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Learn More About Helen Hunt Jackson During an Exhibit Dedicated to Her Life and Work

Join Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for a new exhibit of the Helen Hunt Jackson House Gallery! Featuring some of the author’s most prized possessions, “A House of One’s Own: The Life of Helen Hunt Jackson” offers viewers a glimpse into the life of this late 1880s writer. See it for yourself this Wednesday, July 24th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885) was one of the most noteworthy literary figures of the 19th century. As the author of poetry, verse, children’s stories, historical pieces, documentary accounts, and a novel, she earned both widespread public acclaim and the respect of her literary peers.

Her most productive years as a writer came after she moved to Colorado Springs in 1873, only two years after the town was founded. She completed her most famous works during this period. Included among these are the novel, “Ramona,” and a work of nonfiction that advocated for American Indian rights, titled “A Century of Dishonor.”

By focusing on key objects in the Jackson Collection, the exhibit examines her life, work, friendships, influences, and family. It combines an interactive digital display of documents, objects, and photographs with a fresh interpretation of her story placed in the gallery outside of the three rooms and her original furnishings of the original Jackson House, which have been on display at the museum for over fifty years.

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is committed to building a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. The Museum accomplishes this mission through innovative exhibits, educational outreach and programming, and preservation of its object and archival collections.

Take a peek into life in Colorado Springs in the 1870s and 1880s at the Helen Hunt exhibit! Located in the beautifully restored El Paso County Courthouse, the Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and offers free admission.

We know you love your home at Pikes Place on San Miguel Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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