WHAT: RMGA MEMBERS MEETING – January Meeting and Program (Virtual)
WHEN: January 11, 2021
6:00 pm – Networking
6:30 pm – Short Meeting
6:45 pm – Program -- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
WHERE: Your place, via Zoom Video Communications. See link below
PROGRAM: Meg Poole, Program Coordinator with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will describe the museum’s history, artifacts, and exhibits.
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum takes pride in its mission to preserve and share Pikes Peak regional history. In her role as the Program Coordinator, Meg Poole directs the Museum’s education department, planning and executing interpretive programming for all ages. Join Meg for a discussion on the challenges and rewards of developing engaging programs inspired by innovative exhibits exploring difficult histories. Examine community myths around our City’s founder in Evidence, consider the representation of American Indians in historic photographs in (Dis)Information, and learn the history, identity, and culture of a displaced community in The Conejos Neighborhood Project.
Meg Poole has managed interpretive programming and educational initiatives for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum as the Program Coordinator since May 2014. She is a 2010 graduate in anthropology from Colorado College, where she first found a passion for interpretation as a gallery educator at the Colorado College I.D.E.A. Space. After graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member teaching at-risk youth in Washington DC. In 2011, Meg started her journey with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum as the lead Museum Educator. In 2013, she accepted a position as Cultural Interpreter at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Before returning to CSPM in her current role, Meg planned and led naturalist programs as the Interpretive Program Coordinator for El Paso County’s Bear Creek Nature Center. Meg will graduate with her Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma this winter.
For more information about the Museum, use this link: https://www.cspm.org/.
REFRESHMENT: Provide your own.
DIRECTIONS: To Join the Meeting click on this link or copy it to your browser: https://zoom.us/j/98836498710 . You may start to join the meeting at 5:50 pm. click on “Join” in the invitation, enter the necessary codes, and wait to be admitted.
PARKING: Your garage, driveway, or curbside.
GUESTS: Members are encouraged to invite potential members as a guest to the meeting.
MEETING NIGHT CONTACT: J. Mark Blaising, Program Chair 303-830-8440 (voice) 303-263-8647 (text)
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum