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May 2021

Pikes Peak Preservation Forum III

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pikes Peak Preservation Forum III is a virtual Zoom event, and we will be emailing you the Zoom link closer to the event.

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July 2021

Summer Tours Series – #1 The El Paso Canal

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bristol Elementary School, 890 North Walnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. Directions/ Parking: - This tour celebrates the city’s sesquicentennial as it features its earliest use of water. Registration check in will begin at 6 PM and take place at Bristol Elementary School, 890 North Walnut Street, Colorado Springs. There will be two groups. The “hiking” group will walk up and down the moderately rough, irregular terrain of the mesa before re-joining the “walking” group. According to our guide, Horst Richardson, “In…

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CANCELLED: Summer Tours Series – #2 Fairview Cemetery

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairview Cemetary, 1000 South 26th Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Urgent Event Announcement: TOUR CANCELLATION We regret to announce that our Fairview Cemetery tour must be cancelled this year due to unforeseen circumstances.  Thank you for your interest.  We hope to be able to schedule a Fairview Cemetery tour next year. -Al Rohr, Events and Lecture Chairman, HPA Board of Directors

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Summer Tours Series – #3 Middle Shooks Run

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Junior High, 612 East Yampa
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. Middle Shooks Run: Walking Tour of the North Junior High School and Its Immediate Neighborhood  Directions/ Parking: On-street parking is available on both sides of East Yampa between Corona Street and El Paso Street  This will be a walk through early city history as we venture around the neighborhood that predated the 1923 North Junior High School, one of three built with proceeds of a School District 11 bond issue. A…

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August 2021

Summer Tours Series – #4 Old Colorado City; Saints and Sinners

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 South 24th Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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THIS TOUR IS AT CAPACITY. WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR A WAIT LIST. Directions/ Parking: Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 South 24th Street, parking available by the building, in free public parking lots or on-street.  Colorado City has always been a city of diversity. Partial annexation into Colorado Springs left a mix of annexed and non-annexed parts to Old Colorado City. Colorado Avenue had upstanding businesses on the north side and saloons on the south side. Washington Avenue, which…

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Summer Tour Series – #5 La Foret Conference and Retreat Center

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Foret Conference Center, 6145 Shoup Road
Black Forest, CO United States
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Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. Directions/ Parking: 6145 Shoup Road, north of town. Take Powers north to Woodmen, go east then north on Black Forest Road to Shoup Road. Turn west for 0.72 miles to the La Foret site. Entrance is on the south side, just past Rusk Lane. Proceed up the hill to Ponderosa Lodge to register at 6:00, then a tour of the Lodge at 6:30. We will then drive the ½ mile distance…

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – #6 Art on the Streets 4:30 Tour!

August 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, 80903
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Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. The ever-popular Art on the Streets program is sponsored by The Downtown Partnership.  This is a year-long exhibit of outdoor sculpture and murals, displayed in strategic locations throughout downtown Colorado Springs.  Involving both local artists and those from far beyond our city limits, this program has become one of the most successful  art shows in the region, celebrating the power of art in the public.  Art on the Streets provides a…

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REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED! Summer Tours Series – #7 Pikeview Quarry BBQ

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pikeview Quarry, Pikeview Quarry Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919 United States
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Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. BBQ dinner at 5:30 PM (pre-register for both @ www.hpasprings.org/events). Please bring your own lawn chair. No charge for the dinner, which is optional. The quarry needs an accurate number for ordering food. Register online separately for the tour. Check-in begins at 6:00 for a maximum of 60 on the tour. Directions/ Parking: Northwest Colorado Springs, Rockrimmon area. Go north on Centennial Boulevard past Vindicator Drive to the 4-way stop at…

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REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED! Summer Tours Series – #7 Pikeview Quarry

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pikeview Quarry, Pikeview Quarry Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919 United States
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Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. The Pikeview Quarry opened in 1905 and has provided limestone for numerous downtown buildings, the Air Force Academy and I-25 along with providing gravel and concrete for local construction. We will learn about its history and its important role as a fire break during the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012. Reclamation plans are underway to develop it into a world class bike park and to turn over to the city. Directions/…

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