Lectures & Learning

"Neighbors Saving Neighbors: The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Dept."

When: Sun., Jan. 23, 3 p.m. 2011

A flock of winged deer have landed in Manitou Springs. It's not another sign of the apocalypse, but a temporary art installation by local artist De Lane Bredvik and part of "Imagine Streetscape," a project to recognize a bit of Manitou Springs Fire Department history. You see, the firemen used to gather in the fire house — adorned with deer taxidermy — to smoke and play poker around a pot-bellied stove. Today, they will re-enact it at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center (517 Manitou Ave., 685-1454) at 3 p.m. Throughout the rest of the month, Bredvik will add to the installation of "Deer Angels" banners by hoisting up images of historic firemen, the stove, a fire bell and the original fire house façade. — Edie Adelstein

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