History and Genealogy

The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery

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History and Genealogy
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This weekend marks the 152nd anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Riverside Cemetery, the oldest operating cemetery in Denver, is home to more than 1,200 Civil War veterans, including three Medal of Honor recipients, soldiers that fought with the "Colored Troops," and even some Confederates. Hear some of their stories, presented by the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.

Ann Komara: Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

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

Ann Komara, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver, discusses her new book which explores acclaimed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin's urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s.

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

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

Learn about the great women of Colorado history from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

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History and Genealogy
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the great women of Colorado history from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.

Golda Meier: Choices and Chances

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History and Genealogy
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This living history focuses on the early years of former Denver resident Golda Meier, the first female Prime Minister of Israel and one of the 20th century's most influential women. Performance by local actor and scholar Helen Trencher. Part of Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project, in partnership with The Colorado Ballet. For more information, visit http://coloradoballet.org/performances-1/light-the-holocaust-humanity-pr...

Beyond Ancestry

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

Eventually you will find not everything is available through the Ancestry databases, FamilySearch, or elsewhere online. Journey into the mysteries of paper. Encounter microfilm. We will rescue you, unplug you, and lead you to even more genealogical resources.

Who Do You Think You Are?

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

If you’re interested in learning about your ancestors via the internet, attend this genealogy session led by Frank Francone.

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.

Ghosts of Colorado

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

Join us for a fast-paced photographic tour through a variety of Colorado ghost towns and narrow gauge railroads. Today, many of these historical places and railways no longer exist, while a few have been developed into large commercial ventures.

Online Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

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

Learn how to use the Newberry Library's extraordinary online Atlas of Historical County Boundaries for genealogy and history research.

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