This will be a Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned kind of weekend in Downtown Colorado Springs.
In the tradition of the McAllister family who held birthday parties and other gatherings on the grounds of their front lawn, this Saturday, June 25th, the McAllister House Museum at 423 North Cascade Avenue will be holding their annual Ice Cream Social from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Ice Cream Social will include five-cent ice cream cones, hot dogs, face painting, and lots of fun family activities. In addition, they will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the McAllister House Museum, which is run by the docents of The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the State of Colorado.
Then on Sunday, June 26th, The Pioneers Museum at 215 South Tejon Street is holding a Victorian Sunday in the Park. What a fun time for the family as there will be a barber shop quartet and a band in the gazebo. There will also be special tours of the museum. There will be Victorian Dance demonstrations, a visit from Winfield Scott Stratton, free lemonade and watermelon, Victorian games and crafts for children of all ages. They will hold this from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and is FREE to the public!
At 2:00, there will be a Children’s Flower Parade around the Museum in Downtown Colorado Springs. Decorate your bike or trike or wagon or wheelchair with flowers like they did in the Victorian era. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative. Bring a picnic lunch and come and relive the simple pleasures of yesterday.