Local History Stories Wanted

Main Entrance of Big Timbers Museum

Main Entrance of Big Timbers Museum

The Prowers County Historical Board and staff at Big Timbers Museum are developing a program which will feature a historically-oriented kiosk which will be displayed at the museum this spring.  The kiosk is part of a Wayfaring System in southeast Colorado, featuring 23 kiosks in twelve counties. 

This group effort with CDOT, Canyons and Plains, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Prowers County Historical Society will feature information on a person who was significant to the area and a different aspect of history.  The panel at the Big Timbers Museum will feature the Madonna of the Trail and highlight the experiences of women, pioneers and homesteaders.  To make each kiosk unique, the project team plans to hold a community meeting and invite local residents to tell “Significant stores that help highlight local history.”  Residents who can provide first hand experiences with family history or historical events of the early pioneer days are asked to attend.  The project designers will use these stories for ideas to highlight on the panels.  The actual stories might not be mentioned on the panel, but might influence which locations might be included on the information map, for instance.  No date for the community meeting has been announced at this time. 

These kiosks are designed to tell travelers about historic sites, wildfire, recreation and local communities.  They will be placed at the Big Timbers Museum in Lamar and also at La junta, Boggsville, Olney Springs, Crowley, Ordway, Sugar City, Haswell, Sheridan Lake, Campo, Towner, Chivington, Las Animas, Gobbler’s Knob and Rocky Ford.


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