History and Genealogy

The “I” in Pompeii and the “Us” in Vesuvius

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

Dr. Steve Nash, Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science , will compare art, architecture, institutions, games, sacrifices, subsistence, in Pompeii and Tikal, Guatemala, which was occupied at the same time, with an eye towards commonalities and differences. This lecture will provide a sneak peek into A Day in Pompeii exhibition, opening at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on September 14, 2012.

The History of Fort Logan

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

Hear the story of the historic Fort Logan Field Officer's Quarters near Quincy and Lowell. The 3-story brick home, built in 1889 on "officer's row," which still stands, is now a museum and has been designated a Denver Landmark. Fort Logan's story began in 1887 with the arrival of troops at the new "Camp Near the City of Denver." Over the years, thousands of soldiers and airmen enlisted, served, and were separated at Fort Logan until the military post closed in 1946.

Discover Your Roots

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History and Genealogy
10:00 am - 11:00 am

You've seen Who Do You Think You Are and Faces of America. Work with James Jeffrey to explore the resources necessary to be successful in your search for your family history. James K. Jeffrey is the DPL Genealogy Specialist. Hi is active with the National Genealogical Society and is past president of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.

DPL's Creating Your Community Website

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Creating Your Community web site is a new way to explore, connect, and share your stories and photos about Colorado with others in your community. You can also link to our digital collections and curate your community. Join us to learn all about this new social archive.

DPL's Creating Your Community Website

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Creating Your Community web site is a new way to explore, connect, and share your stories and photos about Colorado with others in your community. You can also link to our digital collections and curate your community. Join us to learn all about this new social archive.

Creating Your Community Social Archive

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History and Genealogy
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Creating Your Community web site is a new way to explore, connect, and share your stories and photos about Colorado with others in your community. We invite you to come and let us digitize your historical treasures and learn about the Creating Your Community Social Archive. We can scan up to three items no larger than 8.5" x 11.7". A USB drive will be provided.

Ancestry 101

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History and Genealogy
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Small 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.

Myths, mistakes and misadventures in maps of the American West

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History and Genealogy
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

Once “on the map,” places take on a reality in people’s minds, even when these places never existed. This lecture takes a look at some of the non-existent cities, rivers, political entities and so forth that appeared on maps of the American West.
Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

Printed views of the American West

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History and Genealogy
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

A survey of nineteenth century printed views of the American West— from book and newspaper illustrations, to the elaborate portfolios of mid-century, to the magnificent bird’s eye views at the end of the century.
Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

The Cartographic Roots of Colorado

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History and Genealogy
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

A history of the discovery and exploration of the place that became Colorado, as revealed on maps from 1540 to 1861, when Colorado became a territory.
Discussion led by Wesley A. Brown, map expert, collector, and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society.

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