Summer Seminar adds ‘Spousetivities’: Daily excursions just for spouses and family members
The American Numismatic Association's premier educational event, Summer Seminar, will offer non-numismatic day trips as part of the 2014 event. The "Spousetivities" program is designed to give family members fun activities while their favorite numismatist is in class.
"We want to recognize the family members who are here supporting their numismatists. These activities are a chance for ANA spouses to connect with each other while their family members are in class," said Amber Bradish, ANA education assistant.
Each trip is offered a la carte, and all prices include transportation costs and admission fees. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22: Cliff House Lunch and Manitou Springs • $35
Visit the charming, historic town of Manitou Springs. Begin the day with a tour and lunch at the historic Four Diamond hotel, The Cliff House (lunch is included in the registration price). Then check out the town of Manitou Springs. Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs offers a unique selection of art galleries and gift shops to fit anyone's interest. The van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 3:30 p.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 23: Park Meadows Mall • $45
Park Meadows Mall is located just south of Denver in Lone Tree. The mall is one of the largest in Colorado with more than 1 million square feet of high-quality stores. Your day at the mall will include a goodie bag and coupons from Park Meadows. Take a break from shopping to enjoy Colorado's newest pizzeria, Bonanno Brothers (lunch is included in the registration price). The van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24: Brown Palace Tour and Tea • $65
Spend a day steeped in history as you tour the Brown Palace, the second oldest hotel in Denver. After the tour, take part in the hotel's signature afternoon tea (included in the registration price). Scones, tea sandwiches, pastries and more, the tea is a truly elegant experience. The van leaves at 9 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 3:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25: Denver Botanic Gardens • $25
Rated as one of the top gardens in the United States, Denver Botanic Gardens is located near downtown Denver and features garden displays, outdoor art exhibits and dining options next to the Monet Pool. You'll be eating lunch at the gardens so don't forget to bring some extra money to cover the cost of your meal. The van leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 29: Cliff House Lunch and Manitou Springs • $35
Visit the charming, historic town of Manitou Springs. Begin the day with a tour and lunch at the historic Four Diamond hotel, The Cliff House (lunch is included in the registration price). Then check out Manitou Springs. Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs offers a unique selection of art galleries and gifts shops to fit anyone's interest. The van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 3:30 p.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 30: 16th Street Mall, Denver • $40
The 16th Street Mall is 16 blocks of shopping and dining running right down the middle of downtown Denver, and is rated as one of the city's top attractions. After a few hours of shopping and walking, we'll meet at Brava! Pizzeria for lunch (included in the registration price). The van departs at 9 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 1: Denver Art Museum• $25
Take a private tour of one of the largest American Indian art exhibits west of the Mississippi. The Denver Art Museum not only houses works of art from American West to contemporary pieces, but the building itself is an architectural work of art. After a morning of exploring we'll enjoy lunch at Mad Greens, just across the street from the museum. Don't forget to bring some extra money to cover the cost of your meal. The van departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2: Pioneers Museum and Glen Eyrie Tour and Tea • $35
Learn about the history of Colorado Springs by visiting the Pioneers Museum and Glen Eyrie Castle. Start the day at the museum, where highlights include Native American history, the growth of the Pikes Peak region and the Waldo Canyon Fire. Then take a tour of Glen Eyrie Castle, the original estate of Colorado Springs founder, General William Jackson Palmer. Last but not least, enjoy the Queen's Tea at the castle (included in the registration price). The van departs at 9:50 a.m. and returns to the ANA by 4 p.m.
Summer Seminar will be held June 21-26 and June 28-July 3, 2014, at ANA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Now in its 46th year, Summer Seminar offers the best education in numismatics through hands-on courses, mini-seminars, lectures and discussions by the leading experts in numismatics. The course catalog and registration form is available to download at Money.org/SummerSeminar.
Summer Seminar is held annually at Colorado College, a nationally prominent, four-year liberal arts college that was founded in Colorado Springs in 1874. The college operates on the innovative Block Plan, in which its approximately 2,000 undergraduate students study one course at a time in intensive 3½-week segments. For more information, go to www.ColoradoCollege.edu
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.