August was a busy month for the Historical Society. We had 38 guests at the Baugh House. Every year the attendance doubles. Joannís Pickup Band was delightful as
usual. She is so much fun every venue,
she also plays at May Festival and Cider days, We always get to meet one or two
delightful and talented new musicians this year we met a lovely lady who played
our 1903 Piano in the parlor. She is also a piano tuner and offered to tune our
two pianos. We are very excited to have
this done. Thanks guys for some great
Blue Grass Music.
We had a tour the Saturday of the Carnation Festival from
the folks at the Colorado History Museum. They delightful and we hope they
return again soon. We also had a tour
the first week in September from the Phoenix Charter School. We had 30 4th graders they were
delightful. Very well behaved and interested in what we had to say. I was surprised when they told me that they
had all learned to crochet, even the boys.
What a great skill to have.
several questions from people who stopped at the Historical Society booth at
the Carnation Festival.
1. What was the old school called across
from the Prospect Valley Store on West 38th and Lee St. From what I could find out in the 60ís it was
a school for Development Disable Children.
But I could not find out anything else before that. I remember the school it was small, but a
well built, building of gray brick or stone. If anyone knows more about this
school please email us at
2. What do we know about ditches in the
area? We have quite a bit of information
on the ditches at the museum, please stop by and we .will be glad to help you.
3. We have a genealogy file at the museum.
Please if you have questions about ancestors
come to the museum and we help you find what we have. We get to many requests
to research each individual family but you are welcome to look through are
We have acquired a very nice old display case that one time
belonged to Louise Turner. We are in need of having the glass replaced. Please contact us if you would be able to
help us with this project.
Our September Meeting will be tonight at, Sept. 8th,
at the Museum at 7:00 p.m. I realize
this is short notice and I am sorry all of our meetings are the second Tuesday
of the month except for July and August when we take a break. The museum is open every month but
December. We are closed for the