Heritage Center Fundraiser Breakfast
March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm$17.50
Brunch Fundraiser featuring special Keithley Log Cabin District Exhibit
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Seating times: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm
Featuring a special Keithley Log Cabin District exhibit.
Historic Manitou Springs, Inc., is an educational non-profit which operates the Manitou Springs Heritage Center whose mission is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history and culture of Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak Region. The Heritage Center is staffed by volunteers and funded by donations, fund raising events and memberships.
Keithley Log Cabin Development District is a historic camp and health resort located between Santa Fe Place, Crystal Road and Spur Road in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two individuals, McLaughlin and Keithley, created a resort development of log cabins off of Crystal Park Road in Manitou Springs in the early 1900s. The development includes 27 log cottages in a secluded, rustic and wooded setting. The one-story cabins, built between 1920 and 1959, have cobblestone foundations, chimneys and walls. Sixteen of the buildings were built in the 1920s. They are located on Spur, Chelton, Crystal Park and Short roads. The cabins are now full-time or summer residences of private home owners. Six of the cabins were built exclusively by Everhard Keithley. Everard S. Keithley worked for the Pike National Forest and from 1913 to 1946 oversaw the planting of 30 million trees. From 1926 to 1946 he was forest superintendent and was responsible for developing tree nurseries, building Rampart Range Road, fighting to open Gold Camp Road to the public and reforesting areas that had been stripped due to wildfires, logging or mining. He created a 10 acre wooded enclave of cabins from a “rocky, hilly old goat pasture”. The exhibit will feature artifacts and interpretive content relating to the construction phase of the District.
Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available. The Cantina is adjacent to the Keithley Log Cabin District and is itself originally one of the Log cabins with the inside decorated with photos reminding guests of the Cantina’s origins.
Please join us for Brunch and help support the Manitou Springs Heritage Center.
Seating times are 10:00, 11:00 and noon.
Tickets May be purchased HERE
For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Heritage Center 517 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829 Phone: 719-685-1454 email: ManitouHeritage@gmail.com.