History and Genealogy

Where Denver's Scandals Are Buried

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What secrets are lurking in Denver's cemeteries? Find out about the scandals that were taken to the grave in Fairmount! Presented by volunteers from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.

What's in Western History?

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether your interest is your home, neighborhood, Colorado, or the West, Denver Public Library's Western History collections support your research. Learn about books, broadsides, photographs, maps, art, manuscripts and more. Explore how you might use our collections and discover the digital materials now available online.

The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the Civil War history contained in Denver's own Riverside Cemetery. Presented by volunteers from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.

History of Bookbinding

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gail Lindley, a third generation bookbinder at the family-owned Denver Bookbinding Company, will present a history of bookbinding. She has examples of books published in the 1600s through the 1940s. Why does some paper get brittle and crack after 1840? Get this answer and more from an expert!

Ancestry 101: Who Do You Think You Are?

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History and Genealogy
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Large Classroom, Community Technology Center - Level 4

Learn how to navigate Ancestry-Library Edition and discover your family history. This class will help the beginners and seasoned researchers get the most out of this rich resource.

Making Sense of the American Civil War: Reading and Discussion

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm

The Denver Public Library is one of 150 libraries nationwide that will be hosting this new 5-part discussion series. It will use books and scholar led-discussion as an entry into serious thought, discussion, and further reading. It will also offer an occasion to bring diverse groups together at the library to examine the modern implications of the Civil War and emancipation. Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community. This series is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library Association.

Making Sense of the American Civil War: Reading and Discussion Series

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History and Genealogy
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm

The Denver Public Library is one of 150 libraries nationwide that will be hosting this new 5-part discussion series. It will use books and scholar led-discussion as an entry into serious thought, discussion, and further reading. It will also offer an occasion to bring diverse groups together at the library to examine the modern implications of the Civil War and emancipation. Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community. This series is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library Association.

Online Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

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History and Genealogy
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Small Classroom, Community Technology Center - Level 4

Counties generate and preserve sources relevant to genealogists, including tax, birth, marriage, death, probate, and election records. Identifying a historic county can be a challenge . The Newberry Library's interactive Atlas of Historical County Boundaries solves your problem. Get online. Join the revolution.

When Did Humans First Enter the Americas?

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History and Genealogy
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is one of the most enduring and controversial questions in American archaeology. Although we still do not have the answer after more than 130 years of research, we are making progress in finding older and older human sites. Steven Holen, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will discuss the present state of our knowledge and suggest further avenues for research into this question.

Civil War Movie Series

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

View movies related to the reading and discussion series Making Sense of the American Civil War. September 15: Glory, October 20: Ken Burns' The Civil War

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