Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum


CSPM ignites curiosity and inspires discovery for every visitor. As the only institution researching, collecting and interpreting the history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, we invite visitors to discover their past, make sense of the present and understand what shapes the region’s future. CSPM is sparking a new era of community pride and engagement.


CSPM is brimming with activity, excitement and energy. Vision 2023, our 10-year strategic plan, charts the museum’s course. One of the plan’s four core values is storytelling, and to our knowledge, no one is telling stories the same way we are. In January 2017, CSPM opened The Story of Us exhibit as a new way to connect who we are with our sense of place.


CSPM is always looking for docents, archival, front desk and operational volunteers. In addition, CSPM is in need of compact shelving (new or used) for collection storage.

Did You Know?

CSPM has updated and upgraded more than 90 percent of its galleries and exhibits since 2012, contributing to a 40 percent attendance increase during the same time period.

“For me, CSPM is one of our community’s most precious treasures. It enriches our lives, opens our minds and encourages people to explore their region’s history.”
— Darryl Thatcher