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A lot can happen in 142 years. For instance, back in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was just granted his patent for the telephone, and the U.S., still a baby at the time, celebrated its centennial. This also happened to be the year that Colorado was admitted as the 38th state, on Aug. 1.
The Pioneers Museum
will host its annual birthday celebration for our favorite state in the Union a few days early, celebrating Colorado with family activities, music, food and drinks on Saturday, July 28.
Colorado Grown Family Fun Day
includes tours of the Pioneers Museum, which captures the ongoing history of the Pikes Peak Region from the history of local businesses to Colorado Springs’ reputation as the City of Sunshine.
See below for a full list of events and activities, all of which are free:
• 10-11:30 a.m. – Tour a Colorado Springs Fire Department Firetruck
• 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Wishing Star Farm Animal Experience
• 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Journey to Pikes Peak guided tours
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Wirewood Station free outdoor concert
• Noon – Colorado’s birthday celebration, with cake and a community chorus of "Happy Birthday"
• Hands On History stations in exhibits throughout the museum
• Interactive history booths and demonstrations
• PikeRide bike share information
• Face painting by Fanciful Faces
• Fun photos with the Photo Love Bus
• Kids craft stations
• Historic games station