Celebrate One of the Most Noteworthy Literary Figures of the 19th Century
Recognized as one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Colorado, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is home of the Starsmore Center for Local History which houses materials related to the Pikes Peak region including over 80,000 photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century, maps, blueprints, ephemera, and oral histories.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum invites you to join us for a new exhibit of the Helen Hunt Jackson House Gallery! Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885) was one of the most noteworthy literary figures of the 19th century. As the author of poetry, verse, children’s stories, historical pieces, documentary accounts, and a novel, she earned both widespread public acclaim and the respect of her literary peers.
Her most productive years as a writer came after she moved to Colorado Springs in 1873, only two years after the town was founded. She completed her most famous works during this period. Included among these are the novel, Ramona, and a work of nonfiction that advocated for American Indian rights, titled "A Century of Dishonor." Jackson’s home and her original furnishings are on display at CSPM.
Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and winner of local and national awards for excellence, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers a rewarding and enjoyable experience for people of all ages and interests. Admission is free. We look forward to seeing you there!
We know you love your home at Avalon Valley Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903