‘Tuesday nights’ series scheduled at OCCHS July 6, 13, 20, 27

       A presentation on Katherine Lee Bates July 6 will kick off The Old Colorado City History Center's “Tuesday Nights in July” series.
       The talk by Doris McGraw, local writer and storyteller, will begin at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.
       Bates was a teacher at Wellesley College in Massachusetts who moved to Colorado, where she penned the words to “America, the Beautiful.”
       The Old Colorado City History Center and Museum is located at 1 South 24th Street, a refurbished church building across from Bancroft Park.
       Other topics in the series will be:
       · July 13: “Zebulon Pike - His Mission and Adventures,” presented by John Patrick Michael Murphy, local historian
       · July 20: “Pioneers on the Santa Fe Trail,” presented by Michael and Patricia Olsen, local educators.
       · July 27: “A 'Walkabout' - Old Colorado City Museum and the Neighborhood,” presented by Jean Christopher and History Center tour guides.