Regional History and Genealogy Exhibits

Pikes Peak Library District presents a variety of exhibits focusing on the history of the Pikes Peak Region. Our Regional History and Genealogy team utilizes the extensive historic resources in their care to produce exhibits. Many of these exhibits are presented at the Helen M. McCaffrey Exhibit Gallery located at Special Collections in the Penrose Library. History exhibits may also travel to other PPLD libraries or venues around El Paso County. Visit our locations to discover the stories about the Pikes Peak Region past and present.

Current Exhibits

Regional History and Genealogy Exhibits Maps

  • Free to All! Andrew Carnegie and the Library Revolution
    Location: Penrose Library: Special Collections
  • Colorado Wildfires
    Location: Penrose Library: Special Collections
  • Historic Maps of Colorado
    Location: Penrose Library
  • Colorado Springs Mayors- a collaboration with Pioneers Museum
    Location: Colorado Springs Administration Building

Previous Exhibits

Regional History and Genealogy Exhibits Case

  1. Impeachment - 2019/2020
  2. We Have a Story: Homeless in Colorado Springs - 2019
  3. Trump’s First 100 Days - 2018
  4. Historic Photos of Penrose Library 50th Anniversary - 2018
  5. A Time of Transition: Photographs by Hellen and James McCaffrey - 2017
  6. Battery C: Colorado Springs in WW1 - 2017
  7. Provocative Persuasions - 2016
  8. 36 Miners - 2016
  9. Gold Star Mothers/ Gold Star Wives - 2016
  10. Common Criminals or Crusaders for the Common Man - 2015
  11. Laura Gilpin - 2014
  12. In Our Own Backyard: Waldo Canyon - 2013
  13. Life and Times of Fannie Mae Duncan - 2012
  14. Baseball in the Pikes Peak Region - 2011

Exhibits developed in coordination with the Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium

  1. Poets, Professors, and Provocateurs - 2019
  2. Remarkable Rascals, Despicable Dudes, & Hidden Heroes - 2018
  3. Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Legacies - 2017
  4. Myths and Mysteries - 2016
  5. Military Matters - 2015
  6. Bigwigs and Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region - 2014
  7. Massacres of the Mountain West - 2013