3 Peaks Photography & Design


Colorado Springs Then and Now
Celebrating 150 Years

Books available the week of July 19, 2021. Order online or scroll down to see a list of events, artist talks, book signings and local shops where you can purchase copies.

Hardcover, coffee table book, 195 pages, including 75 pairs of "then and now" photos

Photographer's notes section with comments on all photos.

Introduction by Mike Pach

Forewords by Mayor John Suthers, Matt Maberrry (Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum) and John Spears/Brett Lobello (Pikes Peak Library District)

This book is Mike Pach’s labor of love, an homage to his adopted hometown. What began as a casual idea in 2016 blossomed into a nearly two-year undertaking that demanded so much of his talent and perseverance.

Not only has Mike chronicled the past 150 years in Colorado Springs, he’s encapsulated life as it looked in 2020 and 2021, which will give our descendants an enlightening glimpse into life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Whether you’ve lived in Colorado Springs a year, a decade or your entire life, you’ll learn something fascinating about this city and the people who built it — and the people who make it special today.

Thanks to Mike’s dogged determination to tell these stories through images and words, you’ll never again look at Colorado Springs the same way.

Rhonda Van Pelt, editor

Purchase Your Copy Today!

COS 150 Then and Now Book ($75) plus sales tax for pickup or local delivery
COS 150 Then and Now Book ($75) plus sales tax and shipping inside the US


COS 150 Then and Now Exhibit

See photos from the exhibit opening

Exhibit Schedule

Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, now through August 31, 2021

Penrose Library - September 2021

Gold Hill Mesa - October/November 2021

Art 111 - December 2021

Colorado Springs Airport, East Library, Sand Creek Library and Local Relic in 2022, Dates TBD


Books Signings, Artist Talks and Events

Learn more about the project and purchase a copy of the book at these events

July 21 - Artist talk and book signing, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, 5:30 to 7 pm

July 22, Artist talk and book signing, Kreuser Gallery, 125 E Boulder Street, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

July 29 - Artist talk and book signing, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, 5:30 to 7 pm

July 31 - COS150 sesquicentennial celebration, downtown near the Pioneers Museum, 12 to 8 pm


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