Buffalo soldiers talk kicks off OCCHS’ Tuesday series

       Speakers are scheduled for the annual “Tuesday Nights in July” program series at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th Street.
       Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), programs are planned each night in July, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
       Leading off Tuesday, July 5 will be “Living History Presentation of the Buffalo Soldiers.” The presentors will be Regimental Sgt. Maj. George Peyton and 1st Sgt. Andrew Bell, who are members of the 10th U.S. Calvary, Inc., Buffalo Soldiers, A Troop from Colorado Springs. They will tell about the black soldiers' military role during the 1870s and 1880s, including displays of memorabilia, saddle bags, weapons, and photographs.
       Also scheduled are:
       July 12 - “Women in the West” - Who were the women who settled Colorado and the Colorado City area - and how did they get here? (speaker: Kathy Herrin from Cańon City).
       July 19 - “History Along the Hogbacks” (speaker: Don Ellis, local historian).
       July 26 - “Brothels, Bordellos, & Bad Girls” (speaker: Jan MacKell, author and Cripple Creek historian).
       For more information, call the History Center at 636-1225.

From a press release