An Antlers Hotel ballroom was packed Thursday morning with nearly 500 people.
Almost 500 people attended the Pioneers Museum
's "The Gift of History Breakfast" Thursday at the Antlers Hotel
, and a good time was had by all.
The former courthouse has been the city's museum since the early 1970s.
The breakfast is the museum's biggest annual fundraising event, with breakfast provided by sponsors Ent, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Tierra Plan, Tiemens Foundation and Wells Fargo.
Mayor John Suthers
gave an inspiring speech that harkened back to his school days in Colorado Springs under the tutelage of a Catholic nun who taught him the meaning of the Latin phrase, "Sic transit gloria mundi," which has been translated as, "Thus passes the glory of the world," or "Worldly things are fleeting."
Suthers said he received a needlepoint version of the phrase in 1989 as he was taking office as district attorney and has placed the piece in every office he's occupied since.
"You can't understand our community without understanding its history," Suthers said. "Only through stories and lessons of the past can we envision the future."
A special project called "The Story of Us" was previewed by Museum Curator Leah Davis Witherow
and John Harner
, geography and environmental studies professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The interactive exhibit that's been years in the making is due out next year.
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