The town of Florissant, in Teller County, has a rich and varied history – from the native Ute people who called the area home, to the early mountain men who traversed the area seeking furs for trade, to the pioneers who left their mark by building homes and establishing a town. Every year, the town of Florissant celebrates this legacy with the annual Heritage Day celebration held on July 30th.
The Pikes Peak Historical Society, along with the Florissant Grange and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, will have a variety of activities for visitors during the 2016 Heritage Day celebration. There will be a pancake breakfast to start the day at the fire station. Then throughout the day there will be portrayals of historic figures, geology and mineral discussions, tours of historic locations, a geocaching event, vendors, and numerous activities for the children. The Pikes Peak Historical Society will be hosting four locations, all with a variety of events – the PPHS Museum will host several talks, kids’ reading time in the tipi, and museum tours; at the Teacherage Museum a person can see what school was like in a one-room schoolhouse, the Florissant Library will have a variety of ‘Homesteading Arts’ displays and toy-making for the kids; and the Florissant Pioneer Cemetery will have a tour of the Civil War veterans buried there. Events will also be taking place at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the Florissant Grange, the old School House.
The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to Florissant Heritage Day on Saturday, July 30th to learn more about the town of Florissant, the surrounding area and have some fun at the same time. There will be signs to the various venues. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.