History and Genealogy

DPL's Creating Your Community Web Site

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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 from DPL.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: You Think You Know Colorado History?

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

Denver citizens such as Speer, Iliff, Lowry, Elitch, Boettcher, and Griffith are all well-known names in Colorado history. Hear the stories about them that didn't make it into your history books! Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Tom Morton. www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org.

Discovering Dinosaurs in the Denver Area

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

Kermit Shields, retired geologist and Dinosaur Ridge volunteer, will share the Denver area's rich history of dinosaur discovery. Dinosaur fossils are still being discovered here in the 21st century! We will discuss historical discoveries from the Denver area and talk about where you can find out about Denver dinosaurs today.

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 post closed in 1946.

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

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

Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about the women, well-behaved and not, that made history in Colorado. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers Joan & Garry O'Hara. www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org.

The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery

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

Riverside Cemetery, Denver’s oldest operating cemetery, is the final resting place of more veterans of the American Civil War than any other cemetery in Colorado. The people that changed the course of our country during the Civil War were the same ones that shaped Colorado and Denver. Experience history in this slide show presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Ray Thal.

Discovering Dinosaurs in the Denver Area with Dinosaur Ridge

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

Learn what Denver looked like millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Hear about the fossils, footprints, and other discoveries you can make when visiting Dinosaur Ridge, just a short drive away in Morrison. Was there a dinosaur living in your back yard?

Stars in Khaki--Canceled

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

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Songs of the Struggle - Part of "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011

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History and Genealogy
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interactive panel, led by Dr. Ella Maria Ray and Dr. Rachel Harding, that brings local scholars and poets together to dialogue with the audience about how Africans in the Americas have historically embraced vocal music as they moved towards and continue to advance in the direction of authentic liberation.

http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Education for Social Justice - Discussion (Part of Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011"

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History and Genealogy
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Professor Winston Grady-Willis, Department Chair, African and African American Studies, Metropolitan State College of Denver, will discuss the roles and contributions of students in the Civil Rights Movement.

http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

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