History and Genealogy

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.

Lecture with John Carson: Buffalo Hunting with Kit Carson at Bent's Fort

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

John Carson, of the National Park Service, is following in his ancestor's footsteps and works at the original Bent's Fort. Mr. Carson will transport attendees to the excitement of a big game buffalo hunt.

Dr. Gary Roberts. Colorado and the Burden of Sand Creek. Lecture.

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

Dr. Gary Roberts. Colorado and the Burden of Sand Creek. Join Dr. Roberts as he explores a tragic chapter of American West history and what it means for Colorado today.

Dr. Tom Noel. Color-oddities: Strangest Things About the Highest State. Lecture.

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

Dr. Tom Noel. Color-oddities: Strangest Things About the Highest State.
Dr. Noel will introduce attendees to the people, creatures, and other Colorado curiosities you have to see to believe. Part of the Tesoro Lecture series.

Irish and Scots-Irish Research Seminar

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History and Genealogy
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Ulster Historical Foundation

This seminar is presented by Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, representatives of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Topics include:
-Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
-The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century Families
-Records Relating to the Different Churches in Ireland
-Solving Your Brick-Walls: Practical Internet Tutorial and Resolving Research Queries

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