CANCELED: 'Haunted Cripple Creek' program at OCC History Center Feb. 8
UPDATE, Feb. 7: The following program has been canceled. The presenter told the OCCHS that she is snowed in and cannot get to Colorado Springs.
An Old Colorado City History Center talk titled “Haunted Cripple Creek and Teller County” is scheduled Friday, Feb. 8.
The time will be 11 a.m. to noon. Offering the presentation will be author/historian Linda Wommack. She wrote a book last year with the same title.
The center is at 1 S. 24th St. The program is free to members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) and $5 to non-members.
The OCCHS' event description reads, in part: “Home to the last gold rush in America, Teller County attracted a slew of peculiar characters. And many never left. A Victor Hotel regular named Eddie met his untimely death when he tumbled down the elevator shaft. A female apparition clad in Victorian clothing appears on the stairs of the Palace Hotel. And lingering spirits are still prisoners at the old Teller County Jail.”
The History Center has also scheduled its March presentation. It will be Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m., with writer/performer Liz Duckworth portraying legendary professional gambler Poker Alice Tubbs - who, because of her religion, never played cards on Sunday.
For more information (including how to become an OCCHS member), call 636-1225.
The History Center, with its museum and bookstore, is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays. Winter hours currently apply: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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