The city’s big 150th anniversary bash is happening downtown on July 31st and you don’t want to miss it. Why is it going to be so great? Find out from Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on this episode of “Behind the Springs”!
The City of Colorado Springs was founded on July 31, 1871. To recognize the 150th anniversary of this historic moment, there will be a celebration downtown along the newly redesigned Vermijo Street.
The festivities will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration... Read more
From the beginning, parks have been integral to Colorado Springs. Our parks system includes more than 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails. To celebrate this amazing feature of our city, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is launching a new section of the Story of Us exhibit. You can... Read more
As part of a summer of celebratory events, tasting tickets for the Beards, Bonnets & Brews + Festival went on sale today. The event, which features 30 breweries, distilleries and wineries along with historic exhibitions, seven live local bands, multiple contests and a day full of old-time... Read more
Can you imagine a world without clean air to breath? Or no shade from the hot summer sun; no place to relax and cool off in the shade? Or landscapes, parks, and other terrain constantly damaged by erosion? A world without the benefits of trees sure doesn’t sound like an attractive place to live.... Read more
Our city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, had thousands of trees brought into Colorado Springs back in the 1870s. We’re celebrating his legacy and our city’s 150th anniversary with a Tree Challenge! Meet our City Forester Dennis Will, find out why trees are such a big deal and learn how... Read more
It’s hard to imagine Colorado Springs as a treeless shortgrass prairie, but that’s exactly what it was before General Palmer founded the City in 1871. Over the next 150 years, residents planted thousands of trees to provide shade, beauty and environmental benefits.
Aside from the aspens and evergreens lining the distant foothills, there wasn't a tree in immediate sight when Colorado Springs was founded in 1871. Just dry grasses, yucca, cacti and an occasional scrub oak scattered across the arid plain.
150 is the magic number for this episode! 2021 is our city’s sesquicentennial year. What does that mean? It’s the 150th anniversary of our city’s founding. We’re talking to the curator at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum about a new exhibit coming soon. 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories,... Read more