Two free programs in June


The Palmer Lake Historical Society is offering two free programs in June, its regular monthly speaker presentation and a special event for fathers.

First, join the historical society from 2-4 p.m. on June 16 on the Village Green at Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, for the society’s annual salute to fathers.

Each year the historical society provides ice cream, fruit pie, and music to bring families together in a celebration of “Dads” on Father’s Day. Last year, almost 250 family members ate their way through gallons of ice cream and uncounted slices of pie while listening to bluegrass music and enjoying the beautiful weather in wild and wonderful Palmer Lake. And the best part? IT WAS ALL FREE!

The society and its guests had so much fun that they’ve decided to do it again this year. So come join us for free ice cream, pie, and bluegrass music by Out of Nowhere. And don’t forget to bring Dad!

At 7 p.m. on June 20 the society will offer “Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region,” a program that was canceled by bad weather in February, at the Palmer Lake Town Hall.

Robert Cronk will present an informative evening about Pedro Cajete, a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico who became known locally as “Chief Manitou.”

Cronk became interested in the history of “Chief Manitou” while exploring Pedro’s Cave near the Cave of the Winds, which was named for Pedro Cajete. His research uncovered information about “Chief Manitou,” his travels, and his impact on the tourist industry of this region in the early part of the 20th century. He also found that “Chief Manitou” was well liked wherever he went, and why, back in his Pueblo, Pedro became known as “The Great Storyteller.”

This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information about the Palmer Lake Historical Society and it’s programs, visit


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