Mysteries at the Museum

Mysteries at the Museum

Exhibit: Pikes Peak Feats and Fibs

Missed the opening? See the show

What: What Do Peanuts, a Tank and Bigfoot have to do with Pikes Peak? Come find out!

Where: Manitou Springs Heritage Center – 517 Manitou Avenue

When: Exhibit Opens Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Mysteries at the Museum episode airs @ 7:00pm


Manitou Springs, CO – (May 18, 2015) – The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will open its newest exhibit titled “Pikes Peak Feats and Fibs” on Friday, May 22nd just in time for the premier of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum episode featuring one of the artifacts and stories from the exhibit. The museum’s doors open at 6:00pm. “Mysteries at the Museum” begins at 7:00pm and the public is invited to watch the Heritage Center’s episode with us!

Since its recorded history, Pikes Peak has been the inspiration for both tests of courage and willpower – the Feats – and the imagination – the Fibs. The Heritage Center’s newest exhibit takes a look at a number these stories.

Board President David Walker was spent a day with the film crew from the popular television show some months ago and is featured in the episode. “It was fun and interesting to see behind the scenes what goes into this kind of a production.” stated Walker. “The Heritage’s Center’s segment on Mysteries at the Museum and the accompanying exhibit speak to Manitou Springs’ quirky reputation. It is a fun story to feature on the program and we have had a lot of fun putting together the related exhibit.”

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is located at 517 Manitou Avenue and dedicated to the Preservation, Interpretation and Education about the History and Culture of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. It is open Thursdays through Mondays from 12 to 4pm. To find out more about the Manitou Springs Heritage Center visit the website,, or contact the Center at and 719-685-1454.


The following information provided courtesy the Travel Channel:


“Pikes Peak Peanut Pusher, Hollywood Holdout, Ireland’s Lost Treasure” – Premieres Friday, May 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Host Don Wildman examines a simple peanut that played a role in an unusual 20th Century fad that took one man on a daring adventure; a trunk that was at the center of a standoff that pitted one man against some of Hollywood’s biggest and most powerful people; and a set of shimmering gold relics that became the subject of an intense battle between two rival nations.

Series Synopsis: Host Don Wildman scours the world’s greatest institutions, unearthing extraordinary relics that reveal the secrets from the past. From preeminent museums to unexplored archives, Wildman delves into extraordinary tales of intrigue, daring and wonder. At the San Diego Air & Space Museum is an innovative writing instrument that was rumored to have saved the first manned mission to the moon; the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, England has as its centerpiece a simple plot of earth that was the site of a discovery that rewrote history; and the Hermitage in Nashville, Tenn., is home to a wooden cane that was used by a U.S. president to ward off a devious and unprecedented attack. These are among the fascinating objects and displays that speak to the world’s most amazing events and achievements. Through compelling interviews, rarely seen archival footage and enthralling recreations, Season Eight of “Mysteries at the Museum” illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history’s most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. [Hour-long episodes]

Manitou Springs Heritage Center

517 Manitou Avenue

Manitou Springs, CO 80829

(719) 684-1454

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