Each fall, the Pikes Peak Historical Society holds an auction as its major fundraising event of the year. This year, due to Covid restrictions, the auction is being conducted online. The auction will go live on the PPHS website, pikespeakhsmuseum.org, just look for the auction icon that will take you to the auction site. Once there, everything is self-explanatory.
“We are looking for services, gift certificates, trips, guided tours, handmade quilts, craft items, artwork, and cash donations are always welcome,” said Kathy Perry, an event organizer.
Incorporated in 1988, PPHS is among the largest nonprofits in Teller County, with almost 500 members. Over 99% of the annual revenue is applied toward the museums and various programs.
PPHS owns and operates two museums: The Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum, at 18033 Teller County Road 1 across from the Florissant Post Office; and the Schoolhouse Museum located at Teller County Road 31
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But at the same hearing into Rio Tinto’s destruction of a 46,000-year-old sacred site at Juukan Gorge, the Law Council of Australia argued the opposite, saying there was an “an urgent need” for federal government leadership on Indigenous cultural heritage protection.
The law council said the commonwealth needed to ensure state and territory laws enshrined important principles