‘Carnegie Day’ also Aug. 8
The Old Colorado City Branch is offering two free events to celebrate Old Colorado City's annual Carnegie and Founder's Day Saturday, Aug. 8. These are a
morning bus tour of historic Carnegie libraries in the area and Afternoon Tea and Stories for Families.
The tour, from 9 a.m. to noon, will go to El Paso County's three Carnegie libraries (Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and downtown Colorado Springs), with the bus leaving and returning to Old Colorado City. “This is a first-time partnership with Manitou,” pointed out Old Colorado City Library manager Jocelyne Sansing, noting that the Manitou library is not part of the Pikes Peak Library District.
The afternoon event will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and feature tea, snacks and stories.
Advance registration for either event is requested at 634-1698.
The Old Colorado City Library started Carnegie Day in 2004 in honor of millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who funded the building with a $10,000 grant in 1904.
The library events are scheduled to synchronize with the Old Colorado City Historical Society's events in Bancroft Park between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will be celebrating the 150th (sesquicentennial) anniversary of Colorado City's 1859 founding, Sansing said.
Westside Pioneer/press release