The Native American collection includes hundreds of items representative of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho cultures.
A portion of author Helen Hunt Jackson's house is reconstructed in the Museum, furnished with her original possessions.
Of particular significance to Colorado Springs are the personal papers of city-founder and railroad-builder General William Jackson Palmer.
Public programs range from scholarly presentations to family festivals.
The municipal museum of Colorado Springs, located in the former El Paso County Courthouse (1903), portrays the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region in exhibits emphasizing the unique character of this uncommon Front Range community.
As the focal point of the City's lovely downtown, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum draws thousands of people to the area annually.
This is something that has to be developed over time.
It is not that any piece over a certain weight is American pottery–it is the relationship between the size and the weight that helps determine the country of origin.
Guided by a mission to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region, the Museum features permanent exhibits on the history of the area and changing exhibits on topics of broad interest.
The shape, glazing and markings of the "foot" or base surface of the piece which makes contact with a supporting surface (ie – table or shelf) can be as revealing as the color and texture of the clay.
used the wedge shapes routinely, so that is always my first guess on a piece with a dry wedge foot.
Have you ever wondered why some people turn every piece of pottery over and look at the bottom?
Maybe you thought they were emptying the contents or dusting the shop!
Here's a good example of the American Bisque wedge foot (right).