Join Public Programs Manager Michael Vincent for an exploration of the history of Colorado’s second-largest community (and his hometown), Colorado Springs. Founded by General William Jackson Palmer as a resort community on his new Denver & Rio Grande Railroad route, the Springs has a nontraditional history compared to Colorado's mining-boom towns. Earning the nickname “Little London” because one in five residents were from Britain in its early days, Colorado Springs still has a minute British influence that it maintains today. From luxurious resorts to a haven for tuberculosis patients to the boom of the military and space science, journey through the fascinating tales of this gem along the Front Range.
Spend time with Colorado authors, meet our History Colorado experts, or experience other exclusive events that are sure to educate and inspire. Programs run throughout the year so be sure to check back here for the most up-to-date information.