visits the museum

    February 6th, 2015

    http://www.usrepresented.com/2015/01/03/modern-mcallisters/

    http://www.usrepresented.com/2014/12/30/ten-reasons-visit-mcallister-house/

    Visit the above blogs to read about the museum.

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    El Paso County Pioneers’ Association, Inc Support of the Museum

    December 4th, 2014

    SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESToday members of the El Paso County Pioneers’ Association came to the museum to present a check in the amount of $1,000 to help us with the cost of repairs to the museum.

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    Chairman Terry Thatcher gratefully accepted this check and we can guarantee it will be put to good use.  Following, in pdf format, is the wonderful letter they included with their check.

    El Paso Co Pioneers letter_1

     

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    State Historic Fund Grant Request

    November 5th, 2014

    Side Streets: Oldest brick home in Colorado Springs needs urgent preservation help

     Be sure to read Bill Vogrin’s article in the November 5, 2014 Colorado Springs Gazette writing about our effort to obtain funds to make repairs to the Museum.

    http://gazette.com/side-streets-oldest-brick-home-in-colorado-springs-needs-urgent-preservation-help/article/1540829

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    Repair of Hail Damage

    July 16th, 2014

    The museum was a victim of the huge hail storm that hit Colorado Springs in May, 2014.  Thanks once again to Aspen Glass the broken windows in the museum were repaired the next day for free.  The damage to the south side of the Carriage House was another matter but this week painters started on the repair work.  It will be nice to see our former barn/stable back in good condition.

     

    painting carriage house

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    Cleansing the Museum

    July 10th, 2014

    Anne Salisbury.Greg clearing museum2

     

    Intuitive Consultants, Dr. Anne Salisbury and Greg Meyerhoff of Go Intuition visited the museum on July 9, 2014 to cleanse the energy of the House.  In the last few years we’ve had lightning strikes, hail damage, furnace collapses, leaky air conditioner, gas leaks and much more.  Many of these maintenance issues are to be expected in an old house but it seemed lately that the minute one item was repaired, another broke.  Anne is a Colonial Dame and so volunteered herself and her patient husband to come see what they could do.  We will be receiving a full report from them on what they found but for now we know Major McAllister says he and his family would NEVER haunt the house!  It was a happy home with the sound of children laughing and running (though never in the formal dining room or parlor).  And they stored apples in the cellar.

     

     

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    Our Curator and School Tours

    June 20th, 2014

    We are so grateful for the talents and expertise of our wonderful curator and our docents who provide the tours and educational opportunities for visitors and students.  Their fine work was recognized this year by the Superintendent of Schools of School District 11 in Colorado Springs.  Thank you to all our docents and especially our curator!

     

    D11 letter of appreciation

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    After Hours Garden Club

    March 29th, 2014

    Today was a beautiful day and so several ladies from the After Hours Garden Club raked and cleaned up the yard at the museum.  What would we do without so many wonderful people helping us?!

    Spring Cleanup for the yard

    Spring Cleanup for the yard

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    Thank you, Aspen Glass!

    February 19th, 2014

    A special thank you to Aspen Glass which is donating the replacement glass for the pane in the children’s bedroom as well as coming back to replace two cracked panes in the same window.  We are so grateful for the support of such a fine Colorado Springs business.

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    Replacement of Window Glass in Children’s bedroom

    February 17th, 2014

    The massive wind storm we had on Saturday, February 15, 2014 caused a shutter to pull loose from the brick wall and slam into the window in the Children’s bedroom, punching a good sized hole in the glass.  This morning, despite their heavy schedule, the good people at Aspen Glass sent a crew over to get the window fixed.  We thank them for responding so quickly!Repair of window

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