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Featured Events for the Year...

Miramont Castle has a few Featured Events that we would like to draw attention to.

Emma Crawford's Wake

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Miss Emma Crawford.

As most of you, her dear friends, know, in 1889 Emma came to Manitou in search of her health. She was accompanied by her mother and her fiancé, Mr. William Hildebrand. It was the young couples greatest desire that Emma, who suffered from consumption, would benefit from Manitou's healing waters and crisp mountain air. She partook of them both abundantly and freely on her many walks in the area....

Victorian Christmas

Enjoy the wonders of  a true Victorian holiday experience!  The Castle is lavishly decorated, homemade refreshments abound, and there is delightful entertainment for your pleasure.

Victorian Easter Egg Hunt

Crystal Valley Cemetery Tours

Doctor Isaac Davis gave land to the city of Manitou Springs in 1882 for use as a cemetery. This cemetery is the resting place to many interesting people. Join our tour to learn who's who, what they did in life and how they passed.

December Events & Announcements...

Mercy at MiramontMercy at Miramont

Date:
December 23rd, 2018

Description:
Mercy at Miramont is an annual event serving the needs of the community in difficult economic times. The Manitou Springs Historical Society partners with the Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department in bringing Christmas to selected families from surrounding areas. Your financial contribution to this worthwhile cause would be appreciated.

Please contact us for more information...

November Events & Announcements...

Victorian Christmas 2018Miramont Christmas

Date:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 23, 24, 25

Description:
Enjoy the wonders of a true Victorian holiday experience! The Castle is lavishly decorated, homemade refreshments abound, and there is delightful entertainment for your pleasure.

Time:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost:
Adults - $12.00

Seniors - $11.00

Children - $7.00

No reservations are necessary

Looking for a Victorian style Christmas decoration or a unique gift for the upcoming holidays? Visit our gift shop located on the 4th floor of the Museum.

October Events & Announcements...

Emma Crawford's WakeEmma Crawford Photo

Date:
Friday October, 26th, 2018

Description:

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Miss Emma Crawford.
 
As most of you, her dear friends, know, in 1889 Emma came to Manitou in search of her health. She was accompanied by her mother and her fiancé, Mr. William Hildebrand. It was the young couples greatest desire that Emma, who suffered from consumption, would benefit from Manitou's healing waters and crisp mountain air. She partook of them both abundantly and freely on her many walks in the area.
 
Emma rallied and was busily preparing for her wedding. Life was a blessing indeed. But fate held a different card and the Reaper was not to leave with empty hands. Emma succumbed.

Hearse 2Father Jean Baptist Francolon and his mother Marie have graciously offered to open their magnificent home, Miramont, for Emma´s wake. Many of her friends that she had met on her travels seeking better health are making plans to attend. Some of the more notable are Dr. and Mrs. William Bell, Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Davis, and, of course, Father Francolon and his mother, Madam Marie Francolon.

The cost of admission will grant you entrance into Miramont, viewing of Emma laid out in the parlour in pure Victorian splendor, and a Victorian Wake, resplendent with a generous buffet dinner and beverages in the Great Hall. Since this is sure to be one of the year's most talked about events, make your credit card reservations early. Space is limited.

Time:wakeEmma's Wake Photo
Viewings every 20 minutes. The 1st Viewing is at 6pm and the last one 7:20pm.

Cost:
Adults - $50.00

Children 12 and under - $30.00

Credit Cards will be charged on Friday October 19th. Cancellations must be made no later than Thursday October 18th, 2018

Menu:
Generous buffet dinner

Call 719-685-1011 to make your reservation!

Photo credit of black and white hearse: Dave Dombach of Dombach Photography. Hearse provided by Newell Stagecoach.

Photo credit of black and white church setting: Art by BAMF (Robin Schneider)

September Events & Announcements...

IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Date:
Saturday, September, 15th, 2018
 
Description:
In honor of the Fallen Firefighter Memorial, The W.A. Bell Hose Hook and Ladder Co. Museum, invites you come see: a museum-within-a-museum, featuring antique and vintage fire department equipment from around the Pikes Peak region. Its hallmark is an antique hose cart, the oldest piece of fire apparatus registered with the Colorado State Firefighters Association, owned by the MSVFD since 1880.  Fascinating authentic memorabilia and photographs of a bygone era surround it.
 
Cost:
Admission to the Fire Department Museum/Castle are FREE to Firefighters with ID.
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