El Pomar Foundation's benevolent and visionary co-founder, Julie Penrose, has been chosen for induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for the Class of 2022. Described as an astute community leader, resolute philanthropist, and patron of the arts, she has been further recognized as one of the most influential women in the growth and development of Colorado and Colorado Springs with this honor.
Hear from Curator of Historic Properties and Archives, Sarah Woods, about her process for designing and curating the newest exhibit at the Penrose Heritage Museum.
1st Year Fellow Dylan Craddock visits Penrose Heritage Museum with her Nana, Susan Conde, who has seen the Penrose legacy grow throughout her life in Colorado Springs.
El Pomar Intern Abby Steen writes about Spencer Penrose's love of sport and his early dedication to laying the groundwork that would eventually see Colorado Springs become Olympic City, USA.
As Colorado Springs celebrates its 150th year, El Pomar Foundation Curator of Historic Properties & Archives Sarah Woods honors the history of Spencer and Julie Penrose.
Throughout their lifetimes, El Pomar Foundation’s co-founders Spencer and Julie Penrose responded to different crises individually, as well through the Broadmoor Hotel and El Pomar Foundation. Read below a brief history of their responses to the Great Depression and the World Wars, as told by El Pomar Foundation Curator of Historic Properties and Archives Sarah Woods.
On August 12, El Pomar Foundation celebrated the 150th birthday of its co-founder, Julie Penrose, which was declared Julie Penrose Day by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. Learn more about how El Pomar will continue to honor Julie Penrose's legacy through an annual award.
Assistant Curator Samantha Knoll showcases the contents of a rare discovery made in a forgotten storage space at El Pomar Foundation. She shares her knowledge of Spencer's lost items and details how such artifacts are recorded and preserved at the Penrose Heritage Museum.
Assistant Curator Samantha Knoll tells the history of painter Randall Davey and sculptor Jo Davidson as they worked on the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Read more about their work and how El Pomar learned of their contributions.
El Pomar CEO Kyle Hybl reflects on 2019 and a few ways the Foundation honored the mission of Spencer and Julie Penrose: to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado.