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  • Our Victorian Tea at the McAllister House was so much fun! It was fun to use the china and the tea set. Really gives you a thrill to think they took the same sort of teas there in that house over 100 years ago! Thanks for a great time!
    Susan Bailey

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    LIBRARY DISPLAY

    January 31st, 2014

    Stop by the Carnegie Library when you’re in downtown Colorado Springs and see the display of needlework by McAllister House Museum.  It will be there for the entire month of February 2014.LacesWindow in the Attic

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    VALENTINE’S DAY TEA

    January 14th, 2014

    We will be hosting our Valentine’s Day Tea on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM.  The $22 cost includes a tour of the museum and a delightful Victorian tea in the Carriage House.  Call the museum now and make your reservation.  635-7925

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    Harry and Tillie visit with Tea Guests

    December 10th, 2013

    Harry and Matilda McAllisterHarry and Matilda (Tillie) McAllister stopped by the House to greet Christmas Tea guests and to share their stories of growing up in early Colorado Springs.

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    A New Bench for the Tree by the Carriage House

    August 13th, 2013
    Ray and Bill

    Ray and Bill

    Ray O’Mara and Bill Barreire worked through a thunderstorm to build and install a new bench around the tree near the Carriage House.  We are so indebted to our volunteers and the many good people such as Ray and Bill who do so much for the museum!

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    June 15th, 2013
    Flowers blooming

    Flowers blooming

    Gardens are lovely

    Gardens are lovely

    imageA beautiful June morning at the Museum.

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    McAllister Display at Penrose Library

    February 1st, 2013

    If you’re at the Penrose library at 20 North Cascade Ave in Colorado Springs during the month of February 2013, be sure to look at the display case showing the McAllister Family through four generations.  Lovingly put together by our volunteers it shows the House and Family that the museum represents.

    Cleaning and preparing

    Cleaning and preparing

    Kate VanderBoom, Mary Anne Sehorn and Tricia Guidry clean the shelves before arranging the display.

    Arranging our Henry and his family on the middle shelf.

    Arranging our Henry and his family on the middle shelf.

    Kate and Mary Anne begin the laborious process of arranging the photos of The McAllister Family.

    This is a lovely big display case

    This is a lovely big display case

    Mary Anne, Kate and Lydia Rasmussen continue adding family photos and McAllister treasures to the display.

    The finished product

    The finished product

    Do try to get by the library to view  this exhibit and read all the fun facts that accompany the photos.  Special thanks to our volunteers who pulled this all together, especially Kathleen VanderBoom.

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    Mountain High Tree Service Donation

    January 21st, 2013

    Today brave men from Mountain High Tree Service came to McAllister and donated their time and talent to take down the dead branches and perilous limbs from the trees surrounding the museumWorkers high in the tree at the south sideCan you see the two men in the tree in the center?

    A closer view

    Here’s a closer view of the south side of the yard with our noble tree trimmers.

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    And here’s a close up view of these brave men.

    Mountain High Tree Service

    Many thanks to Mountain High Tree Service!

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    Christmas Tea at McAllister

    December 10th, 2012

    Our last tea of 2012 was held on December 8, 2012.  Pictures show the early preparation before our guests arrived.  If you missed it, feel free to call the museum and get your reservation in for our Valentine’s Tea in February.

    McAllister ChristmasA table set almost ready for guestsCarriage House ready for teaChristmas Tea2012-12-08 10.45.34

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    El Paso County Roofing Contractors Association to the rescue

    October 25th, 2012

    In July 2009 the El Paso County Roofing Contractors Association (http://elpasoroofingassociation.com/) made a fantastic donation to McAllister House Museum by donating a new roof, material, labor and all for the Museum.  Now, just 3 1/2 years later our Carriage House building with its aged roof is causing problems by leaking near the quilt cabinet.  And the El Paso County Roofing Contractors Association has stepped up to the plate again and is donating materials and labor to replace the Carriage House Roof.  The act of kindness and generosity will take place when all the supplies are gathered and weather cooperates.  Thank you!!

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    A New Flag for McAllister House

    August 26th, 2012

    Whenever the weather cooperates and the museum is open an American Flag is flown from the front porch.  The flag used these last several years was faded and worn and becoming tattered.  It also, amazingly, had 48 stars.  This is historically inaccurate both for the opening of the museum (1961) or the time of Major Henry McAllister (a 37 star flag may be seen in the library)  So Senator Mark Udall donated a 50 star flag to the Museum.  This flag previously flew over our Capital Building in Washington D.C.  During the Ice Cream Social a ceremony conducted by Scout Troop 101 removed the worn flag and installed our new one.

    Preparing for the flag ceremony

    Preparing for the flag ceremony

    Our old 48 star flagRetiring the old flag with dignityOur new flagThe new flag in place

    And the Scouts are off for a ride downtown in a Model T Ford

    And the Scouts are off for a ride downtown in a Model T Ford

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