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 29th.
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 2017 Heritage Day celebration. There will be a pancake breakfast to start the day at the fire station. Then throughout the day there will be a variety of talks, tours of historic locations, vendors, and numerous activities for the children. The Pikes Peak Historical Society will be hosting several locations, all with a variety of events – museum tours and a range of informative talks, one-room schoolhouse display, various ‘Homesteading Arts’ displays and toy-making for the kids at the Florissant Library. 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 29th 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 to all PPHS sponsored events. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.