Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts fundraiser events for SE Colorado History Day


Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts fundraiser events for SE Colorado History Day
PUEBLO – The coordinating committee for the 2012 Southeastern Colorado History Day at Colorado State University-Pueblo has organized four events this winter to raise funds to support History Day operations and awards.  This will be the 19th straight year that CSU-Pueblo has hosted the March competition, which encourages middle and high school students to explore and interpret historical events through web pages, performances, publications, and multimedia presentations. The 2012 event will be held on campus on March 10 with the theme, Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.

Purpose of fundraising, purpose of events?

The first event, Prayers Asked, Prayers Answered: The World of Mexican Votive Art, will explore the beautiful and intriguing world of Mexican religious art.  Dr. Jacqueline Stroud’s research and colorful photographs reveal the daily lives of the people and also show valuable insight into their culture.  

Date: Thursday, Nov. 17
Time: 7 p.m.
     Location: El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union Ave.
Cost: $10.00 cash or check
For tickets, call El Pueblo Museum at 583-0453.


Two events will be held in January, Saddles, Cowboys and a Horse Named Lucky, will feature storyteller and musician Jane Milne, as she guides us through the western history of Pueblo, the saddle-making capital of the West. Attendees will learn how disasters such as the Dust Bowl and the 1921 Flood changed Pueblo’s history. 

Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, 201 West “B” Street
Cost: $10/00 cash or check
For tickets, call Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center at 295-1517.


The second January event, Pueblo History Game Night, will pose such questions as what do Annie Blake, Christopher Columbus and beer have in common?  This fun-filled evening that will test your knowledge of Pueblo’s history was created by retired Pueblo teacher Kathy DeHerrera.

Date: Tuesday, January 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union Ave.
Cost: $10.00 donation accepted, but no donation is required to play
Call El Pueblo Museum at 583-0453 to make your reservation.


The final fundraising effort, Champion of the Buffalo Soldier – Colonel Benjamin Grierson, will present a look back to the 1870s with Col. Grierson, commander of the 10th Cavalry, portrayed by Dr. Mark Gose, retired CSU-Pueblo professor. Participants will experience the sounds, sights, and even tastes while on the trail of the Apache renegade, Victorio, and learn about the controversies and politics of the black soldiers through the eyes of their leader. 

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 7 p.m. PM
Location: El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union Ave.
Cost: $10.00 cash or check 
For tickets, contact El Pueblo Museum at 583-0453.


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