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The FAC Co-hosts This Years’ Annual Van Briggle Festival

The FAC Co-hosts This Years’ Annual Van Briggle Festival

Colorado Springs — The Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) is excited to co-present the annual Van Briggle Pottery Festival with the Woman’s Educational Society (WES contributes funds toward tuition and book allowances for 21 Colorado College women who have been selected as WES Scholars) on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from […]

by · September 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Florence News: Thirty Days Hath September…

Florence News: Thirty Days Hath September…

By Sandy Dale    And every one is busy, busy, busy here in our little Florence. If it isn’t doing the yard work that didn’t get done during the summer than it is planning out the holidays that get here so much sooner than we think. (Florence is the perfect place to bring those holiday houseguests and family for a day […]

by · September 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
McGuffey, Schoolmaster of America

McGuffey, Schoolmaster of America

By Henry J. Pratt      More than 180 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, the publishing firm of Truman and Winthrop B. Smith signed a textbook contract with William Holmes McGuffey, a dour disciplinarian and relatively unknown homespun philosophy professor. The contract obligated McGuffey to prepare six school books—a primer, a speller and four readers.      When the now-famous contract was […]

by · September 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? September 2017

What Is It? September 2017

Denise Collins of Colorado Springs, Colorado guessed that the item is an anenometer, a gauge for measuring the pressure or velocity of the wind. Nancy Johnson of the Vintage at the Hangar show tells us it is a Velometer, used to measure air current. It is from the 40s to 50s. Her dealer Amy Fegely of Los Angeles provided this […]

by · September 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
Labor Day Collectibles Gaining Recognition

Labor Day Collectibles Gaining Recognition

By Robert Reed      Then hail to labor! everywhere, Honor to those who do their share. Labor Day poem by Clara Denton, 1928 Long unnoticed, the collectibles of the Labor Day holiday are gradually gaining in recognition. After all it is an event that has been celebrated nationally since the latter part of the 19th century.      Some true treasures […]

by · August 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article