‘Simpich Story’ at Pioneers Museum
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum's newest exhibit, “The Simpich Story,” will feature the Simpich Character Dolls.
Opening Saturday, Nov. 10, the exhibit will show more than 100 figurines and examine the history of the successful family business. Also on view will be catalogs, newsletters, photographs, signage, and oral histories of Simpich family members, workers, and collectors.
The business closed last February when owners Jan and Bob Simpich retired after 54 years - the last 28 in Old Colorado City.
Included in the exhibit will be examples of the first Caroler set ever made, as well as “Cloud Babies,” angels, Santas, and elves. Also incorporated are storybook figures such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, and David Simpich's circus marionettes.
The Pioneers Museum is downtown, in the 104-year-old, former El Paso County courthouse. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 385-5990 or visit www.cspm.org.
From a press release