Events

Pueblo Country Historic Society Events

April 11, 2019, MEETING AND PROGRAM NOTICE

WHERE: Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West B Street, Pueblo, CO
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 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 April 8, 2019.
RESERVATIONS: Contact Larry Frank 719-561-0619 or lfrank167@q.com
UNUSED RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID FOR
PROGRAM:

Discovering The Anza Legacy

John Anderson, former two-term Sheriff of El Paso County, will tell the story of two fearless men — Governor Juan Bautista de Anza and the Comanche war chief, Cuerno Verde (Green Horn), and the bloody battle they fought to protect their people and preserve their cultural way of life. Anderson is the guest speaker at the April dinner meeting of the Pueblo County Historical Society and will entertain members and guests with the depiction of the historic battle fought in the foothills northeast of the mountain named for the Comanche chief. While the legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza is well established throughout much of the American Southwest, his influence during the 18th Century remains relatively unknown across today’s northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. To challenge the Comanche, Governor Anza left Santa Fe leading a mounted force of 600 Spanish, who were joined enroute by 200 Ute and Jicarilla Apache. They traveled north around Sierra del Almagre (Pikes Peak) and attacked the Comanche base-camp near present-day Colorado Springs on August 31, 1779. Efforts are underway to establish the Anza-Cuerno Verde National Historic Trail which follows the 1779 route, including the final battle site believed to be northeast of Green Horn Mountain in southern Pueblo County.

John Anderson is an author, artist and consultant. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2012 to launch a small consulting business, allowing him the freedom to pursue his love of history, writing and the arts. He was term limited as Sheriff in 2003.

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.

May 16, 2019, MEETING AND PROGRAM NOTICE

WHERE: Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West B Street, Pueblo, CO
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 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 May 13, 2019.
RESERVATIONS:
Contact Larry Frank 719-561-0619 or lfrank167@q.com
UNUSED RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID FOR
PROGRAM:

May is Historic Preservation Month. Each year PCHS presents our Historic Preservation Awards honoring those individuals or groups that have made significant contributions to the preservation or promotion of our local history. Please join us, as we recognize this year’s outstanding awardees:

  • David and Linda Vaughn – Building Historic Preservation
  • Mary Jane Voelker – Outstanding Individual Community Contribution
  • Halcyon Mathis – PCHS Volunteer of the Year
  • Bob Strader – Memorial Tribute
  • Eiler’s Place – Business or Organization

In addition, we will present “Poticia, Pints, and Prayers in Old Bojon Town”, a video documentary produced by Historitecture Digital Preservation Media tracing the remarkable history and development of the Eiler Heights neighborhood using oral histories and historic images. The result is a story of resilience; a unique place surviving against huge odds to preserve its stunningly rich history.

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, lfrank167@q.com by the Friday before the meeting. If you do not have dinner, the presentation is $5.00.