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Michele Arthur (left) a crafter with Chel's Creations, talks with an attendee at the Dec. 2 Holiday Bazaar in the Old Colorado City History Center. The free, first-time event featured a Christmas-themed craft fair.
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Old Colorado City History Center institutes annual winter cutback on museum hours

A jazz trio from Pikes Peak Community College performed in the loft of the Old Colorado City History Center during the Holiday Bazaar Dec. 2.
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Dec. 5, 2018
       The Old Colorado City History Center recently went to winter hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       The center, which offers a museum and bookstore in a converted church, is at 1 S. 24th St.
       Admission is free, except during scheduled programs.
       The facility is owned and operated by the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS).
       The center's winter hours are two hours shorter each day than they are from early June (after the annual Territory Days) up to early December. The clock turning point this year was the OCCHS' Holiday Bazaar Dec. 2.
       A first-time event, the bazaar featured about a dozen area crafters, most of whom had set up during the society's annual summer-Saturdays craft fair from June through October.
       The center will be completely closed from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3. According to Susie Schorsch of the OCCHS, the main reason is a lack of volunteers to man the center during that time.
       A special event Saturday, Dec. 8 will be a celebration of life for the late Don Ellis, an author and historian who had edited the OCCHS newsletter for the past 10 years. That event will start at 2 p.m.
       For more information, call the center at 636-1225.

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