Archive for the ‘Events’ Category
Be sure to read Bill Vogrin’s article in the 5/6/15 Gazette
Visit the above blogs to read about the museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?!
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.
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!