‘Social, patriotic and old-fashioned’
New start for annual Tuesdays in July series

       An estimated 65 people enjoyed a barbershop quartet, cake walks and about five gallons of ice cream during a first-time social event at the Old Colorado City History Center July 1. While Old Colorado City Historical Society volunteers scoop out ice cream, a Sweet Adelines quartet performs during 
the society’s 'Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social' July 1 at the History Center.
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       Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” served the multiple purpose of kicking off the OCCHS' annual Tuesday Nights in July lecture series, providing an open house to the neighborhood and “doing something social, patriotic and old-fashioned,” said OCCHS President Joanne Karlson.
       Entertainment was provided by one of the barbershop quartets of the Sweet Adelines in Colorado Springs.
       The first in the Tuesday series will be July 8 at 7 p.m. - a presentation by Pat Musick titled “Arts & Letters: The Depression As Seen Through Local Artists' Correspondence.” Her father, famous muralist Archie Musick, “saved a number of the letters written by these artists and friends between 1929 and 1942,” a press release states. “The letters, which range from hilarious to poignant in tone, give eyewitness views on the arts, events of the time, and life during the Depression, putting a human face on the era.”
       During the presentation, letters will be read aloud, accompanied by period music and images of the writers and their artwork.

Westside Pioneer/press release