Our mission is to preserve and restore the architectural integrity of Miramont Castle Museum and to provide educational experiences and resources on the history of Manitou Springs, its indigenous people and artifacts.
We invite you to join us and experience life as it would have been in Victorian times, from the Castle itself where you can view 30 rooms resplendent in authentic Victorian furnishings, to the Queen's Parlour Tea Room where you can feast on Victorian (and modern day) fare made fresh daily.
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The Manitou Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization that works to involve the local community in preserving and enhancing exhibits to promote the excitement of our history. By becoming a member, you are supporting the Manitou Springs Historical Society and receive discounts and notifications about Miramont Castle Museum. Click Here to visit our membership page and download an applicatoin.
We have opened the last and final rooms in the Castle. They are now open to view. A forthcoming announcement will be posted on our Facebook page at a later date.
December Events & Announcements...
Mercy at Miramont
Mercy at Miramont is an annual event serving the needs of the community in difficult economic times. The Manitou Springs Historical Society partners with the Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department in bringing Christmas to selected families from surrounding areas. Your financial contribution to this worthwhile cause would be appreciated.
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We would like to recognize Nancy Mautz for her wonderful contributions to Mercy at Miramont.
Special Thanks to...
Numerous donations from the community and benefactors were utilized for this extra special occasion, all of which are spent entirely for this event. Nothing is kept for any other purpose than Mercy at Miramont. A heartfelt thanks go to Jim Withrow, Store Manager for Safeway Inc., Jaci Miller and her staff at Macy’s in Chapel Hills Mall who not only presented monetary gifts, but also made certain that St. Nick’s Elf’s received the best prices available on quality clothing, they then voluntarily gift-wrapped hundreds of presents; Patty Britz-Sharpton of Santa Fe Springs and her staff also donated their time and supplies for a gift wrapping countless presents.
Many thanks are given to Margaret Johnson, author of "The Seven Magical Tooth Fairies",
The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department, El Paso County Volunteer Wildland Crew, American Legion Post 39, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Anne H. Evans, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Nohr, Tricia Roberts, Lavada Enterprises Inc. (Coin-Op Laundry), Bad Bob, Nancy Mautz of New Era Sales, Jason Campbell, Janet C. Young and Photography by Alex Forsett.
Manitou Springs Volunteers; Bobby White, Steve Schopper, Paul Willie, Ashley Overholt, Jen Honken, Matt Clark, Keith Buckmiller, McKenzie Buckmiller, Maria Buckmiller, Molly Buckmiller, John Forsett, Connie Forsett, Alex Forsett, Chad Forsett, Mike Garman, Nick Gortmaker (aka Manny), Isaac Brisk, Michael Perkins, Josh Maul, Jeremy Vander Merwede, Kaitlin Woofter, Steve Duker, John Nichols, Allison Serafin, Steven Stockton, Alex Keylin, Brad Walters, Megan Walters and Chuckie McAlexander.
El Paso County Volunteer Wildland Fire Crew; Scott Campbell, Peter Wolf, David Yowell, Greg Griswould, Stephen Reyes, David Moravek, Stephan Blystone, Erin Davitt, John Dillion, Larry Eimen, Shawn Huff, Kirk Greasby, Dan Ausec, Anthony Klein, Rich Barbeau, Mike Cobb, Shane Coyne, Adam Drake, Miles Griffis, Cameron Hammitt, Drew Judkins, Peter Ringen Brandon Taylor, Collin Wolff, April Wolf, John Meek, Phil Murdy, and Gretchen Wolf .
Five Sisters of Mercy from Denver attended the dinner this year and gave the invocation. A special thank you to Sherry Honken, Jenn Honken and Summit Ministries for preparing all of the delicious food this year, and to Peggie Yager for your many hours making sure the event stayed on track. We could not have done this without all of you!