History and Genealogy

Map Month: The Unveiling of the American West in Printed Maps

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History and Genealogy
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

From the beginning of the sixteenth century, when Europeans first understood that there was a western North America, through the next four centuries, the nature of the American West was slowly revealed to Europeans and then Euro-Americans. Chris Lane will discuss how that gradual unveiling has been graphically depicted in printed maps over the years. Chris Lane is proprietor of the Philadelphia Print Shop West in Cherry Creek and has appeared as an appraiser of old maps and prints on the Antiques Road Show.

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Map Month: 1500: The Year of the Eight Distinct World Views

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History and Genealogy
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS) co-founder Wesley A. Brown takes a look at the eight very different types of maps produced around 1500 AD. He explains each of these forms of maps, their time of use and shows illustrations of original examples from his personal collection.

5 p.m. Local map dealers will display maps for sale
6 p.m. Presentation
7 p.m. Peruse the displays of maps
8 p.m. Library closes

The Coloradans that Saved America: Veterans at Fairmount Cemetery Virtual Tour

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History and Genealogy
6:30 pm

Historic Fairmount Cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and II to the present day. This rich military history includes five Medal of Honor recipients, Tuskegee Airmen and Nisei of the famed 442nd Infantry. Please join us as we remember the Coloradans that have served our country.

Nelson Mandela and South Africa: Journey from Apartheid

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History and Genealogy
6:30 pm

Join Active Minds and explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with apartheid, Mandela's legacy, and the country's journey to rejoin the international community since apartheid's end in 1994.

The Colorado Genealogical Society Seminar

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History and Genealogy
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

(Check-in at 9 am)

Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist

See Colorado Genealogical Society website for more details

Desiring Ancient Athens: Art, Culture, and Memory in the Most Famous Classical City

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

Join CU professor Margaret L. Woodhull, Ph.D. in an exploration of classical Acropolis in Athens. Adventure through ancient Greek architecture, art, culture, theater, and politics of High Classical Athens.

Doors Open Denver

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

When the city of Harman was founded southeast of Denver, the citizens could have had no idea of the changes that their little town would see in the years to come. After becoming part of Denver, then becoming a town dump, retail gold would rise from the trash in the form of the Cherry Creek Mall. There's very little of Harman left, but we'll explore its history before looking into just how Cherry Creek got so exclusive, with architecture and energy to spare. Join us for a 45-minute presentation at the Ross-Cherry Creek Library, with time afterward for general questions.

Genealogy: Exploring Your Roots

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

Join James Jeffrey, DPL Genealogy Specialist, in Exploring Your Roots. Discover research tools and methods for family historians.

Lecture by Holly Guise: Alaska Native Women's Activism During WWII

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History and Genealogy
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Gates Meeting Room - Level 5

A Yale scholar, Holly Guise is an expert in Alaska Native women's history and the fluidity of social, racial, and cultural boundaries in the 20th century.

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