Pueblo Country Historic Society Events


WHERE: Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West B Street, Pueblo, CO
WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2019. Buffet dinner at 6 p.m.; Program at 7 p.m.
DINNER PRICE: $20 per person. Vegetarian meals are available.
Dinner reservations are required by January 7, 2019.
RESERVATIONS: Contact Larry Frank 719-561-0619 or

Origin of The Hearts & Souls of Roselawn

The January program will be presented by Lucille Corsentino, president of the Roselawn Foundation, and editor, writer and compiler of the published book, The Hearts & Souls of Roselawn. The book is a history of Pueblo and Roselawn Cemetery as told through family stories about generations of people interred there. Lucille will share her passionate journey from being a shocked family member after visiting her husband’s neglected, gopher-infested grave to becoming a community activist and leader of a campaign to save Roselawn from neglect and insolvency. She was instrumental in lobbying to get the Colorado Legislature to pass the “Lot Owners Bill of Rights” legislation in 2012. The focus of the program will be how and when the Roselawn book was conceived, who was involved in its development and why it was written. Kathy Bacino, another Foundation member, worked with Lucille to develop the concept. They will share some of the compelling family stories in the book and of the foundation’s quest to honor veterans buried there, some without markers.

A graduate of Pueblo Central High School, Lucille was inducted into Central’s Hall of Honor in 2014 for her work on behalf of Roselawn; recognized by the County board of Commissioners in December 2014; received the “Making Democracy Work Award” from the League of Women Voters in 2015; the “Historic Preservation Award” from Pueblo County Historical Society in 2016; an Air Force Association Citation for contributions to veterans in 2018; and the “Pueblo Heroes Award” from the Pueblo Human Relations Commission in 2018 for diligently seeking to find the stories behind the names of deceased citizens.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, except June, July, August and December, at the Union Depot.

  • A sit-down dinner is served at 6 p.m. ($20)
  • Featured speaker’s presentation begins at 7:10 p.m.

For reservations, call Larry Frank at 561-0619 or email him, by the Friday before the meeting. If you do not have dinner, the presentation is $5.00.