Palmer Lake Historical Society
Serving the Tri-Lakes/Palmer Divide Since 1956
P.O. Box 662, Palmer Lake, CO 80133


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Program Schedule for 2019

General membership meetings are normally held in the evening on the third Thursday of each month in the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Following a brief business meeting, there is an historical presentation followed by refreshments. Programs are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. SeeThe Tribune Calendar/Events, The Community News, Posted Flyers or the Membership Program Email for Details.

Should a program be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, the Membership will be notified as practical by email of the cancellation and the substitute program. During the school year, the closing of the D-38 School District, usually for inclement weather, will also indicate the cancellation of a scheduled Historical Society program, event or museum opening occuring on that day.  D-38 closure announcements are made on many local media outlets.

All Palmer Lake Historical Society events are planned, coordinated and carried out by the board of directors of the PLHS.

January 17, 2019  6:30 pm

Annual Potluck Dinner and Membership Meeting Bring side dish or dessert to share and enjoy local entertainment for the evening.

February 21, 2019 7:00 pm

“Poker Alice Tubbs: The Straight Story" Liz Duckworth presents.

March 21, 2019 7:00 pm

"Oh, The Rock Island Line!” Mike and Sigi Walker present.

April 18, 2019 7:00 pm

"Hidden Hero at the Printing Press: Emma Langdon and Miners’ Rights” Katherine Scott Sturdevant presents.

May 16, 2019 7:00 pm

“Troubadours on Horseback: The History of Singing Cowboys” Donna Guthrie presents.

June 16, 2019 Sunday 2-4PM

“Father’s Day Ice Cream Social.” Bring the family for free ice cream, pie, and music on the Village Green as we celebrate Dads everywhere.

June 20, 2019 7:00PM

“The U.S. in Mediterranean North Africa: A Diplomat’s Perspective" Mary Ann Casey presents.

July 18, 2019 7:00 pm

"American Milking Devon Oxen at Three Eagles Ranch" Rollie and Paula Johnson present.

August 3, 2019 10am to 3pm, Saturday

“Chautauqua celebrates Railroad Days in Palmer Lake.” Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad with model railroad layouts, railroad history presentations, exhibits, tours, music, and the Tri-Lakes Friends of the Library Ice Cream Social.

2019 Chautauqua Schedule

September 19, 2019 7:00 pm

“Outlaws in Colorado” Bethany Bonser presents.

October 17, 2019 7:00 pm

"History under our Feet: Historic Sites at the USAFA” Jack Anthony presents.

November 21, 2019 7:00 pm

"On a Wildflower Excursion: Colorado Midland Rwy’s Finest” Mel McFarland presents.

December 2019

No Meeting:  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

See The Tribune, Calendar/Events, The Community News, or Posted Flyers for Details.  All Programs are at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, and are Open to Everyone at no charge, unless otherwise noted.  Watch for Details.

Come one, come all!

Come One, Come All.

Step this way,
for a history making
good time!


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